Tag Archives: skies

Ice Crystals

Ice Crystals 1

Ice Crystals 1

It has been one of the hottest summers I remember, here in Cape Town. Temperatures have stayed in the mid to high 30s (Centigrade), with rarely a breeze.

As we baked yet again under a clear blue sky, I glanced up and noticed, finally, these few wispy clouds.

Ice Crystals 2

Ice Crystals 2

Forming, disappearing and reforming a good 6 kilometres above me, I wished I could fly through these ice crystals and find some relief from the enervating heat.

And if you look closely you’ll also see the Moon.

 

post script: These wispy ice-crystal clouds are Cirrus.

 

Sky Writing

Sky Writing 1

Sky Writing 1

Mysterious signs in the sky. Are aliens trying to contact us with this weird phenomenon, like they do with crop circles?

Sky Writing 2

Sky Writing 2

I’ve never seen patterns like this before. This is Sky Writing taken to a whole new level!

Sky Writing 3

Sky Writing 3

Conditions must have been just so to cause this cloud formation from a passing jet, in the North of England in June.

Either that, or the pilot was drunk!

 

Evening Star

Evening Star 1

Evening Star 1

Purple evening skies with unearthly lights.

Evening Star 2

Evening Star 2

A new Moon and the Evening Star.

Evening Star 3

Evening Star 3

Hanging in the purple mists, Venus and a Cheshire Cat Moon.

Evening Skies

Evening Skies

Out of all the sunset colours I prefer the purple hues.

You may know of Venus as the  Morning Star, if you live in the northern hemisphere.

 

Winter Skies

Winter Skies

Winter Skies 1

A collection of verse

One

Look straight up on a winter’s day

When sun shines bright and clears the way

See blue touched by a silver band

Yet painted by no artist’s hand

 

Winter Skies 1

Winter Skies 2

Two

With wisps and tendrils lovingly

Jack Frost adorns the skies

And biting cold no longer numbs

You gaze with spellbound eyes

 

Winter Skies 2

Winter Skies 3

Three

Wafting on the icy breeze

Drifting over tops of trees

Soaring to the stratosphere

Floating ice-clouds soon appear

 

Winter Skies 3

Winter Skies 4

Four

When mystery and mists combine

In curlicues and columbine

Then all your heart could ever hope

Is drifting there beyond your scope

 

 

Painted Skies

Painted Skies

Painted Skies

It’s 6pm. Still light – Hello Summer! This is the view from my kitchen door as I washed the dishes last night.

Painted Skies 2

Painted Skies 2

Yeah it took a while to wash those dishes!

Painted Skies 3

Painted Skies 3

But you know what? There’ll be more dishes to wash tonight –

Painted Skies 4

Painted Skies 4

But a sky like this only comes around once in a Blue Moon!