Friday, July 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Early last evening the sky was empty except for this man-made cloud:

And this heavenly body:

Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Wigger's World. Click the link to check out the beautiful photos of many other sky watchers!


Quilldancer said...

I like the way you framed the contrail. Lovely detail on the moon, too.

Reader Wil said...

"White moon in blue sky"this could be the title of a song!! Your photos are inspiring to songwriters!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Unfortunately Tom is on bed rest today and for the first time you are stuck with me. I have my orders to visit as many as I can, and make sure the links are working and everyone is being good. I am sure you are all being good.
Tom and I thank you for Sky-Watching this week. I am sure that as soon as Tom's heart beat settles down he will be back here and visiting.


Marie said...

Great sky watch :)

storyteller said...

Good morning … I enjoyed both photos. I’ve only recently discovered I can take ‘moon shots’ with my Casio digital camera. Very ‘kewl’ … What brilliant blue skies ;--)

My 2nd Sky Watch photos are at Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

Mike Golch said...

Contrails are fun to watch as well as moon watching during the day! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. hugs and Blessings!

Anonymous said...

A very well framed contrail.

esnorway said...

nice pics have nice weekend

Nonna said...

I really love the moon shot!
Hope you have a great weekend!

fishing guy said...

Tina: Love your contrail and moon capture, they are very lovely.

Anonymous said...

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

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. Back from breakfast, so 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.

Now, that's what I call a contrail! And, a very nice photo of the moon as well.


deborah wilson said...

Very nice, and the moon is pretty! It's hard to see the moon around my yard (the trees) until early in the a.m. - but while out walking, I discovered that a few streets over, there is a perfect view. On the last full moon, I walked there and the moon seemed so HUGE. I remember reading that there was a cosmos reason for this last month, but I've forgotten exactly.

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 and have a great weekend!

Fugazi said...

Great SWF contribution.

I am in a photocontest this week too please vote for me...
The picture is called * Himmelske farger*

Thank you for helping me:)

Jo said...

Hey... I saw the same things in my sky Friday.

Seriously great shots. That sky is such an intense shade of blue.

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, Quilldancer! Your skywatch photos are beautiful - very dramatic!

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, Reader Wil! Your photos are spectacular! Tina

Tina Coruth said...

Jane, thank you! I hope Tom is feeling better very soon! Tina

Marie, thank you! I enjoyed viewing your beautiful photos!

Thank you, Storyteller! I love your photos! hugs, Tina

Mike, thank you!! :-) hugs,Tina

smilnsigh said...

Very cool con-trail photo. They can make quite beautiful effects, in the sky. Especially as they channnnnnnnnnnnnge. :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

Tina Coruth said...

quinttarantino, thank you! :-) Tina

esnorway, thank you! I hope you have a great week! :-) Tina

Thank you, Nonna! I hope your week is wonderful. :-) Tina

Thank you, Fishing Guy! I enjoyed your fun sky photos and your kildeer photos, as well! :-) Tina

Tina Coruth said...

Jim, thank you! I enjoyed your rhododendron photos. Lovely! Tina

I'm so glad you got a beautiful view of the moon! I've read that it is an illusion. When the moon is high in the sky, we have no reference points for it, no comparisons. But when it is near the horizon, it looks huge compared to trees, houses, and the other earthly objects within view. So it appears larger. Pretty cool!

Hello, Anneka! I appreciate your visit and your beautiful sky photos. Have a great week! Tina

Fugazi, "Himmelske farger" is beautiful!! Good luck! Tina

Thank you, Jo! :-)

Thank you, Miss Mari-Nanci! :-)

Mary said...


Both of these are great shots. I especially like the one of the moon. You did a great job with these. Thanks for sharing.


Tina Coruth said...


Thank you! :-)


Mountain Mama said...

A blue sky is always beautiful and the clouds etc. make it more interesting to look at..

Katt said...

very beautiful tina... I love the sky. I can remember as a child of about 12 laying in my parents yard on a summer night and looking at the night sky. I was always awed when I focused on how far it goes...forever... my mind could not comprehend that, but my heart was always thrilled by the wonders of God

Michele said...

The photos are awesome, Tina! Thanks for your kind, very sweet words in your comment at Cyber Highway. I really appreciate it!

*smiles and hugs*

Tina Coruth said...

Bev, I agree with you 100%! Blue skies are always beautiful. I like night skies, too. I'm just crazy about sky watching. Thank you for stopping by!! :-) Tina

Tina Coruth said...

Thank you, Katt. Wasn't sky watching wonderful as child? My friends and I would lay on the grass during the summer and try to pick out shapes. So much fun and the sky was always so beautiful!
:-) Tina

Tina Coruth said...


You are welcome. I am lucky to have such great blogging buddies!

Thank you for the nice compliment about my photos. I love taking pictures of the sky! :-)


Renie Burghardt said...

Wow, great shots, Tina! Got to visit more sky watchers, too.