Thursday, February 5, 2009

Glimpses of clear sky (SWF)

During the worst of our recent ice/snow storm, blue sky was a welcome sight in the midst of so much greyness. Even though there was snow and ice everywhere, it all looked kind of dull and washed out due to the cloudy sky.

The sky was actually kind of hard to see through all of the ice and snow-encrusted branches now hanging so low.

Some of the gentle giants in our wooded acres. I was sad to see all my trees so weighted down.

Ahhh, a break in the clouds. Fleeting, but lovely.

This is my first entry to Skywatch Friday. Don't know what Skywatch Friday is? Simply put, it is a place to enjoy Skies and views from all around the globe. But don't take my word for it, go see for yourself. Either click here, or click on the Skywatch Friday badge over in my sidebar at any time to go to the site.
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Steffi said...

Absolutly beautiful pictures for a SWF!Great shot!Have a nice weekend!

kden said...

I'm glad you joined! Beautiful pics for the first time around. I think I liked the second one the best. See you next week!

April said...

Welcome to Sky Watch! Great photos - the second one is especially captivating!

Kathiesbirds said...

Welcome to Skywatch! It's a great way to meet new friends and find new blogs! I like the name of yours. You join a host of other Ohio bloggers! I see you are going to participate in the GBBC. I have been doing it for over 10 years! Nice to meet you and your photos are lovley! (psss-t! I'm a tree hugger too! Do you give them names?)

Kallen305 said...

Such nice pictures. I absolutely love the first one with the bird feeders and the icy branches.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Welcome to skywatch. Great pictures. I love how the second and third photos complement each other. The first has the branches coming out from the center, the second has the branches come in from the perimeter. It made me do a doubletake.

Tricia said...

We just came out of an ice storm too and I know what you mean about the gray skies - it's made me sick of winter! But, it's suppose to warm up to almost 60 tomorrow, so I'll be enjoying that!!!
Happy Sky Watching!!!

Kelly said... looking up at the tall trees. Makes me think of Lord of the Rings a bit!

Rune said...

Great shots for skywatch.

Guy D said...

Simply fabulous shots, I am impressed.

Have a great weekend!
Regina In Pictures

Mo said...

Glad you have joined skywatch. With beautiful pictures.

Bird said...

GORGEOUS chilly photos, especially the top one... welcome to Skywatch and happy Skywatching!

Heather said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, fellow Skywatchers, and for all the nice comments!

Kathie - yes, I'm glad there are so many other Ohio bird bloggers out there! This will be my second time to participate in GBBC. I'm looking forward to it! And no, I haven't named any trees yet. I mostly hug beech trees that have been at the receiving end of a carving knife, and I tell them I'm sorry. (crazy, eh?)

Yogi - that's an interesting observation, very good eye!

Tricia - we got up in the upper 40s today, and we predicted in the upper 50s this weekend!

Kelly - yes, that 2nd picture made me think of LOTR as well!

Thanks SO MUCH to all of you for stopping by!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful shots heather! Especially those snow covered branches! And I love those gentle "giants" you have!

nina at Nature Remains. said...

As cold as they look, the snow is always my favorite!