Thursday, August 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday - all I could say was WOW....

I have never seen a sky like this in my life. I took these photos around 6:30 am on Wednesday morning. It turned into a gorgeous day with little to no humidity. I am sure someone will tell me what sort of cloud this was. I couldn't get over how large that cloud cover was, and how clear it was to the north of this cloud cover.
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33 comments:

Erin said...

those are indeed WOW WOW shots...
i just love unusual cloud formations. and, the color is amazing too.
have a fab weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful shots! How did I miss these? I must drink my first cup of coffee earlier so I am more awake! ;-)

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

I wish I could help you with the name of the formation, but I have no clue ... however MY response is just like yours and Erin's ... WOW! Stunning views ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Dewdrop said...

My best guess is that these would be classified as altocumulus stratiformis. I love it when they get textured like that, especially at sunrise and sunset, makes for an amazing show!! Great captures!

Eric said...

WOW, the are opening the Sky, nice!!!!!

Have a nice SWF

SaraG said...

Oh WOW, those are some awesome clouds.
Great capture!!
Happy SWF

Deborah Godin said...

Wow, that's positively biblical!! Watch for chariots issuing forth!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Gill, It's good to hear from you again. It's been awhile since I've visited also. Glad your move to the country happened. I'm envious. I'd LOVE to live in the country. Sounds like you all are doing alot of renovating....

Have a great day/week.
Hugs,
Betsy
P.S. Gorgeous sky pictures!!!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great sky shots. I'm always taking photos of the sky, and came across your blog from the Sky Watchers blog (one of these days I will join). It is nice to meet another Canadian blogger.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, it looks like a colorful wave. Nice captures.

Photo Cache said...

dramatic shots. that would be a good way to wake up and start the day with this glorious sight.

JOE TODD said...

I have never seen a sky quite like that either all I can say is wow

Ana said...

me too.....WOW

Lynn said...

Beautiful. I love those colors.

Carol said...

Great captures...what a gorgeously unusual sky! And this at 6:30 in the morning! Beautiful...

Artlover said...

What contrasts, wow.
Have a nice SWF

Brenda Leyland said...

Your photos are beautiful!

You might be interested in seeing what I captured on my camera the other morning! The Great Painter working on another sunrise!

It's worth getting up so early, yes?

http://awordfromhome.blogspot.com/2009/08/sunrise-wonders.html

Cindy said...

Looks like you had a cool front go through. Be nice to have one of those here in Texas. It has been over or near 100 degrees for weeks (months).

LV said...

These are wonderful pictures of this cloud. Yet they look scary too.

J Bar said...

Great and a bit spooky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Well we certainly did get similar shots LOL. Yours almost looks like an alien spaceship - wonderful!

Hildred and Charles said...

That's a pretty heavy cloud alright, - great colours and fine capture.

Tammie Lee said...

wow indeed. This is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
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SandyCarlson said...

Those are wonderful clouds. Looks like some heavenly hand is pulling the covers over you.

Arija said...

Fabulous clouds for your skywatch!
Loved every one of them.
Also appreciated the post about vinegar, quite a few of those tips were new to me, thanks.

Jan K. said...

These are very impressive pictures. It must have been great to see the colors change.
Enjoy your weekend!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Ominous!

Karine said...

Wow, what an amazing bank of clouds! Looks kinda like a frontal boundary?

VioletSky said...

And we had no idea what was to come the following night!

I enjoyed reading the comments as much as seeing the photos. Great capture of an awesome event.

Jenn Jilks said...

Oh no. Another blogger I must follow!!! Great photos. I posted some more of the storm damage. OIy it is bad in Gravenhurst.

Denise said...

Those are incredible Gill.

Namnet said...

What an amazing pictures! You were really lucky to take these:-) The cloud looks like a big fire wawe in the sky. Love it.
Happy skywatching:-)

mommanator said...

the skys were just unbeleivable yesterday here too
great vinegar hints