Thursday, April 7, 2011

Watching the Clouds

Yesterday evening and this morning:





Hedgehog cactus blossom

View more skies at Skywatch Friday hosted by by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.  Have a nice weekend!

47 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

I love how the clouds look against the desert background! Beautiful!

ewok1993 said...

Oh your desertscape is simply adorable. So envious.

Titania said...

VERY SPECIAL LANDSCAPE AND THE PICTURES ARE DELIGHTFUL.

VALKYRIEN said...

Very beautiful blue sky and fun clouds! love the last shot with that lovely cactus flower!

betchai said...

beautiful sky and landscape pictures, the hedgehog cactus blossom picture is very well composed.

Janie said...

Lovely sunset, and interesting how the daytime clouds seem to be lined up in layers. Love that pink cactus bloom!

Pat said...

Gorgeous desert skies, and I love the close-up of the cactus flower in the last photo!

Allison said...

LOVE that sky and those galloping clouds! I would harnass one and ride off into the wild, wild west!

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

These are such uplifting sky photos!

Excellent shots, as usual, Diane!
LOVE them all!

Thanks for sharing.

Betty xx

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sunset and skywatch photos. I love the desert scenery. Happy skywatching!

rainfield61 said...

Yesterday and today are beautiful.

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful desert skies. I didn't know you had clouds in the desert! Lol! I love clouds like this!

clairz said...

Clear blue skies are lovely and we get lots (and lots) of them but there is nothing like a cloud or two to make a photographer happy. Great shots!

Gaelyn said...

The clouds appear to be running a morning race over the desert. Spectacular! It's so nice to see the desert through your eyes. I Miss It!

Thérèse said...

Your hedgehog blossom is fantastic with the sky!
Thank you for all these clouds you are sending our way, keep sending them!

Naturegirl said...

Dian I have just returned from Scottsdale after spending 3 months hiding out in the desert and admiring everything about it. I miss being there..Whaaa.. I want to be back ...
looking at your images!

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous shots. The cloud formations are beautiful.

slim said...

Beautiful series!

angryparsnip said...

Love the clouds, they have been very special lately.
One of my Prickly Pear, all of which are so full of buds, bloomed today. I took a photo and dated it in my book.

cheers, parsnip

Dawn said...

These are absolutely breathtaking!!!! 2nd one is my favorite....but all are full of such color!!!

Sandra said...

Wow, these are just beautiful! Very beautiful sky and sunset!
Pretty photography and desert spring colors!

cieldequimper said...

I've just realised that I like another kind of hedgehog! It's very pretty and I love that angle!

Anya said...

Your skies are so wonderful
perfectly shots :-)

(I hope Baby Billy Kitty is sweet for TJ :)))) Lovely shot from both!!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of desert and sky in harmony.

kulasa said...

so beautiful!!!! i could sit here forever viewing the photos over and over again:)

Light and Voices said...

Miss the desert!
Joyce M

~✿~Icy BC said...

Diane, those are spectacular photos of the cloud. The hedgehog cactus flower is so pretty!

Amin said...

Wonderful photos!

DoanLegacy said...

These are beautiful cloud formation, and your photos are awesome!

Magpie said...

We've been having some awesome clouds the last few days. You did a great job of capturing them. Love the one with the cactus bloom!

Barb said...

So very beautiful in spring in the desert. Love that bloom against the sky's backdrop. The sunset silhouette is so peaceful.

Loree said...

Lovely. That first photo is quite stunning.

Darla said...

Wow. Phenomenal. And I can't take my eyes off that last one with the blossom...what a great eye you have!

Debbie Lo said...

Your photos are so crisp and the colors so vibrant...they could be postcards! I can't believe how blue the sky is! Really nice, Diane!

forgetmenot said...

Oh, how beautiful. Each photo is unique and lovely. Mickie :)

LauraX said...

wonderful cloud patterns, and fascinating cactus blossoms Diane...how I'd love to visit your beautiful desert someday!

Amin said...

Wonderful clouds!

Mary said...

Just stunning and so different from my own and yet our sky country meets some where out in the big beautiful blue~

Amin said...

Well done... beautiful photos...
Very beautiful and interesting place...

Elettra said...

images really special congratulations !!!!!!!!

Lrong said...

Amazing shots, Diane... I am really fascinated with the shape of the cactus...

Beatriz said...

captured a beauty of heaven, I love especially the last and that delicate captus in bloom
greetings from Barcelona

Amin said...

I liked these photos very much...

Anna said...

Thank you for sharing your gift of beauty with others. It is inspiring. The images bring back fond memories of camping trips we enjoyed in Arizona.

Stephanie said...

Your photos are amazing and I wish I was hanging in cavcave creek seeing all the desert beauty

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Love those clouds! And your shot of that hedgehog cactus bloom is awesome! Great angle! Have a great week!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Absolutely beautiful scenery!