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Facing the storm

What is it that approaches

From stage left?

Drama

Can it be those heavy brocades

Weaved from storm clouds?

Wow

Or the rain coming down

In bars of coloured clouds?

Stormy

Simson did his best to pose in the storm —

But I think he was secretly relieved when I took him and my camera home.

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For more stormy scenes, please visit: Skywatch.


Poetry

Watching a flock of birds

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Dance across the fiery canopy of the sky

On flame-tipped wings;

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And flying beyond the silver sliver of the moon

Is pure poetry.

Fly me to the moon

For more magical moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Hot red chili pepper skies

Chili peppers are measured in Scoville units,

With the spiciest pepper in the world scoring over two million Scovilles.

I think these red hot clouds would also score highly, don’t you?

Hot red chilli

And what better way to enjoy a vibrant sunset

Than with a good furry friend!

Sunset with a friend

For more spicy sunsets, please visit: Skywatch.


Breathtaking

Sometimes a sunset

Is so breathtaking

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That all you can do

Is stand there humbled

Exhiliration

And drink in all the wonder.

Peace

For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Floating in clouds

 Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”

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Many years ago, I woke up to an amazing sight:

Fields and fields

Of foamy clouds in the sky!

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I had to stop and talk to those clouds

For a very long time.

(All photos from my archive of 2010.)

Foam in sky copy

For more floating clouds, please visit: Skywatch.


Stormy

When a storm draws in

With curtains of cloud,

Stormy sky

It’s time to enjoy

The drama of the sky.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Catching fire

The early morning sky caught fire

And spread its blaze of glory

To the mirror of the lake.

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For more fiery reflections, please visit: Skywatch.


Spring sparkles

We celebrated the spring equinox

With snow and blue skies.

Blue skies

Ice drops

Sparkled from daring buds —

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The fuzzy catkins

Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings,

Ice drop

And the hazel flowers

Glittered in the sunlight.

Even though it was still winter on a spring day —

Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.

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For more glittering posts, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

Snowy scene

And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

Hoar frost sky

To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

Sunset branches

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Blue beauty

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Today, I woke up to minus temperatures

A frosted blue sky,

And two furry posers down by the lake.

Pose

At last – a glorious dawn

Singing its golden promises

Of melting ice and beauty.

Early morning copy

 

For more posing beauties, please visit: Skywatch.


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