Holy mackerel

Sometimes, you are privileged to see something so spectacular that it takes your breath away. (And makes you miss your bus to work.)

The sky hangs so low that you can reach up and pluck a cloudy fruit.

Its silken canopy lies reflectively in the serene waters.

Sometimes the view is so perfect that there are no words to describe it.

You just have to stand still and drink it all in.

After all, there will be other buses, but this fragile beauty is a gift.

Click each photo to see the sky in its full glory.

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77 responses

  1. Blu

    AMAZING sky…but what is a bus?………..There are bus stops here…but never seen a BUS ! LOL!!!!!

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    September 9, 2010 at 21:19

  2. this is for real???
    I would have missed the bus as well.

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    September 9, 2010 at 21:33

  3. Po

    Wow! It looks like a tube of cloud.

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    September 9, 2010 at 22:14

  4. Remarkable!
    The sky was really exciting here tonight. A sort of lonely watercolour cloud, nearly black, which floated past quickly on a turquoise / yellow sky.

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    September 9, 2010 at 22:27

  5. Those clouds are awesome.

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    September 9, 2010 at 22:48

  6. whoa! holy mackerel indeed. you know what the first image seem to me? an upside down lavender field 😀

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    September 9, 2010 at 22:55

  7. For me the best sky ever, gonratulations!!!

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    September 9, 2010 at 23:01

  8. lilalia

    I’ve never seen anything like that sky. No wonder you missed your bus!

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    September 10, 2010 at 00:12

  9. You got some great photos of the clouds that were marching in a line..isn’t the sky amazing sometimes! Thanks for sharing! ..sorry you missed your bus:)

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    September 10, 2010 at 00:33

  10. Those skies would definitely be worth missing a bus! Absolutely amazing and so gorgeous! And your captures are superb! Isn’t it wonderful to be able to see — and appreciate skies like these! Thanks for sharing. Hope you weren’t too late!! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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    September 10, 2010 at 00:45

  11. WOW!! what anamazing sight, and so well captured. Great pics.

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    September 10, 2010 at 01:35

  12. Wow, gorgeous skies! I love the formation of the clouds.

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    September 10, 2010 at 01:47

  13. Wow!! It almost looks fake the way it is all wavy like that!

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    September 10, 2010 at 02:02

  14. wow. that is truly amazing…and mesmerising…its like one of those pics you stare at until something pops out…

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    September 10, 2010 at 02:44

  15. Absolutely incredible sky. Extremely well captured.

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    September 10, 2010 at 02:47

  16. I don’t know how you do it, but you have outdone even yourself with these pictures. Beautiful!

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    September 10, 2010 at 02:48

  17. You have the most awesome photos. These are ….. I’m speechless. They’re wonderful.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    September 10, 2010 at 02:49

  18. Amazing patterns.

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    September 10, 2010 at 03:08

  19. wow!! Thats just….wow.

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    September 10, 2010 at 03:53

  20. amazing shots for Skywatch. love the reflections in the water.

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    September 10, 2010 at 04:05

  21. Can I just say ‘Holy Mackerel’!!!!
    These are amazing images!
    The second one is my favorite and I do hope everyone enlarges them.
    I’m sorry you missed your bus but these have to have been worth it. 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 04:57

  22. Wow! To see that in person must be spetacular. I would want to just look at it in silence and take it all in. 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 05:24

  23. and glory it is.

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    September 10, 2010 at 05:35

  24. Incredible clouds and absolutely breath-taking photos of them! Wow.

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    September 10, 2010 at 06:40

  25. Now that is what I call spectacular.

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    September 10, 2010 at 08:08

  26. I’ve not seen a sky like this before. The abrupt end makes it seem as if it’s solid and might drop at any moment on my head. My heart goes ‘thud’.

    Lucy

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    September 10, 2010 at 08:51

  27. Wow. Wow.

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    September 10, 2010 at 10:57

  28. I sort of feed back to the opening scene of the original Star Wars (cue music…).

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    September 10, 2010 at 11:46

  29. What a fantastic sky! Absolutely breathtaking 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 11:57

  30. Definitely worth missing the bus for work. I don’t know if I could have left till the sky changes! Wouldn’t have believed if I hadn’t seen it.

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    September 10, 2010 at 12:21

  31. mind blowing sights!!!!

    wow wow wow!!!

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    September 10, 2010 at 13:22

  32. Never seen anything like it! Words fail me…

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    September 10, 2010 at 13:43

  33. What a sight!
    Glad you shared this with us. 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 14:19

  34. SirPe

    In a word, the sky was breathtaking! I’m so glad I was able to see it in person 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 15:14

  35. well, if Í had seen this….I would have missed the bus too. I ha ve never seen anything like this. Glad you had your camera with you. 🙂

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    September 10, 2010 at 15:34

    • SirPe

      Hehe, she didn’t have it with her, so she had to run home and get it! That’s dedication for you, dear readers 🙂

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      September 10, 2010 at 18:37

  36. Looks unreal !! My mouth remains open !!

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    September 10, 2010 at 15:45

  37. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the sky like this…it looks incredible and so low. Beautiful shots.

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    September 10, 2010 at 16:31

  38. So is that a mackrel sky then? Lovely photos.

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    September 10, 2010 at 16:40

  39. I’ve never seen a sky like this! How fortunate you were to be there, especially by the water for such a beautiful reflection. It looks like God raked the sky with his fingers!

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    September 10, 2010 at 17:37

  40. Holy mackerel is right! That’s worth missing a bus for.

    Happy Friday, Happy Skywatching, and Happy Weekend!

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    September 10, 2010 at 19:11

  41. I’ve never seen a sky like this!So beautiful and surely
    amazing!!!

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    September 10, 2010 at 19:15

  42. Wow! And double wow!

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    September 10, 2010 at 20:31

  43. Incredible clouds. I’ve never seen anything like them. It’s especially amazing how the formation comes to such a straight-edge ending, then blue skies continue…

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    September 10, 2010 at 20:56

  44. WOW! Never seen any sky/clouds like this! Amazing and beautiful shots!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend:-)

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    September 10, 2010 at 23:27

  45. So lovely! You’re right — there are no words (and yet I am commenting anyway)!

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    September 10, 2010 at 23:59

  46. Wow, never seen a sky so low. Great shots. Happy weekend, Ev

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    September 11, 2010 at 00:11

  47. What a very interestingly beautiful sky. Like rows of cotton just there waiting to be plucked. Very nice series~ Mary

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    September 11, 2010 at 00:16

  48. Such glorious shots! They take my breath away!

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    September 11, 2010 at 00:33

  49. Clive

    That is the most amazing sky I have ever seen …

    Amazing you managed to make it into work at all!

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    September 11, 2010 at 00:41

  50. OMG!! How unbelievable is that! Buses come and go, but these gifts from Mother Nature are priceless! At first it made me think of the old televisions when they lost the broadcast signal!

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    September 11, 2010 at 03:54

  51. I am sorry for you to have missed your bus, but happy for us you did. Otherwise, we would have missed out on this spectacular sky cloud show. Truly amazing.

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    September 11, 2010 at 03:56

  52. Beautiful shots. Looks like a layer of white crops field in the sky.

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    September 11, 2010 at 11:37

  53. Amazing views.

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    September 11, 2010 at 12:31

  54. Good Morning!
    This IS truly an amazing sky!
    I’m glad you decided to enjoy it for longer than a swift moment and share it with all of us ~ so glad I stopped by this morning~~
    happy weekend to you!
    *Maria

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    September 11, 2010 at 12:39

  55. Amy

    Fi, I have so missed your incredible lake views…I’d say this one was well worth missing the bus over…
    ps. I’ve opened my blog again…missed y’all….have a great weekend- hugs from me 🙂

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    September 11, 2010 at 12:40

  56. Amazing clouds Fi. The sight is magnificent. – Dave

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    September 11, 2010 at 12:45

  57. Note to self:
    NEVER forget the importance of looking up……

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    September 11, 2010 at 13:30

  58. Breathtaking reflections in some of those shots. Wonderful!

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    September 11, 2010 at 16:13

  59. Jen

    Amazing! Superb.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    September 11, 2010 at 17:03

  60. cat

    Wow! Vilken fantastisk himmel. Superfina bilder.

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    September 11, 2010 at 17:03

  61. Here I go adding a 63rd comment to your photos, but they are spectacular. I would have been late to work as well!

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    September 11, 2010 at 21:32

  62. Wow! These photos are beautiful!

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    September 11, 2010 at 22:03

  63. Beautiful! It’s great that you took the time to capture this gift from nature!

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    September 11, 2010 at 23:50

  64. I think this has got to be the most spectacular and unusual sky I’ve ever seen. Great shots you’ve got here. What perfect timing for you…and us! Thanks for visiting my “boring” blue skies!

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    September 12, 2010 at 07:08

  65. the best sky at skyfriday this week…

    romantic, sensitive, peaceful…

    The nature is simply MAGIC!!!!!

    HAVE A NICE WEEKEND

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    September 12, 2010 at 08:07

  66. god just dropped the roof of the sky for show for you:)

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    September 12, 2010 at 08:13

  67. JM

    This is absolutely amazing! I’ve never seen such a sky. Glad you captured it so well.

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    September 12, 2010 at 23:52

  68. Wow.. amazing. It reminds me of a well-combed sandy beach.. but up in the sky.

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    September 14, 2010 at 19:08

  69. How very special and how great that you captured it with your camera! Good job!!

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    September 15, 2010 at 13:25

  70. Am back to congratulate you on your POTW award!! It’s perfect.

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    September 15, 2010 at 13:26

  71. Nature is so often kind enough to provide moments like this. Good for you for appreciating them and sharing. 🙂

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    September 15, 2010 at 19:48

  72. brava on POTW!!
    these shots are amazing

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    September 16, 2010 at 02:13

  73. These skies are gorgeous.

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    September 16, 2010 at 02:52

  74. Not sure what else I can add here…but those photos are science-fiction good.

    Congrats on POTW.

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    September 16, 2010 at 05:03

  75. land of shimp

    Wow! Congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary’s. Holy cats, what pictures, I had to actually remember to close my mouth as my jaw was literally hanging.

    Doesn’t it look like the dog from the Never-ending Story should busting through that sky, poised to spirit you away on a great adventure? Seriously, that’s a sky that portends adventure, and magic. Thank you so much for sharing the photos of it. I’ve never seen the like.

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    September 17, 2010 at 22:44

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