Thursday, July 10, 2008

Skywatch












I took these this morning at the Poison Ivy Ranch! I had to work all night and got home at daybreak! I just couldn't resist taking them. I had some other shots ready for Skywatch but I had to share these. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed the live view!
For more skywatch photos go to see my friend at: http://womtig.blogspot.com/

79 comments:

jenn said...

Beautiful!! I love the first one!!

Picturing of Life said...

i like the 1st sky. beautiful

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michele said...

WOW! Beautiful, almost haunting sky shots, honey! And Mingo looks like a child who's being made to sit still for a photo! "Don't do it, DAD! I don' WANNA have my pix taken!!!" ;>)

Can't wait to see the REST of the HORSE pics! lol After all, they ARE "Mississppi wildlife!" At least at OUR house they are!

Reader Wil said...

Hi, I love sunsets, because they are all different in spite of the fact that it is the same sun. Yours are stunning!

Dancin' Fool said...

Wow! And then some. I love that first shot. I have never seen the sun look so big.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Kim said...

Look at that fog, it is so eerie and beautiful all at the same time. That horse is beautiful too.

quinttarantino said...

Once upon a time there was this great and fantastic group of people who blogged and photographed … with a click, click here, a snap, snap there, all of them had a week to look upon the sky … day and night, by dusk or dawn, sunrise or sunset … and always there where great and fantastic photos to be seen when SKY WATCH was opened …

I am one of those proud sky watchers and I really enjoy each and every one of the photos you show us. I really think you are a first class sky watcher!

fishing guy said...

Micheal: Those are some great Sun captures in the colorful Sky.

quinttarantino said...

Once upon a time there was this great and fantastic group of people who blogged and photographed … with a click, click here, a snap, snap there, all of them had a week to look upon the sky … day and night, by dusk or dawn, sunrise or sunset … and always there where great and fantastic photos to be seen when SKY WATCH was opened …

I am one of those proud sky watchers and I really enjoy each and every one of the photos you show us. I really think you are a first class sky watcher!

kjpweb said...

Some Sunset magic you conjured up! Beautiful! Cheers, Klaus

Dewdrop said...

I love the way the haziness sets the scene with such mystique! GREAT captures!

bobbie said...

How lovely! Each one of them.\

bobbie said...

How lovely - each one of them!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful...

Pietro said...

These are very beautiful views!
I agree: Sky Watch is interesting, amusing and at the same time helps to know places and to join the friends together.
Have a nice weekend!

Anemone said...

Great pictures, and glad to take ous to this night.

Nice weekend to you
from Norway.

Lyn said...

all of them are just amazing!

Julie said...

Morning is a delightful part of the day. I feel sorry for those who do not get up until 8am. They miss so much. You have captured the cold and the mist so very well.

PS I do love that horse!

Marie said...

Beautiful!

mirage2g said...

Amazing sunset shots! I especially like the first one...also like a single eye looking straight at me. =D

Have a nice weekend! Visiting from Vienna Daily.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I did enjoy them very much. Of course seeing it live must have been something, but you have made us feel as if we were there with you. I love the horse too. Lisa

lingovise said...

I love the first shot for it's vivid colors and the second for it's eerie mist. Very lovely captures for SWF!

Craver Vii said...

That first shot with the sun rising over the mist is absolutely stunning!!!

Fugazi said...

The first photo is sooo beautiful - i felt so calm the moment i saw it. Thanx for the help with the contest. My skywatch pictures are not up yet, but coming in a few min i think..

Müge Tekil said...

What a calm, peaceful and beautiful sunrise! Very nice!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's very pretty photos... the colors are very nice... that horse looks like a very gentle animal... very kind creature.
did you know you say the exact same comment on everyone's post... ?
Have a good weekend.
Michele

Alex said...

Michael, you have some beautiful pictures here. I love photography myself. These are great and kudos to you for your passion for the wildlife!

PS Thank you for stopping by my site. I'll keep checking in on ya! :)

esnorway said...

nice shoots have nice weekend. Thanks for visit

John said...

Wow, these are great captures!
Have a nice weekend.

Beckynsc said...

Very relaxing photos. I'll bet after that you were ready to make up for lost sleep.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo of the sky from your view of the world.
Thank you for sharing and your kind words on my blog earlier.

Linda Reeder said...

Well, that horse couldn't have been better chosen to carry out the color scheme the sunrise provided in the other photos. The photos are lovely.

Steven and Aisha said...

Oh those are truly amazing! Such beautiful sunrise shots! I am in awe!

SandyCarlson said...

Very nice.

Greyscale Territory said...

Fantastic colours! Like a picture book!

ewok1993 said...

Thanks for sharing this set. I must say I like the second one best. Have a good weekend.

Rose said...

Each one is a work of art all by its lonesome, but together they really make a statement.

guild-rez said...

Great pictures, thanks for your comment..
- Cheers from Canada.
Perhaps you like to visit my other Mlogs about the garden and mushrooms.

alicesg said...

Nice photo for skywatch friday. Love the colours of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Andrea said...

Awesome capture of the sunset. Hard to believe Friday is almost here in Georgia. Where has the week gone?

Marja said...

Wow the first photo is absolutely stunning and the others are nice too. I've got an award waiting for you b.t.w.

The Texican said...

Way to go Mississip. Show 'em what we are so proud of.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful photos! They are all lovely; the first reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, "Morning Has Broken."

I don't have a Sky Watch photo up this week, but wanted to visit anyway.
Pat-An Arkansas Stamper

a said...

Like a dream:) your work is beautiful !

Travis said...

It is worth being up at day break to catch shots like this! Great photo & Sky Watch.

Lately I have been working on my master's thesis, which has taken some of my blogging time away. I do have a Sky Watch up so take a look when you get a chance. Thanks for stopping by.

Gary said...

That first one is just so beautiful - the morning mist caps it perfectly.

Great shots.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

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Wilma said...

I love sunsets too, especially when mummy takes me down on the beach.
Thanks for visiting my blog, so glad you enjoyed the walk.

The Urban Buddha said...

Great photos! I absolutely love sunsets! :) Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

WillThink4Wine said...

These are all lovely. I just love misty mornings!

Sandy's Notes said...

Hey Mississippi, I love the second and last shot. Poison Ivy Ranch? That sounds like something I should stay away from! Happy skywatch to you!

The Birdlady said...

Michael, those are gorgeous! And the old ap is nice, too.

Marcel said...

Nice!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Those are gorgeous shots - every one!

Strider said...

Very nice. It looks like a "humid" morning.

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are amazing, i love the one with the Appy

Tommy V said...

wonderful sunset. Great Catch

Kay said...

These are just beautiful! I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get around to doing a Sky Watch today. I've been so busy unpacking! I'm totally exhausted. I even saw a rainbow yesterday morning but do you think I'd remember to take a photo? Arrrghhhh... as well, I'll just enjoy your photos.

Maria said...

Thanks for visiting my SWF post!
The sunrise is very beautiful! It makes sense to get up early or not to go to bed at all...
Have a nice weekend!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

amazing sunrise!

April said...

Beautiful sunrise! Wonderful that you got to see it.

Carla said...

Beautiful sunrise photos! And as a horse lover, I like the picture of the Appaloosa also.

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

magnificent photos with the beautiful sun congratulations on this very good moment

Mortina said...

great series!

AnneKa said...

Hallo from North Norway. Last week I saw all Sky Watch Friday photos and they were all great, and I hope to see them all this week too. I love to travel around the world this way.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful sky watch photos and have a great weekend!

Lady Di Tn said...

They are all good photos but if I had to choose one to paint it would be the fourth one. To me the sky is more colorful but with hues of pastels while the clarity of the gate gives more depth as it enhances the foggy field. "My first thought was laughter when I read the ranch name. When you visit do you go away with poison ivy? Peace

Tink *~*~* said...

I like the last one best, with the beads of dew about to drip off the fence.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

B. Roan said...

I love the colors. The haze adds a little mystery to an otherwise gorgeous sunrise.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to be there! My favourite is the first :)

raccoonlover1963 said...

Beautiful shots of the sunrise. I am NEVER up early enough to see the sunrise. I don't believe in mornings! lol I missed a really pretty sunset tonight. I had gone to the store, but did not have the camera with me. Wouldn't ya know it!
Lisa

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine series of images! No one does fireworks like Mother Nature!

On a different subject, "Louis" et Mme. la Vache celebrate their premier anniversaire today.

Jim said...

Thanks for your visit to my SkyWatch Friday post, Klaus.

I'm on the road and in the field doing another photo trip chasing the bloom of our Rosebay Rhododendron (white blossoms) in the northern area of the Southern Appalachian mountains, and with lodging that does not have the most reliable internet service. I won't be home again for a few more days yet, but I did finally develop and upload a few images to update my July 7 Rhododendron post.

Sunrise this morning was a washout, literally, with locally heavy thunderstorms--looks like the rain won't ease up until later morning so I'm going to breakfast soon. But I wanted to try and get around to all who visited my SWF, and others too while I still have good internet access. So, please forgive this cut & paste with a small bit of personalization added--I do appreciate your visit and your comments.

GREAT sunrise photos in your SWF! I especially like the composition with the barbed wire fence and ground fog in that misty pasture.

Jim

For The People said...

Jim could not edit it. I see nothing wrong with it anyway! I hope you have a time and capture some superb shots!

The Woman said...

Wow Very Very nice

Rachel said...

Boy did you have a great view or what?! And I love the horse, very cute. These are wonderful images you captured! I love to get great shots of the sun sinking down for the night! (: thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous sunset sky watch captures! I can't pic a fav~I really LOVE them all...the second one is great love how the shapes of the tree's really pop out at ya!
Also really love the third one..with the field..& the cattle gate! And If I had to pic a fav..it would probably be the fifth one with the barbed wire..and the fog..love that one!
And the last one is also fantastic peering at the sky through the fence...all amazing shot's...see impossible to pic a fav! :)
Enjoy your weekend!
Cat

Teresa said...

Very beautiful pictures! I'm glad you siezed the moment and took the shots! Lovely!

Jump Back! said...

Great collection of shots...thanks for sharing.

Dragonstar said...

These are absolutely beautiful shots. Makes it worth working all night!

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