Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Autumn Skies


October skies are the battleground of weather fronts.
Cold wars with Warm for seasonal supremacy.
Frosty night air settles over the summer-warmed earth and water.

Dawn mists rise over river valleys and lakes.
Morning stillness gives way to afternoon winds.
Billowing clouds rise from the Great Lakes
racing west to east across the sky.


In one moment grey clouds cover the sky,
then the sun breaks through brightly.
Rain and snow showers drop quickly and leave hurriedly
as they are pushed along by gusty winds.


Beauty, power, changing seasons...
Autumn


Read more Skywatch posts here on Oct 31st

30 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh..those photos are so powerful..I love them...

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  2. Beautiful photos, wonderful prose! Your first photo of a bridge reminds of the old railroad bridge which crosses the Saint John river in Fredericton.
    ann

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  3. So very lovely Ruth.

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  4. RW- I cannot stop looking up this month. The skies are always changing. The last two pictures were taken along the Niagara escarpment near Hamilton this week.

    Ann- The first two photos are taken at the road bridge across the river at the hospital. They were taken last Friday on my way into work. (It is a wonder I went to work that day!)

    Jayne- Thanks!

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  5. The pictures are beautiful! Even though winter is brewing in the air...the pictures look calm and peaceful. There was (is) a blanket of snow on the ground this morning and I'm sure that there will not be to many "Autumn Skies" left to enjoy as winter is coming. Time to dig out the hat and mitts!

    Beautiful post, as always!

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  6. The skies are stunning this time of year. I took a guided bird trip this time last year and came home with just a few bird pix and MANY sky pix.

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  7. I do believe Autumn skies are the best. Lovely pictures.

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  8. Wow! Love your pics-- actually whole whole blog is cool! Interesting stuff.

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  9. Ruth,

    Beautiful post! The photos are awesome. The beauty of the earth leaves me breathless at times.

    We only got a dusting of snow overnight. There was a little on the street and vehicles last night around 1 am. This morning it was gone. I'm thankful it passed us by. Did you take photos?

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  10. You got some really great sky shots here!

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  11. Very impressive sky shots.Some of them almost have a water color feel.

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  12. Powerful images......I love changing skies.....your writing is beautiful.......

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  13. Love the mood in pic #2.

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  14. I'm a hydrologist: In the spirit of the election year, I approve this message. Really great clouds!

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  15. Cheryl- Yes, winter greyness and dark days are coming where those who work indoors will barely see any light. I am trying to store up!

    Lynne- You get plenty of E-W and N-S weather action in MN. I hope to see prairie skies soon.

    NCMW- Your pictures yesterday were pretty spectacular!

    Hushed- Thanks for visiting

    Mary- We still have yesterday's snow on the ground, but it should melt today.

    CS-Cheryl-Ruth and AC...
    Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the pics.

    Robert- lol- My weather knowledge is limited to what I have learned from the our local weatherman and his satellite maps. Glad an expert approves!

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  16. I love, love, love these photos and your words are magic.

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  17. All great and dramatic shots

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  18. Mesmerizing Autumn skies.

    Paz

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  19. Yeah I agree the shots are so powerful! Great job!

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  20. All so painterly...I want to take out my paintbrush and canvas and just copy your lovely photos!

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  21. Lovely shots of the pause that is autumn. Nice moment because the lake effect snow is no doubt on the way!

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  22. Your photos are awesome!! The first one has amazing color and the rain shots are outstanding!

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  23. Gorgeous pictures! I love the second one. Beautiful colors!

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  24. These are just gorgeous

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  25. Oh wow -- those are REALLY nice...

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  26. These are wonderful and your words are so perfect to fit the mood!

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  27. Beautiful autumn sky essay. The second one is like a painting one could look at and be soothed by for a very long time.

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  28. All so diiferent, beautiful and dramatic.

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  29. Beautiful sky shots, but my favourite one is the mist. I invite you to come meet Mr. Boo for a Halloween wish. - Margy

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  30. Thanks to all "Skywatchers" who visited and commented. I hope to get around to your blogs soon!

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