Thursday, September 11, 2008

What's That In The Sky......?






Well it's not a bird or a plane. I don't think. For my SkyWatch Friday posting this week, I'm offering up this interesting cloud. This showed up last weekend over the lake and at the time I took the photo I wasn't aware how strange it looked. It wasn't until I looked at the photos that I noticed how other worldly it seemed.

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61 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Ah what a beautiful sky Mary...sometimes I'm amazed when I look up, to see the way the clouds look and what is going on up there.

Back in July, after a storm, my husband and I were coming home from an afternoon out and saw the most incredible rainbow we've ever seen. As we drove home, we followed it and how it looked from all the different vantage points of out journey. How I wish I had a camera that day.

ruth

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful cloud shot. It's a hover craft of sorts!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh, these clouds reminds me of those we saw in Montana, the big sky country. I like these. I also like the dogs in your slide show. Those are special.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Anu said...

Beautiful sky and cloud. You're right. It looks like it's gonna land. Great choice for Skywatch.

Mumbai Skywatch

Lapa37 said...

That cloud is gigantic it looks like it is almost touching the water.

babooshka said...

It's got a spaceship inside it. It really is a strange cloud hanging there, but lovely.

Klaus said...

No one could ask for more sky! Beautifully captured!
Cheers, Klaus

reluctantfarmchik said...

I love clouds. My post is about clouds this week too. Very nice.

Woody said...

Cool Shot..Thank you for stopping by my blog.

The cloud reminds me of one of the space ships from the movie Independence Day...


Hope to see you next week..

Leedra said...

I agree that is an unusual cloud. Pretty

Louise said...

It does look a bit alien, but it's beautiful, and in that brilliant sky. Lovely SWF photos.

Carver said...

That's a great cloud formation. It almost looks like a volcano to me.

ellen b said...

Ha! It does look like it's just kind of hanging there! Nice photos...

PJ said...

Those are unusual looking clouds. I love it when I take photos and then find out later that something that seemed ho hum is really special. Thanks for sharing, and I like your paintings.

Glendon Macquinto said...

lovely sky, happy SWF.

Wren said...

Michigan skies are wonderful, aren't they? I love the way you capture the colors in the sky and the clouds.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Love those clouds, and your dogs, especially the one 'smiling' are hilarious!

napaboaniya said...

The clouds look heavy but real pretty, almost looking as though it's touching the water :)
Happy Skywatch!

Enigma said...

Otherworldly doesn't even begin to describe what you have captured here. Thanks for sharing!

April said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it - what a wonderful display of cloud formations!! Beautiful photos!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

that really is one thick cloud

Baruch said...

A great choice for SWF! Love the colour and cloud formations. Happy SWF & thanks for sharing

Fish Whisperer said...

Cool cloud shot, I think there is an UFO inside. Have an other worldly weekend.
Cheers

Jim said...

Hi Mary, you have found a very neat cloud.
Happy Skywatching!
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ilanadavita said...

I like the diferent stratas of clouds.

evlahos said...

very beautiful compositions for swf. well done

Reader Wil said...

Clouds represent a world of their own. They make people think and they guide farmers and sailors, predicting the kind of weather they may expect. Great photos!

vincibene said...

Giants clouds! "Kingkongclouds" I read in another blog.

Hyde DP said...

It looks a typical rolling rain-filled cloud to me - I wouldn't call it other-worldly myself but such clouds are always awesome.

bowledover said...

Hi Mary lovely SWF picture.
With that amount of liquid in it one wonders just how it can hang there.

I recon that something was inside checking out the area.
'Yeh! far better than Mars'
Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Darla said...

Love it........looks like ya could float on it.

Quiet Paths said...

Lots of weather in that! Beautiful formation.

Craver Vii said...

Yes, it does have an interesting look about it. Do you suppose somebody installed it upside down by accident? ;-)

John said...

wonderful cloud shot.

Marit - Som Mine Dager Er said...

I love the blue blue sky and the white puffy clouds in it. Just great.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Wow! I wonder who live in there ;O)
It's just hovering and goes well with your sound bites!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Hi Mary, I am fascinated with clouds and this is a great one, almost UFO like! Thanks for stopping by to see my offering

Livio said...

Great skywatch!
Have a nice weekend

Livio
http://liviobonino.blogspot.com

don said...

These beautiful clouds make a fine skywatch Friday shot. Nice one in my book!

soulbrush said...

hiya ms aqua from another aqua...i love clouds, and also trees...these are lovely.

Carrie Hayes said...

Wow I have to say you are a wonderful painter. I personally always like doing my art in color pencil. Now that I have 4 kids photography is my art of convenience. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent on your blog.

jaejae said...

looks like a scene in the movie 'independence day' to me! nice, eery clouds there!

thanks for dropping by. i'll sure be hopping back here. i love the arts so much.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Big white puffy cloud pictures are among my favorites. You also have some stunning artwork here.

Jeanne said...

It's so big and puffy and looks beautiful over the water.

Jules said...

An alien space-ship scanning the earth for interesting human habits like Sky Watch Friday!!!

Sarah Schwerin said...

Amazing cloud formation! Well done on such great shots! :)

MigsCFLer said...

Fantastic photographs

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com

D Herrod said...

Amazing! TY for stopping by.

Arija said...

Youré so right they do look otherworldly, like something out of Greek mythes with all the faces in them. Very beautiful.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Cool cloud! Thanks for your comment on my first SWF!

Deb said...

Love your clouds photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog this evening!

Indrani said...

Those are huge clouds. Excellent choice for SWF!

Randi said...

Very beautifully sky you post.A sky can bee anting you like i think, and it is that who make this SWF so fun!

Have a nice day

Namnet said...

Amazing post for SWF with amazing cloud. It reminds me a sponge a bit:-) I really like it. Have a nice day and happy skywatching:-)

becky voyles said...

It is just amazing all the differing colors you have gotten from that one scene where you take your sunsets. It is a blessing you live where you live so you can take those shots. I commented on some of your previous posts.

Neva said...

very nice and interesting looking cloud....

Sara Chapman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your clouds, but can't decide (I guess you couldn't either) whether I prefer the first or the second. I think maybe the second as it shows how huge that wonderful puffy cloud is. Also the tree edges echo the cloud edges. And I also love your paintings AND the nature sounds. Thanks for a lovely blog.

angela said...

Definitely a spaceship of some kind..you've got beautiful countryside there..

arlene said...

it's like a big winged aircraft. :)

thanks for sharing and droppin by my entry. :)

Celeste said...

Great shot! The cloud could almost be a space ship it looks so substantial!

Woody said...

Thank you again for visiting my blog. I hope you stop by again sometime!