Friday, August 26, 2011

Skywatch Friday: Pre-Irene Sunrise

Sunrise Over the Poconos

 The calm before the storm?


My camera is still broken. All I can take are wide shots, so no flowers today. This is my first Skywatch Friday - a big departure for me. Click on the link and take a look at skies all around the world.

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30 comments:

Jo said...

It looks so dramatic, Pam. I bet you'll take lots of different pictures to those you'd usually take whilst the function on your camera is broken.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

A very pretty sky, Pam. I hope you do not suffer the consequence of the storm. You must have felt the earthquake where you are. Some folks in our area even did, although not me.

Pam's English Garden said...

Thanks for your comments, Jo and Donna. It seems we will be on the edge of the storm cone. This means 40 miles an hour winds and approx. 3 inches of rain. Nothing near as bad as those in the center of the storm, but enough to knock the electricity out and bring down trees. The ground is already saturated, so tree roots are not well anchored. Yes, I felt the earthquake. It was quite dramatic, with stuff falling off the bookshelf. Glad I don't live where earthquakes are common. P. x

Hartwood Roses said...

What a beautiful sunrise!! I feel sorry that late sleepers miss this sort of thing, don't you?

Think of your broken camera as an opportunity to see the world a little bit differently.

Here's hoping that Irene veers back toward the east a bit. Today will be spent battening hatches here. My work area could use the clean up anyway. Having a hurricane bearing down on us just jolted me into doing it a bit sooner.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

May the storm's effects be much less than you anticipate!

A MAN WHO LOOKED UP AT THE SKY

A man who looked up at the sky
Saw ravens and clouds flying by.
He had to look up,
The sky filled his cup—
He’s my kind of sky-watching guy!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Hillside Street & Sky

HolleyGarden said...

Sorry your camera is still broken, but it makes a beautiful wide picture. What a gorgeous sunrise! I'm generally not up in time to see that! I hope Irene only brings you mild rain and more lovely sunrises.

Garden Sense said...

Fantastic shot of a fabulous morning sky! I've had some camera problems myself - hope yours sort themselves out. Keep safe!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Pam,
That sure is a beautiful photo! I love the colors and textures.

I was wondering who I knew who had felt the earthquake, and who will be affected by the hurricane. I hope there is not much damage done. I have been praying for those in the path.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog- but I am a first grade teacher who loves my husband,children,grandchildren,students, and garden.I keep up on blogs from fantastic teachers to keep me current,Susan Branch to keep me in touch with my true self, and yours because it is part of my relaxing therapy. Gardening keeps me grounded and let's my creative side go crazy.
Mine is a small english style garden in a coastal town in northern California.I love the soft pinks, blues, purples, and yellows.
I am writing to thank you for your inspiration and relaxation.
Lani

The Sage Butterfly said...

I stared at that one for a long time...so beautiful. The colors are incredible. Why is it that things are calmer and more beautiful before the storm?

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Hope everything's okay for you.

Karen said...

Pam, I'm hoping the predictions were wrong and you're not suffering any ill effects from the hurricane. The sunset you have shared is amazing, what a sky! I bet it's been hard not having your camera to take pictures of your beautiful gardens, I know I miss seeing them!

Casa Mariposa said...

Beautiful! Irene has already started to blow here but at least my garden is getting watered. Stay safe!

fer said...

Take a lot of care, hope the storm passes with no problems

Bridget said...

Beautiful shot! Hope you and yours stay safe and well through the storm.

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

I heard that Irene has passed through and all you got is rain--hope that's the case. I am on a small island off the coast of Maine, and Irene is on its way. Wish me luck.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice scene and your photo, too.

Regards!

catharine Howard said...

Unbelievable sky colours. Did you get bypassed by the storm?

Bumble Lush said...

Pam, what a GORGEOUS picture! Glad to hear the earthquake didn't affect you...I hope your fared just as well during the hurricane!

Vetsy said...

Lovely sky photo and thanks for the link showing other lovely sky photos I should try this sometime.

Soon you will find just the right camera.. Have a wonderful day.

Patsi said...

Nice job !!!

All is well here just trapped in the house for 3 days due to 60mph gusts and some roads flooded.

Alistair said...

Sunrise Over the Poconos, just perfection. My close ups are fine, not so happy with the distance shots though. Hope all is well and you escaped the threat of fallen trees.

linniew said...

Hope all is well with you Pam. That was an awesome sky photo, such colors!

PatioPatch said...

it's like a Turner painting Pam and thank goodness Irene was tamer than forecast.

Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

Amazing sky! Thanks for sharing it!

I hope you are all safe and sound now, and that your garden/home had limited damage.

Julie

Town Mouse said...

Hi Pam, Hope you're safe and your camera is back to life. You can still join us for First Views if you like, Country Mouse and I are enjoying this meme.

Masha said...

The colors are stunning! Thank you for such a great picture. I hope all is well with you and you will fix your camera soon.

Nicole Zone 5 said...

Beautiful picture! I love your gardens and your blog...I am a newbie blogger and will be adding you to my reading list! Nicole

Jayne said...

What a dramatic sky! Wonderful photo!

Cathy and Steve said...

Pam, this reminds of the old proverb... Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailors delight. Such a gorgeous sunrise to warn of such a devastating (for some people) storm. Your camera captured the colors so vividly!