I was sorting through some old images last night when I came upon these.
They are from January 2008 - thats pre-blogging for me!
We were still in the grip of drought and the middle of Australia was bone dry. A weather system parked itself off the coast and started to suck air down towards the south. This created a wind that picked up the red/brown dust of central Australia and brought it south.
The rain that fell from the sky left blood red patches on my white car and the clouds turned a pale orange brown. If ever I was going to be frightened by the sight of the sky it would have been on that day. It looked light nothing I had ever seen, and I've not seen anything like it since.
The light was red and orange and even green at times - it was unearthly.
You can find other skies - and probably cheerier ones! - 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.
Enjoy the skies.