Thursday, January 14, 2010

Skywatch - Bear Canyon

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert! Here are some sky pictures from our long walk in Bear Canyon on Monday. The temperature was a crisp 40 F when we started at sunrise and had climbed to a pleasant 70 F by the time we finished around 1:30PM.




To see other skies from around the world, visit Skywatch Friday. Thanks to the Skywatch team: Wren, Sandy, Sylvia, Louise, Fishing Guy and Klaus.

49 comments:

Lance said...

Hi Diane,
I love that first picture, the rising morning sun in the background. It looks so peaceful...

Sunny said...

Beautiful scenery, I love the wispy clouds in the last picture.
Your header is so pretty, wonderful colors.
Sunny :)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful blue sky photos, Diane! The silhouette cactus are beautiful..

Misalyn said...

Beautiful sky photos Diane, love the wimpsy clouds as well as the cactus. They look different from the cactus that we have here in
UAE.

Brenda's Arizona said...

These are great. You will have 90 % of USA dripping in envy!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Diane! As everyone knows by now -- I say it often enough, I have a thing about trees/cactus etched darkly against the sky and your first pic is one of the reasons! Stunning! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Diane--although I cannot envision 70 degrees... Wow!!! BUT--they say we may get to 50 today... Yeah Rah!!!!

Gorgeous pictures of the sky and sunrise..
Hugs,
Betsy

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for bringing us the desert scenes. Quite amazing with beautitful the beautiful blue sky.

Barb said...

How I love your photos! That sunrise is awesome.

Pacey said...

I've never seen so many cacti in my life...you do make a great captures of them Diane.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sky shots over Bear Canyon.

clairz said...

Love the cacti in silhouette. Thank you for sharing.

Merisi said...

Wonderful images and imagining 70°F makes them seem like a dream!

eden said...

Beautiful sky and place. Love the last image the most.

Eaglesbrother said...

I always love the Desert sky.
Good capture.

Elisabeth said...

Love the first one...very nice.

Jane said...

Nice sky and silloettes(sic), thanks for sharing Diane:)

Evelyn Howard said...

Diane: Lovely skies and lovely photo.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful shot of the sugauro agians the brightening sky. They say "Sonoran Desert" like nothing else. I enjoyed you watery hike, too. I'd love to picnic there.

Vicky said...

Great photos!!!! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice SWF!!!

Gaelyn said...

As usual beautiful captures. Wonderful sunrise, always love the saguaros.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love these. The first and third photos are amazing with those dark silhouettes. Very nice.

eileeninmd said...

Diane, wonderful sky photo, I really love the first shot of the sky and the cactus.

Arija said...

Small wonder the air was so clear given the temperature. Nice shots.

Samson said...

Love the first shot,its amazing

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rainfield61 said...

Greeting from Malaysia.

You pictures on the silhouette of cactus are simply amazing.

J Bar said...

Beautiful desert shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

LV said...

You live in an area with a lot of beauty. Your pictures today truly reflected some of nature's great beauty.

Julie said...

Your first image is the iconic shot of the cactus as silhouette over the horizon with the setting sun. I would love to have the opportunity to shoot something quite that beautiful.

Tes said...

Beautiful photos, Diane! Lovely blue sky. Mysterious desert, wonderfully captured!

Regina said...

Such a beauty!
Great skies and captures.

Have a great weekend.

Janie said...

Beautiful sky and beautiful desert land. Love the cactus reaching up to the sky.

Stephanie said...

What a hot day! Thank you for snapping these wonderful sceneries. Although the place is dry, the blue sky makes the whole place looks nice and clear. Enjoyed these pics very much. Oh, I hope you will get to read more of subtropical plants. Have a great day!

Ebie said...

What great views you capture on your early morning walk.

Loree said...

The first picture is really cool.

Crystal Velvet Weddings said...

Wonderful inspiraion photography. Sunshine blog award waiting for you over at creative and faithful blog!

Thérèse said...

Pictures as crisp as the temperature!

Shannara said...

Love that first pic. Looks cool with the cactus growing in the sunrise.

Prospero said...

Hi Diane. That's quite a temperature range! We often get 70 degrees here in January, but never 40!

Gena @ Thinking Aloud said...

I love your first pic of the sunrise - so very exquisite .... love the colours and how the landscape silhouettes against the sky!!
Gena @ thinking aloud
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Helena said...

Gorgeous, as usual! The first one is my favorite of all. Looks like an amazing way to start the day.

SquirrelQueen said...

It must have been a wonderful walk in this beautiful place. The silhouette of the cactus in stunning.
Judy

susieofarabia said...

I think I remember Bear Canyon, out in the northeast area toward Sabino Canyon, no? Love the pics!

Jen said...

I know this is sky watch - but I love the third picture of the cactus. It looks like they are standing around talking to each other.

Ayie said...

the sunset shot made me think of the crucifixion, with all the cacti silhouette against the dramatic sun.

Louis la Vache said...

That first image is really fine, Diane!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Lovely desert views of landscape and sky ... amazingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful Sky watch photos!

2010 winter olympics said...

Wow! Beauty of nature looks fabulous. Awesome photos. The second last looks cool.