Monday, February 15, 2010

Photo a Week




















The theme for Monday's Photo of the Week..... "Clouds" ....

and, seeing as the Olympics is in Canada right now.... also a perfect time to wave our flag don'tcha think?

I took my camera with me last week when I ran a few errands.  I tried not to spend too much time looking up while actually driving.  But... when I hopped out of the van at Safeway....I looked up and immediately spotted this.  Perfect.  Got out my camera and walked closer.. got a few stares of course, taking pics of the flag and a tree.  However, I've also discovered that all you have to say is ..."for my blog" ... and you get grins and heads shaking....

Onward.... to my next destination...and when I returned to the van ... glanced up and began to laugh .. right out loud.   This just screamed "clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee"....la la la la la.......  remember that song?  Hmmm... who sang that one anyway?.... and ... what was the real title?...   Okay... I'm back after a quick Google.  Carly Simon and it was called "You're so Vain"...

And, no... I'm definitely not advertising for this particular coffee emporium ...  can't even drink their horrible java if the truth be told.  Also, that is not a UFO in the sky...nope, it's just that damn spot...yet again.  I got home and took some special cleaner to the lens... I hope we won't be seeing it in any future shots.  Finally...

































Wispy, winter-sky clouds ... on a lovely crisp, hoary frost day.... just heavy frost on those branches .... not snow.















Back home; looked up and the clouds were taking over.  Took this shot directly into the sun ... it almost looks like there are two of them.  Ignore the aliens... what camera hogs !! They just insisted on being in every single shot !!   I suppose the little sun at the bottom is a tiny reflection of the real and much larger sun, which, if you look closely, is actually further up... can't say for sure ....

and this....

This is from a beautiful summer day....

A tornado had touched down not many miles from here a few days prior.  When we noticed this...we wondered if something monumental was building yet again... ominous, and yet it was so beautiful to see... ...






























Nothing did develop....it just meandered its way along the NE and disappeared...... and WTF? .... that spot has been on there since summer? .... how could I not have noticed?  Arrrggghhhhh!!

16 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Brilliant photos of the clouds, especially the last two!!

Nicole said...

Wow... your cloud photos are fantastic! I had a giggle at your photo because it looks like your flag is growing out of the tree.

It's ok to cry said...

Love the cloud photos, really good, you commented on my header pic,,well of course that was a gorgeous Florida Pic!

JudiA said...

Holy cow Vee - those are amazing cloud photos! I had to laugh at your description of staring at clouds while driving... I was doing the same thing this week, LOL. What we do for our blogs!

Serena said...

I love those wispy winter clouds! The last two shots are amazing also! A little playing in a graphics program will rid yourself of that spot.

Penny (AKA Krista) said...

Damn spots on the lens eh? I hate that... happens to me too. More often I will find pet hair on there. *eye roll*

I LOVE your cloud photos, BumbleVee! They are fantastic... I particularly like the last ones - they are SO dramatic. I feel like the soundtrack should go "dun dun duuunnnnnnnn" like creepy old horror music or something. ;o)

Linda Fleming said...

Those spots have been appearing in my photos when the lighting is just right. I'm assuming it's scratches on my lens. I've tried cleaning and even blowing in with canned air. Nothing gets rid of those damn spots.

Great sky shots, Vee!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Vee! Your cloud photos are beautiful! I loved that first one and the one with the snow too...The bottom one is downright scary looking!!! I would have run to the cellar and hid under a blanket, straight away!!! xoxo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Vee as always your photos are awesome. Love the cloud shots.

Jennifer Rose said...

those are all gorgeous shots! the Canadian flag one is perfect :D

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I really love the flag photo! And those are some pretty powerful looking clouds!

Very odd spots! Not always noticable from your pics depending on the colours.

MaryO said...

Okay, I don't use this word very often any more but it fits here....
AWESOME! You've just about run the spectrum of cloud varieties here.
And I was sooooo thrilled to see the young Canacian win the gold last night on TV! Gave me chills.

Shelly said...

Great post!!! I've been wondering if you are close enough to attend this year's Olympic games? I've been watching on TV of course...Shelly

Sage said...

Love that Canadian flag; we have to stand up and be proud! Is that flowering trees I see? Going to Victoria next week and hoping the the flowers will be out. Great blog!
Rita

Sage said...

We have about the same weather as you do; but it did look like flowers maybe.

Dolores said...

Gorgeous photos. My adult children are by now used to me taking photos and actually have been know to take photos for me -FOR MY BLOG. Bless them - they understand.