Thursday, May 30, 2013

Skywatching

So far this week:

Clouds on Monday

moon with clouds




white-winged dove on saguaro




black throated sparrow on ocotillo




agave


followed by clear enough skies to see the trio of planets Tuesday after sundown

Mercury, Venus, Jupiter  5/28/2013

and again on Wednesday (sort of)

5/29/2013

and the moon this morning.


 Check out more sky pictures from around the world at Skywatch Friday.

Have a nice weekend!

24 comments:

Fun60 said...

What an amazing set of photos. The ones of the planets are incredible.

angryparsnip said...

The swirly clouds on Monday were fabulous they seemed to zoom around in the sky. I took a photo of them just pointing and clicking into the sun. When I later looked at the photo I was so amazed.
I tried to see the planets but I either was too early or too late.

Your photos are always so wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of sky shots! I love the birds and the cactus. And the moon shot is awesome. Well done, happy skywatching!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a great variety of beautiful skies Diane, each one a treat for the eyes.

Annie said...

Those planetary pictures are outstanding. The agave stalk is very sentimental for me. I did my senior thesis on the uses of agave by the southwestern natives in the 19th century.

Thérèse said...

So peaceful, so lovely.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a thrill, seeing the three planets. And great desert shots.

betchai said...

ah, that dove on saguaro blossom is just super lovely, though love all your shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible detail on that last moon shot. Beautiful photography.

Karen said...

What a lovely series of shots!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, I'm totally speechless. How absolutely wonderful!!!

NO chance of seeing anything here, it's been pouring with rain for weeks and weeks on end... So much for spring :-(

rosadimaggio63 said...

Le foto sono assolutamente fantastiche !!!!
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

Joyful said...

Wonderful series of photos!

teca said...


Special shots indeed!!!

Hugs.

Magia da Inês said...

º° ✿⊱°º•.

A minha admiração pelo deserto cresce a cada foto sua. Uma fauna preciosa e as flores, principalmente as de cactus são maravilhosas...
Esse céu... é um show à parte!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

rainfield61 said...

Happy talking to Venus.

Loree said...

Wow beautiful skies. You got some awesome shots.

Darla said...

You know what? You really help me to continue seeing the amazing beauty and diversity of Tucson. I often struggle to be fully present here -- fantasizing about northern forests and the embrace of the tall trees that I love so much -- and then I hop over here and see Tucson again and again through your eyes and I cherish the magnificence. So, thank you. _/\_

RIZALENIO said...

Spectacular images. Love looking at the sky and seeing the stars and moon. Love your photos.

Happy weekend!

Kalyan said...

beautiful colours...cool shots!

Ramakant Pradhan said...

The shots are amazing! Especially the one of the 3 planets taken on wednesday. The composition is awesome with the silhouette of the buiding.

Celeste said...

Great capture with the planets Diane, quite magical.

Janie said...

I saw the trio of planets, but I didn't take a photo. Don't think my camera is good enough. Love the saguaro blooms with the dove.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Μπράβο!!!