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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Australian Skies

From all angles, Australian skies can be dramatic. From the plane, the promise of an unusual sky could be felt as we viewed the thick cloud cover changing faces continually.

It began looking like this, as we flew over Australian airspace:

Then it changed to this, with a strange light emanating from what looked like the crater of a volcano:

The clouds then decided to break up into smaller cotton balls, drifting towards the horizon, if that white line in the distance could be accurately called a horizon, that is.

 I like this look better - puffy cotton candy, waiting to be rolled round a stick:

The cotton candy decided to merge into a thick blanket, soft and warm:

But the greatest surprise was when after the clouds dispersed... and this ball came drifting by the window!

Yes, Mr Moon went smiling past us! A first for me, let me tell you. Hmm, what else is in store...? You tell me.

On land, in the daytime, you couldn't help being cheered by the blue skies and white clouds.

And you couldn't do without your sunglasses.

Earth's vital rhythm
heat and light tempered by shade
grey clouds appease glare

For Haiku Heights 
Sensational Haiku Wednesday

Shadow Shot!

Oh, and when it rained, the rainbow always, yes, almost always turned up to dispel the downcast feeling that rains are wont to give us easily dampened mortals. We had three appearances of rainbows within that rainy spell, and one of the appearances was a special treat, it was a double rainbow! And that had to be the day I was out without my camera!!!

Dusk was another story, with blue skies gradually turning a lighter shade of pale ( can't help using this line from the song, as that's what they actually transform into...)

At sunset, the colours of the setting sun emerge in many hues clamouring for attention.

With the sun sinking into the horizon, yes, this is a real horizon,thus ends our story of Australian skies, as has been told by these storks from father to son. No, not really. These storks are getting ready for bed as the skies darken...

Good night, and may tomorrow be again another day filled with blue skies for you. Failing that, and if it rains, may there always be a rainbow at the end of the rain, and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, for you!

Linking to:
Our World Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Water World Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Haiku My Heart
Skywatch Friday
Haiku Heights Saturday
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot
Macro Monday


  1. You gave us everything in a day, and they are all terrific! I am also like you when in planes, shooting everything i see, but yours are really so dramatic. It is just sad that flights from Manila to Sydney and back are always at night! I remember some Ausie jokes that all the seasons can happen in one day there, and your photos seem to show just that, except that you didn't have the hail. I experienced it for a few minutes and then another season changed it! I am excited for your next posts.

    1. I really felt that the skies were spectacular, and when I got home, I realized that the skies were just as spectacular, except that I guess I never looked up often enough, to notice it, haha.

  2. Such beautiful skies Rosie, what a terrific collection.

    1. I'm beginning to do more skywatching now...there's always a beautiful sight to capture, so I'm making sure that I at least have my mobile at hand.

  3. Beautiful skies!! FANTASTIC series!

    1. Thank you, Kerri. So glad you visited my travel blog.

  4. Rosie,
    Fantastic pics. You certainly have the knack and the talent for it. Brilliant!


    1. Thanks Hank. These are my personal favourites.

  5. Spectacular series. I especially enjoyed the rosy hues of dusk.
    Thanks so much for your generous share.

  6. Thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment, Gabrielle.

  7. Wow these series of photos are impressive. I like that one with the moon looks like you can reach it. ^_^ Thanks for joining Water World Wedneday I do appreciate it.

  8. You have in effect created a poem with this series of lovely photos ;-)

  9. I love your photos, your site is beautiful. I'm a new follower.

  10. Oh my, what absolutely Beautiful photos of the sky you managed to capture. From the plane ride to the day time and into the evening, you captured each scene beautifully, and then finished it off with the amazing shots of the storks. WELL DONE!!!

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