Thursday, March 19, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Floating Sky (Lake Erie)


Yesterday afternoon, a slow-moving thunderstorm rolled through, and when the clouds lifted over Ohio, the light brought beautiful reflections to the calm water. The mountainous landscape of ice piled up by last December’s wind and waves is sinking as surely as Atlantis, if less dramatically than what Plato described. Before long the islands will disappear completely into the chilly water. The gulls have already returned. There’s enough water on top of the flat ice for them to swim, and when the rest of the ice departs, the mergansers and other deep-diving birds can make a living here.




EXTRA, EXTRA! A friend sent me these cool SKY PHOTOS she found on flickr; maybe some of you have seen them already. Quite inventive sky shots!


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26 comments:

Lin said...

liked your sky reflection shots

Sylvia K said...

Wow! what great shots!! You do see lots of amazing skies in your area! Thanks, Deborah, for sharing! Always look forward to your posts!

Quiet Paths said...

I just love that view. The soft water after the rain is so lovely. Great shots, Deb.

bobbie said...

These are really beautiful shots. The second one is breath-taking.

Dewdrop said...

Lovely. Oh I love reflection shots... lol... your comment just alerted me as I was typing. Love these shots! Lovely idea of the sky "floating". Awesome!

Guy D said...

Great captures, I love the first shot.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

kathrin said...

it is an very intresting blog ! liebe Grüße von kathrin aus Bremen

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lake Erie looks a bit grey but it's sooo nice to see the ice is melting. ;-)

Lindab said...

So tranquil - hard to believe there had just been a thunderstorm.

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely shots, I would have thought the ice would have gone with all this warm weather we have had?

Gill in Southern Ontario

Shellmo said...

Beautiful grays and calmness~

Kathiesbirds said...

Your creativity is amazing. Monet would be proud of you giving us such different views of the same shore! That last photo is so barren it inspires creativity with its lonliness. I see it as a blank page or an empty stage waiting to be filled. Perhaps this is what inspires you?

Kallen305 said...

I am doing the happy dance for you right now Deborah!! I see water and sky instead of ice and sky!!! Wonderful photos!

Carolyn said...

Thes are such lovely photographs, so calm and peaceful. I can believe Lake Erie gets that calm. Thank you for sharing and for sharing your friend's find! Happy Spring!
Smiles

dennis said...

Dennis thinks that Ohio place must be a pain in the... some of our bad weather comes from there.

Dennis has taken time from his heavy napping schedule to visit. Nice photo.

dennis said...

Dennis thinks that picture reminds him of Magritte but sci fi-ish . (the top floaty shot)

Arija said...

Beautiful light that you have captured, especially in the first one.

Indrani said...

Lovely shots and i saw the ones i flikr, they are amazing. I am getting ideas. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Deb, I'm sure it's wonderful living on the lake---and getting to see it during all seasons... Do you ever feel that it is 'talking' to you out there????

Gorgeous pictures. WOW!
Hugs,
Betsy

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I like the Atlantis comparison. Very apt in a warming world, and with the ice melting!

Ruth said...

Yes the ice has gone quickly this week and the gulls certainly have made their presence known. I love pictures of sky reflected in water.

Cloudia said...

OOOOOOO!
Aloha

Naturegirl said...

Brrrr...ice still!!! Great images though..I am happy to be in a warmer climate right now! sending sunshine..NG :)

vincibene said...

Wonderful shots, I love the light.

magiceye said...

beautiful skyshots!

Beth P. said...

Amazing! Thank you for showing us your piece of the sky with such consistency and the eye of an artist. Much appreciated--