Thursday, May 17, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Living in the Past / June Skies

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Continuing our journey through the past here are some images from my last trip to the UK.  
The “panorama” has been over sharpened to give a grainy feel to the image.  As a kid I spend a huge amount of time near where this image was taken – and in some ways this less the perfect, altered, image seems to say something about the nature of childhood memory; often imperfect and over overlaid with layers that obscure the truth of the matter.  It was (and still is) a place of dragon flies, of long hours fishing, of Roman ruins running along the contours of the hillside and older hill top barrows and broad and indistinct henge circles.  As you may have guessed I miss the place.
The clouds are my concession to a real sky picture!  They were taken in the early morning as the sun came out from behind a hill and for a while the sky was all colour.
You can find more sky images at SkyWatch Friday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.

28 comments:

subbu said...

It looks like a beautiful landscape and meadows! Could understand how u miss the place. Nice sky shot.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the sky in the early morning! Great time of day.

karen said...

Very nostalgic - beautiful sky and colour. x

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that first shot is gorgeous...

darlin said...

I love your country shot, I enlarged it and fell in love all over again... there's a lot of that going on in my life right about now! lol

Have a wonderful weekend Stewart, cheers, from Adelaide (again!)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful landscape, Stewart! And what gorgeous, colorful skies!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the contrast between the nostalgic picture and the present day one.... and your words about childhood memories are lovely; so true... the photo is a great visual representation of them.

ladyfi said...

Love that candy floss cloud!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Beautiful landscape and cloud shot.
Nice to find your blog.

NatureFootstep said...

how nice to see a pink cloud. :) Love it.

NixBlog said...

Great shots, Stewart!

Gary said...

Beautifully done Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Julie said...

Love the sky photo!

namaki said...

I love the pink color of the sky !

Jim said...

Beautiful sky shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Karen said...

The idyllic places of our childhood still fond in our memory. Great pics Stewart, and I love the candy floss clouds!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ooh, I can't decide whether I want to jump in, or take a bite!

keeyit said...

Nice pinky clouds.

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Kim, USA said...

Beautiful landscape and the cloud the color is awesome!

SWF

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful pano shot, Stewart!

Arija said...

Ah, memories and longing for our youth and remembered countrysides.
The clouds are fantastic and dream-like.

chubskulit said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

Please come and see the Sky View at a football field. Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

I love the scene in the first shot and the colors in the second shot are beautiful. Lovely images, thanks for sharing.

Laylah said...

Just like cotton candy :)

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Hilary said...

Looks like a beauty of a spot. Anyplace that are graced by clouds like that just about has it all. Lovely photos.

Liz said...

Gorgeous pink skies and I love that first shot!!

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