Friday, February 19, 2010

Looking at the Sky on Friday

I'm posting rather late today as it took me quite awhile to stir my stumps out of bed as I felt rather like I was coming down with something all day yesterday. As soon as I got home last night from what seemed like an exceptionally long day at work I popped some Advil Cold & Sinus and went to bed.  Finally around 10:30 or so this morning I felt well enough to get up and finally get going.

I wrapped my new scarf that I got from Sheila around my neck and headed down towards the Groton - New London area as I was in need of a few more pictures for a future post that I've been working on and that I realized I was missing a couple crucial photos for.  Oops!  While I was down there I took advantage of the many clouds in the sky to snap a couple of pictures for Tisha's Looking at the Sky on Friday meme - clouds that were vastly different depending on whether I was facing the Groton side of the Thames River ...

Sky on Friday
 
... or the New London side of the the Thames River ...

Sky on Friday

Believe it or not, all I did was take a picture in one direction and then turn around and take a picture in the other direction. Big difference, eh? If you look closely at the second picture you can still make out a little bit of the brilliant blue sky that was hiding behind all of those dark clouds on the New London side of the river. They usually say if you don't like the weather in New England to wait a minute and this is probably a prime example of that!

Speaking of prime, today is the birthday of one of the dearest people I know and whether he thinks it or not, I daresay that he is entering the prime of his life. If you get a moment, please swing by It's a Blog Eat Blog World and wish my friend Morgen a very happy birthday or if you'd rather pop in on his wicked cool birthday party, click on over to The Work of the Poet where Mary the Teach is throwing one heck of a blindig (that's blog + shindig) complete with cake, games, and party favors! It's up to you whether you want to keep your own underwear on or not!

Happy birthday, Mo, and may you have many, many more that just get better and better!

12 comments:

  1. Love both. The slight use of color became striking!

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  2. I just left the blindig for Mo! That was a way cool fiesta Mary threw for him.

    That is an amazing contrast in the look of the clouds.Yep, that's New England weather!

    I hope you are feeling better, Duchess Linda of Norwich-Upon-Thames.

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  3. Love the 2nd shot! I miss New England weather... until I'm there and start shivering! bwahahahahaha!

    You may indeed be coming down with something. As I recall, you were just Dr. Mom and may have caught whateer it is. I hope not!

    Big hugs xo

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  4. Being so close to the Sound, we expect odd collections of clouds to show up. The difference of the sky views between opposing banks cannot be explained that easily. How wide is the Thames here - certainly less than a mile - does not explain the nice from the rugged clouds. A wonderful capture, Eastern CT such a fine place to showcase your photographic art!

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  5. WOW! That's quite a difference indeed!! Both pictures, as usual, are stunning. :)

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  6. Isn't it amazing how different a sky can look by looking one way and then the other. You really did get some terrific shots!

    Oh dear, I do hope you feel much better soon! I woke up with a sore throat yesterday morning and thought for sure I was coming down with something but today I've been fine, thank goodness! lol

    Have a great weekend, my friend. xoxo

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  7. These are both gorgeous! That blue is so intense, and I like how it's just barely peeking through on the 2nd one. So, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute - or turn around?

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  8. Fantastic shots for LATSOF, Linda! You made Mo's day on his birthday along with everyone else! Thank you! :)

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  9. Talk about a contrast! Those look like they were taken on two different days. Very nice.

    Sending hugs...glad you feel better...

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  10. Wow! Love the contrast in your two photos. I know how the weather can change quickly.....here in the Southwest it is durin our summer monsoon season! Great shots!
    Elaine :)

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  11. Its rumored that here in South Jersey there's a certain road where it's very literally rained on one side of the road and not the other. I've yet to witness it, I have to ask my parents where exactly it is. Maybe I'll try to take a trip there when there's rain in the forecast and see if it really does that.

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  12. Sorry I'm late getting 'round to LATSOF posts. I'm glad to see ya. :) My favorite is the first one with the beautiful blue skies.

    Thanks so much for playing along, Linda.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

    -Tisha of Looking @ The Sky on Friday

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