Thursday, 9 August 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Winter Sky

At times you really can tell that the next landmass south of us is Antarctica - and this was a week in point.


The wind pushed through patches of cloud and heavy driving rain.  But between the rain you would sometimes get a flash of sunlight.  I was walking to get a sandwich for lunch when the sun cut through the dark clouds.  It seemed to catch this leafless tree as it waited for spring.  Maybe it the contrast between the tree and the sky - but this seems a typical Melbourne winter scene.  Rain, clouds, some sun and most things waiting for spring.

You can find more skies here at SkyWatch Friday.

You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies.

30 comments:

Rustic Vintage Country said...

My goodness me, that is one atmospheric photo!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's gorgeous! love it!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic, dramatic skies, Stewart, and a terrific capture! Hope you have some good weather for the weekend!

Monica said...

Wow! I love the dramatic atmosphere in the sky! Wonderful clouds!
:)

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love this dramatic shot!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That is one dramatic, ominous looking sky!

Connie Smiley said...

Such a great sky, Stewart! Any sign of coming spring must be a good one.

Carole M. said...

a really beautiful moment; I love this photograph. The light on the bare branches and that threatening sky backdrop is the perfect combo'

Jim said...

A dramatic looking sky.

Fjällripan said...

Really georgeous!! A very dramatic sky :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a beautiful sky and this is the first time I think I've realized how cold it actually gets over there in the winter! t i

Kusum said...

That is dramatic! I would love to see such thing once!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Wonderful shot. You caught the sky at a great moment.

SandyCarlson said...

That is amazing. The variability that is swirling around our globe sure creates an adventure.

Gillian Olson said...

That is a very dramatic sky, I'm thinking I would have an umbrella with me.

Gowri Saligram said...

Yes, I loved the contrast between the tree and the dark clouds. Wonder how the tree will look in Spring!

Judy said...

Those clouds are just incredible!! I love the contrast between them, and the tree catching the sunlight!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible photo, Stewart. The sky is dark and mysterious, and the tree looks to be in the spotlight.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is one dark, moody and mean looking sky! Great photo...

Brian King said...

That's beautiful! The clouds are so dark and ominous!

Gary said...

Great clouds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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Island Rambles Blog said...

seems odd that you are waiting for spring ...it is so hot here...you do get the storms there and great skies...cheers.

Joe said...

Wow that sky is sure dramatic. Fabulous photograph. Thanks for your witty comment on my blog post, Pelican Airways. Still laughing.

Lessandra said...

Really do like that sky! Skies like that really excite me - thinking of the thunder and lightening that could be right behind those clouds! (I love to paint clouds).

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Liz said...

Definitely a typical dramatic Melbourne winter sky!! I'm so glad we've seen more sun over the last 3-4 weeks!!

NatureFootstep said...

a perfect shot. Love the bright tree against he dark sky. :)


You want to see skies in Scotland? I know I am teesing you a bit. :)

Here it is:
http://nftravel.blogspot.se/2012/06/120627-skottland-scotland-day-4.html

Connie said...

Spectacular photo!!!

einfachtilda said...

Gigantisch schön!!

LG Mathilda