Thursday, December 4, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Ferry Returning from Sandusky (Lake Erie)





I took these a few weeks ago, before the recent winds stripped off the last of the leaves. You can click to enlarge to see the ferry near the sweeping frainge. In case all the fans of weather phenomena are scratching their heads, frainge is a word I coined to replace the accepted term virga – which I never liked. I grant myself huge liberties with words, changing the ones I don’t care for, and inventing new ones for weather-related events I think should have their own term. (I also made up “spraysicles” in the previous post).



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39 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really beautiful views! Such lovely photos, always look forward to them! Thanks!

Carletta said...

Both are nice but I love the first one with its texture of clouds in shades of pink and blue. The tree silhouette in the foreground is well composed. Very lovely.

Dewdrop said...

lol, you caught me... I was like "what an awesome capture of virga", and as I reading your post and was like... "FRAINGE?! What the heck is... Oh!!!" Making up weather words... funny. Beautiful regardless of what you call it. I like your "spraycicles" too! lol Perfect word for them!

bobbie said...

Deborah, these are so beautiful! I love the first, with the branch in the foreground.

Jan said...

Beautiful photos, I love the contrast in the first one. I like how you caught the rain in them, too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The clouds over the lake are so lovely!

SandyCarlson said...

I like your lexicon and your views!

Raven said...

Gorgeous shots and I like both your new words. Glad the sun has come out. Hope the birds are happily feasting again.

Quiet Paths said...

The light in those clouds is fantastic. Water, storms, and light make a good combo.

Photo Cache said...

both are beautiful, but i'm quite partial to the first ones. i enjoy when bare tree limbs are photographed against the sky.

fishing guy said...

Deborah: Neat post and great photos. I'm glad you confused Dew with your newly coined word. I didn't even know the correct word.

Champ said...

What fantabulasmagorical shots! Stupendalicious!

LOL

Arija said...

Absolutely wonderful clouds with rain inthe distance. Great to see.

nina said...

Deborah--
I'm tagging you with a meme that will post at my site on Saturday. I hope you'll come visit and play along.

Nina at Nature Remains

Kathiesbirds said...

I like the photos but I mostly like your words and your boldness in creating them. I shall have to try that myself someday!

Ms. Hays said...

Great shots and making up your own words... niiice!!!

Mary said...

SO, so pretty! Such delicate colors and beautiful shapes. Happy SWF. :)

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you can have time to visit my corner too...

Rose said...

I love that first shot!

Lin said...

lovely photos, i like your made up words.

Rune said...

Great photos, nice color and beatyful watch.

Kallen305 said...

Love them all but I agree with the others that the first one is so nice.

Shellmo said...

Looks like the clouds are touching the water - beautiful!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Deborah! These are lovely. Lisa

Wren said...

Nice! Frainge or virga, I like the photo. Besides, language should be alive and growing, not frozen in time.

We drive by Sandusky sometimes on the way to visit the wren-laws. The ferry looks like more fun, but not very practical for our route. Rats!

Grammy said...

I love all your photos. I have family in Ohio so I have been to the lake many times I just love it there in the summer months.
Happy sky watch Friday

Indrani said...

I am swept off trying to see the ferry and I like the new words you keep coining. :)

Suz Broughton said...

I like your philosophy on words.
Beautiful photos!

magiceye said...

awesome pictures and loved spraycicles!!!!

Lakshmi said...

great pics ...

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos, I like your made up word too...

RuneE said...

It must make understanding what you write a bit difficult?

Squirrel said...
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Squirrel said...

I like Frainge better. and spraysicles. I think this re-naming shows how often you look at sky and water and how much you love to. I love the photos, it makes me want to go out and take snaps of the river ( but I am homebound w/flu)


town nicknames
Re: shoetown (all the shoes are long gone except at one store that sells high end made in italy ladies shoes)

but there was.. a town... in Westchester (either near scardale or scarsdale itself (?) an old man told me he grew up there and the Life Saver candy factory was there. they mixed a different flavor every day and the sir would small of that flavor quite strongly. the lightest days were lemon and lime days, and the stinkiest day was butterum day (which happened about once a month) butterum life savers may taste ok he said, but he could never eat them because the air smelled like rotten eggs while they were being processed.

Squirrel said...

I think I may have to send you a copy of the book "Coined by Shakespeare" he made up words like Alligator and fortuneteller.


remember sniglets? (Rich Hall)

Cinemuck was my fave (the sticky stuff on the floor of the movie house)

word verifications on blogger can sometimes be fun.

Kelly said...

Wow! These are gorgeous photos! I love the pink shades especially in the sky! Beautiful post!

gardenpath said...

These are beautiful. What you must see living on the water! I would be inspired to invent some new words, too.

Leora said...

Love skies with bits of pink, and the water one is fabulous! But a tad chilly.