Thursday, December 9, 2010

Skylines

Greetings from the Sonoran Desert!  This week for fun I'm sharing some of our sunny skies with an emphasis on lines against blue sky.






See more skies from around the world at Skywatch Friday hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

38 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh my... So different from the weather here. So beautiful too, especially the first one.

Martha Z said...

Great shots and perfect composition in all, of course even without the lineman, I can't help but think of your father and grandfather when I look at the second one.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous blue skies and I love all the cacti and your composition as always! Certainly looks a lot more cheerful there than it does here, that's for sure!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Diane!

Sylvia

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Hi, really beautiful pictures.. the first one is awesome!

angryparsnip said...

Sometimes when I send pictures of the Tucson Sky people don't believe how clear blue it is. In fact I sometimes can't believe it myself !
Your first photo of the Saguaro "Forest" with vapor trails ... fabulous.

cheers, parsnip

Gaelyn said...

I love all the lines against those intense blue skies. The first one, exceptional! And the second one puts to mind to use the lines as part of the composition instead of wishing they weren't there. It looks warmer than here. Or is that just an illusion? ;)

Icy BC said...

A great perspective to look at the sky with lines..I always try to avoid the wiring when taking pictures of the sky! :-)

Loree said...

I love all the lines against the blue sky. Beautiful photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful blue sky over the desert. Wonderful shots.

Tricia said...

love that blue sky & the green, nice contrast! =)

EG Wow said...

I envy your clear blue sky!

cata said...

Wonderful photos, I do like the first one!

clairz said...

Each photo is so evocative of your part of the world, but in a different way. I love the structure in the third photo, I think it would go quite nicely over a patio that is being planned in my head!

Annie said...

Pretty. There just is nothing bluer than a desert skyk.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Wanda said...

Love the colors of the cactus in the header.

Good choice of desert skies.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Those are gorgeous skies, Diane.... Thanks for sharing such beauty for us.... WOW!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Steve Bossenberger said...

Beautiful Pictures!!!

Stephanie said...

It's always so wonderful to see clear blue sky. It has been raining and cloudy for the whole week here! Your pictures have brighten up my day. TQ :-D

Pete said...

love the last photo. it is so enviting

Allison said...

Striking color and clean lines... I am growing ever attached to your desert, Diane!

Amin said...

Hello!
Beautiful photo!

Amin said...

The first photo is very interesting photo!

rainfield61 said...

I am wonder whether there will be any snow in your desert.

A desert with snow?

Diane AZ said...

Rainfield, that is a great question! Each winter, it snows on the mountain tops. And occasionally, it does snow a tiny bit down in the valley, about once every ten years or so.

Magpie said...

A wonderful collection of lines against the blue. Love how you see similarities in diverse places. That sounds weird, but I hope you understand what I meant. :)

Naqvee said...

so very very warm.. i miss the heat, New Delhi India is under the constant cover of heat waves... but now we are chilling out bcoz the weather has changed drastically.. it doesn't snow here. never had... but we love to live here at 43 degree Celsius and are not enjoying the 13 degree Celsius ..these days..

April said...

Like the first shot best, probably because it is so different from the Ohio valley. Saw you on Skywatch Friday.

Ayie said...

There were interesting skylines as I stared up in the sky this morning =)

betchai said...

saguaro skyline, one of a kind, very unique. i am always fascinated with cacti, they are just one of the very unique creatures on Earth.

Amin said...

Very interesting...

Amin said...

Interesting place!

greg urbano said...

love the tall cactus!

Thérèse said...

Lucky Luke territory!

Kristin said...

Interesting greeneries and cactus that decorate the clear blue skies. Looks like a very hot day there.

Have a nice day. May you have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Boonie S said...

Great photos. I particularly like the second one.

All the best, Boonie

Heidi said...

Gorgeous pics of blue sky, sunshine and that beautiful desert.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Nice captures. I really like the ocotillo branches over the wooden pergola frame.