Stormy sky, overlooked

It’s all too easy to overlook everyday beauty, don’t you think?

You look out of the window and sigh, “Grey skies again!” Well, at least I do.

But now and then those grey skies are suddenly transformed into a dramatic and breathtaking oil painting, with large clouds balled up in a sky that seems to go on forever.

(You can always click the photos to see them even better!)

As you look, you see that the colours are not really grey, but a glorious range of pastels, silver and pearly coloured, splashes of dark purple and – there – can you see it in the photo below? – a lovely blue breaking free from the horizon like a shy smile lighting up a small child’s face.

I’m going to scoop up the next grey skies in my hands and drink deeply from them.

Will you?

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45 responses

  1. Beauty is all around us. Stunning skies.

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    June 18, 2010 at 03:54

  2. I’m glad you mentioned I could click and enlarge the photos. I really love the different shades of blue and in a way, they remind me of storm in Belize when I see the waves and ripples on the water.

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    June 18, 2010 at 03:58

  3. oh wow those are wicked looking skies…yes beauty in their power…nice.

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    June 18, 2010 at 04:25

  4. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and reminding us beauty is all around us if we just look.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    June 18, 2010 at 05:03

  5. LadyFi: You are right, those skies are just beautiful.

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    June 18, 2010 at 05:18

  6. You have such a good eye!

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    June 18, 2010 at 05:47

  7. Magnificent! And such a great post as always, Ladyfi! There is beauty even in the gray! There is beauty wherever you choose to see it — different perhaps, but it is there! Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you as always for your visit/comment, always appreciated and enjoyed!

    Sylvia

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    June 18, 2010 at 06:11

  8. Great shots.

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    June 18, 2010 at 06:11

  9. Amy

    Bravo to you for seeing the positives- even in a grey cloud! Fantastic photos!

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    June 18, 2010 at 06:12

  10. Fiona…I like so mauch…whisch photo do I like more???? both…congrats

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    June 18, 2010 at 07:22

  11. “which photo”

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    June 18, 2010 at 07:22

  12. oh, my God…
    I dont get to finish the comment:

    which photo I like most, I do not know .. both are beautiful. Both are special … Both are the picture of nature in Sweden

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    June 18, 2010 at 07:23

  13. lilalia

    How dramatic those images are!

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    June 18, 2010 at 09:14

  14. Snyggt!

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    June 18, 2010 at 10:29

  15. Excellent photographs! Stormy skies hold so much interest even though we may not like what they portend.

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    June 18, 2010 at 10:46

  16. Stunning shots. The second shot with waves of clouds is very nice.

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    June 18, 2010 at 11:18

  17. Beautiful captures. The scenery is gorgeous! Happy skywatching!

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    June 18, 2010 at 12:21

  18. ooh, that second one!
    I with the porridge sky I’m looking at right now would either clear up or become dramatic like that :-S

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    June 18, 2010 at 12:38

  19. WISH, not with. Super sore hands.

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    June 18, 2010 at 12:38

  20. stunning pics and marvelous commentary!

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:17

  21. these are not your average dull grey skies.
    very poetic descriptions, too!

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:18

  22. Very dramatic skies!

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:20

  23. I love your ability to see the best in everything 🙂

    C x

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:26

  24. Wow, that is one powerful sky!

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:41

  25. Great photos of such dramatic skies! I love all the shades of color.

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:43

  26. I suppose on a fine day, you get children diving off the jetty. But in your dark cloudy day, it was wise of them to day at home.

    Great clouds.

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    June 18, 2010 at 13:54

    • They swam in the water … even though it was icy at about 14 C!

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      June 18, 2010 at 13:55

  27. Dramatic and beautiful … just like the clouds ouside my windows right now!

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    June 18, 2010 at 14:14

  28. I love your positive attitude – if I saw grey skies most of the time I think it might make me a bit down, but that’s just me.

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    June 18, 2010 at 15:13

  29. Yes, there’s amazing beauty in the ordinary and you have proven it with these photos! 🙂

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    June 18, 2010 at 15:23

  30. I agree with Carol. Even in dark clouds there is beauty. Good of you to point it out.

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    June 18, 2010 at 15:58

  31. I’ll pay more attention to grey skies in the future – thank you for making me look again!

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    June 18, 2010 at 16:17

  32. true, there are a lot of shades in even the darkest of clouds. 🙂 Great job you done here.

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    June 18, 2010 at 16:44

  33. What a great sky post today. With your words and photos, it seem like I was there. I love your way of seeing the true beauty of nature.

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    June 18, 2010 at 16:51

  34. Lovely — storms brewing in Sweden and in Florida…that pearly/pastel stormy sky effect is something we notice here ,but never did in Oregon (where on stromy days it really did seem just gray.) Maybe we just got too used to it there….

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    June 18, 2010 at 16:55

  35. Love all the colors in a stormy sky!

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    June 18, 2010 at 17:17

  36. Wow looks like a lot of rain.
    Awesome. Happy SWF Lady Fi.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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    June 18, 2010 at 17:25

  37. Wow, the second is just GORGEUS!

    My photo was taken in Thailand…..

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    June 18, 2010 at 20:11

  38. I love moody skies. Your photos are beautiful.

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    June 18, 2010 at 20:56

  39. Fantastic. Those skies really contain some elemental power, don’t they?

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    June 18, 2010 at 21:25

  40. Your skies always look as though they are leading to some magical place, Fi. They seem to beckon the eye beyond the horizon. Thanks for the muse on grey.

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    June 19, 2010 at 04:26

  41. sky are not beautiful also horrific when storm’s come!!!

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    June 19, 2010 at 08:23

  42. I’m a big fan of stormy skies … so much happening within in them.

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    June 20, 2010 at 01:13

  43. You know I much prefer cloudy days, the skies are much more interesting I think. Your pictures are wonderful as always.

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    June 20, 2010 at 02:12

  44. Those are really very dramatic views!! Nice captures!!

    Recently I switched to a custom domain and have lost friends on google friend connect. Request you to re-join 🙂

    Pixellicious Photos

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    June 23, 2010 at 14:26

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