Thursday, December 24, 2009

Skywatch - Gray Days

Noon Gloom - Monday 12/21/09

Dust at Dusk
- Tuesday 12/22/09

Misty Dawn - Wednesday 12/23/09
I know it's hard to believe, but this week Tucson had some days without clear blue skies or vividly colored sunrises, and sunsets. It was still interesting to skywatch. On Monday, storm clouds started rolling in and by Tuesday dust was blowing. Wednesday morning, we enjoyed a nice rain that washed away the dust.

See what's been happening in skies around the world at Skywatch Friday.

33 comments:

Samson said...

Beautiful ;)

Happy Holidays

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Lovely variety.

Merry Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, the first is my favorite. Happy Holidays!

clairz said...

Don't we get spoiled in the Southwest with our wonderful clear skies? Lovely shots, thank you for sharing some unusual skies for your part of the world. Merry Christmas!

Sylvia K said...

Great variety of skies, Diane! Definitely unusual for your part of the world!

Wishing your and yours a very Joyous, Merry Christmas!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice skies. Merry Christmas!

Vicky said...

Great shots, the first and the second are outstanding!!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, I read about that horrible accident not too far from you. It was a bunch of cars in a pile-up caused by the dust. Glad to hear that rains came and the dust is gone.

Great pictures though--even though I usually expect to see BLUE skies in Arizona!!!!!

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

That first image is stunning Diane. We got a bit of snow on Wed, but now beautiful and bright.

Merry Christmas.

JOE TODD said...

Love the hole in the clouds

betchai said...

even without the colors, they are still beautiful, Diane. the grayness added depth and drama.

Misalyn said...

Great shot Diane. Skies are always beautiful even without the colors, even gloomy or dusky.

Among the 3 photos, I love the first one. It looks like there's an opening and as if inviting me to the enter.

Happy Holidays to you and to your family.

Jesse Mendez said...

Hi,

these are very nice
pictures, and it is an
interesting thing to see
that sunshine shot through
the clouds picture...

I want to wish you a happy
holiday, and I also have a
friendship award for you
here on my blog....

:)

rainfield61 said...

This tells us that everything is fast changing.

Christmas will be a past and New Year is there waiting for us.

Happy Holiday.

Kevin said...

Beautiful photos as always. Great to see the weather does change down there occasionally!

Merry Christmas

Dimple said...

The dusty dusk is beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful skies, I really like the middle one. Glad to hear your dust has been washed away. Blowing dust is something we deal with here frequently and it can be very bad.

Merry Christmas,
Judy

Elisabeth said...

Super captures! Very nice. Happy Holiday!

Tricia said...

They may be gray, but those clouds are COOOOOL!

Merry Christmas - Be safe & have fun!

Stephanie said...

Thanks to that rain! Well, we have those gray skies so often nowadays. Get cloudy pretty fast and rain later. But not the dusty type he he...

Naqvee said...

HI there, really b'ful shots and a lovely blog and I wish you a very merry Christmas. i wish that You receive the best in life as a Christmas present.
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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

hopefully we have sunshine today for christmas day! Happy Holidays!

Icy BC said...

The sky is still beautiful Diane. These photos look kinda romantic, soft, and alluring.

Have a wonderful Christmas day!

VioletSky said...

Love the first shot, but the others look very reflective. I actually quite like grey skies - sometimes!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Robin said...

I love that little window in the clouds in the first shot.

Merry Christmas to you and your family Diane.

Regina said...

Great skies!
Merry Christmas!

Louis la Vache said...

Joyeux Noël!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful moody skies. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Thérèse said...

Season Greetings!

DoanLegacy said...

It's very soft and mysterious. Wonderful photos!

Arasu said...

The light seeping from the clouds and the plants make these photos beautiful.

Ayie said...

Isn't it so amazing how we can gaze at the sky all day and everyday but never we'll get the same sky capture?

Anonymous said...

Amazing as always