Thursday, June 24, 2010

Morning Colors

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert!  Clouds and colors were happening in the sky here this morning and I am pleased to share them with you.









Wow, even a sweet little virga rainbow!  The rain evaporated before reaching the ground.  All this before 7:00AM.  Rain is not in our weather forecast for today; it's supposed to be mostly sunny and the temperature is expected to reach 108f.

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38 comments:

Self Sagacity said...

The sky is beautiful. So many colors and patterns in those clouds.

Tracy said...

That's a beautiful sunrise.. You have an excellent view of it!

Sunny said...

Such delightful colors, simply stunning so early in the morning.
☼ Sunny

rainfield61 said...

A happy morning comes with a rainbow.

Your are lucky.

Good morning.

Stephanie said...

I have never seen a rainbow like that before. Good timing to snap that shot. Excellent!

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic way to start the day! Gorgeous skies and colors and that is an intriguing rainbow, never seen one quite like that before either. Really terrific captures for the day, Diane! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

Lovely dawn colors. We are forcast to be 104 here next week. Not too hot by your standards but too hot for me. We'll head for the mountains for some cooler weather. Eric and family will join us next week.

Barb said...

Awesome photos, Diane! I really like the composition of the tile roof and mountain one. Wish that virga would turn into some moisture for you!

clairz said...

Love your many-colored mountain shot! Beautiful skies.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful skies and photographs Dianne.
Costas

Icy BC said...

Fantastic colors of the sky, Diane, and your photos showed just that: amazing and beautiful!

Regina said...

Gorgeous morning.
Beautiful captures Diane.
Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

" Regina "

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh...those are beautiful skies. There is nothing like a good road trip across the desert for scenic skies. Gotta do that "today!" We're off to Palm Springs...only 1 hour drive, but, it's still considered a road trip, I think.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the sky over desert. Very lovely colors.

cieldequimper said...

The sky ablaze, the sky multicoloured... Plain marvellous!

Cheryl Ann said...

Beautiful colors, Diane! I love mornings!

ewok1993 said...

your skies are so varied and gorgeous.

Susan said...

Gorgeous sky...seems to be having a very busy day in Arizona!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures from the Sonoran Desert, Diane... Love that virga rainbow... Wow!!!!

The colors are marvelous in all of those pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Laura said...

wonderful images...I love the colors!

Thérèse said...

Five beatiful shots!

The Retired One said...

Love the sky photos...I can't even comprehend 108F....we didn't even get over 70F today here!

~Cheryl said...

All your photos are spectacular! Your sky was certainly busy this morning -- the beautiful rainbow at the end was unexpected. Wow! Have a wonderful weekend.

J Bar said...

Beautiful. So many colours.

Allison said...

I love pictures of sky. I've often thought that no matter where you are in the world, the sky is friendly because it doesn't change. But I'm not sure that's true...the colors you have are so vibrant! Truly lovely. Thanks for sharing!

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch photos

Have a nice weekend

Gaelyn said...

The rainbow is beautiful, never seen a virga. Try to stay cool.

James said...

The clouds, the rainbow and the landscape are all beautiful!

Manang Kim said...

The second photo looks like Noah's Ark in golden color, awesome shot! Happy weekend!


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Prospero said...

Great colors, Diane. Your desert skies are wonderful.

Tracy said...

Such gorgeous colours in the sk, love the rainbow.

Luzia said...

Wonderful szenes - the rainbow is miy favourite. A big hugh from Luzia.

betchai said...

you cracked me up with the rain evaporating before it reach the ground :) we have very similar situation here and the rain evaporating before reaching the ground is very common here also, you have such beautiful skies, love all your pictures.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful skies there, as always. I especially like the rich colors in your first two images.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

SquirrelQueen said...

I can think of no better way to start a day than with skies like those, beautiful.

Ayie said...

i see a rainbow and i wowed after seeing the skies... like flames burning

Elettra said...

The photos on the sunset are stunnig, congratulations

Clytie said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said here? These shots are absolutely amazing! My favorite is the virga rainbow. Wow - you can even see the little cloud it is coming from!