Friday, August 22, 2008

My First Skywatch Friday


I've seen SKYWATCH FRIDAY everywhere but never participated since I feel I take really crappy sky pictures.

Until this one. I like this one LOL

This was taken late Saturday afternoon. I was looking across Raritan Bay and watching the clouds gather and merge and break apart.

I've learned that the waters of Raritan Bay are considered to be part Monmouth County, NJ and part Queens County, NY. As a Brooklyn girl now living in NJ I think that's cool.

75 comments:

Suzanne said...

Welcome to Sky Watch. You have made an impression, this is an amazing photo. I love your cloud coverage. Happy SWF.

Aileni said...

Looks like a classic 'Trade Winds' sky - quite lovely.
Welcome to pack.

Matt-Man said...

I have an odd fixation about clouds. I am fascinated by them. Nice Picture. Cheers Di!!

genny - entry here said...

very nice clouds....Cheers also.

DivaJood said...

Really good image. I like it a lot.

Knight said...

Wow. The clouds look edible. Is that an odd thing to say? Well they do.

fermicat said...

So pretty and serene. I love all the blue.

Dianne said...

suzanne - thanks so much!

aileni - I'm going to look up Trade Winds sky - actually I'm going to check out more about clouds - I used to know a lot in high school but that was 100 years ago.

matt-man - me too! I love how they change shape.

thank you genny!

jood - thanks so much, it took me a bit to think it was good enough to post. such ridiculous issues lol

knight - not odd at all and yet one more of our strange links - my son and I would watch clouds from the apt. building roof and he always compared them to food :)

fermicat - thanks! it was such a lovely day!

Deborah Godin said...

That's a very pretty shot for your SWF debut! (And I don't care what Jay Leno says, NJ rocks!)

bobbie said...

Welcome to Sky Watch! You picked a beautiful picture to start with. I do love clouds! as you can tell be the fact that I keep putting up pictures of them. Took more today, as a matter of fact.
Pretty neat about Raritan Bay being in two states. - Like the Statue of Liberty being claimed by both.

Jay said...

Great picture. Those clouds look so low in the sky. Like maybe if you jumped high enough you could grab one and pull it down.

Daryl said...

your photos are always good ... interesting and involving ... and I am glad you joined Sky Watch!

:-Daryl

Bond said...

Excellent Dianne... So as a Brooklyn girl, do you feel you grew up on Long Island?

Carletta said...

Your first Sky Watch is gorgeous!!!

Bear Naked said...

Darn good looking first photo for Sky watch Friday.
Of course now you must continue.

Bear((( )))

~~Randi~~ said...

Excellent! Happy SWF!

Dianne said...

deborah - thanks! and I never care what Jay Leno says! lol

bobbie - your cloud pics are always wonderful. glad you liked mine, thanks.

jay - you're poetic too! I think matt-man has competition for the Renaissance Man title ;)
it was a perfect day!

daryl - thank you :)

bond - glad ya like the shot :)
My family in Queens thinks they live on LI. Brooklyn thinks it is a city unto itself - and some times I think that's right :)

carletta - thank you, I appreciate that!

bear - I'm sure I'll get hooked - thanks bear :)

Dianne said...

Happy SW to you too Randi - thanks!

Karen said...

Beautiful. I have some NJ pics on my site today too. We must be on the same wavelength.

Tommy V said...

great post and lovely photos

imac said...

Welcome Dianne to Skywatch.
What a beautiful photo for SW, The SW team thanks you for your post, its photos like yours that makes SW a success.
Hope to see your post next week.

RuneE said...

Welcome to the club! I like that you included the barrier in the foreground - gave a proper perspective.

Tammy said...

That's gorgeous!

Raven said...

Beautiful shot.... and I like that the Bay links your two lives.

Cherie said...

Bea-Utiful! :)

Happy Friday! I'm officially unemployed again. Thank God! ;)

xxoo

Tootie said...

Very pretty fluffs. :-) You had a very nice photo.

CG said...

What beatiful clouds - they look made to order. I love your new blog mascot!!

juliana said...

i keep being reminded today that i miss the sea... this is a gorgeous shot and i love everything about it.

Dewdrop said...

WELCOME TO SWF!!! Great 1st post. This is an incredible shot, and SWF is not a contest. Just keep shooting the sky. We'll look at whatever you've got!

Dewdrop said...

P.S. I love this shot! Fair weather cumulus rolling in... BEAUTIFUL!

Ellyn said...

That is a stunning photo.

Dianne said...

karen - you were in my neck of the woods! loved your photos.

tommy v - thanks!

imac - thank you so much, I will definitely do this again :)

runee - thanks for the comment re. the barrier. It's the only shot where I did include it since I was so fixated with the clouds and it turned out to be the one i liked the most

tammy - thank you :) have a great weekend

raven - I know! when I read about Raritan Bay I thought it was so cool AND I have found a restaurant on the bay that I love! Beautiful open deck right on the water and crab cakes to die for.

cherie - I'll e-mail you for the scoop but you sound happy :)

tootie - "fluffs" - I love calling them that, thank you :)

cg - the whole day was made to order! kimmie found the Fork Goddess, I love her.

juliana - thank you, I've always lived near the sea. I would miss it too.

dewdrop - "We'll look at whatever you've got!" - I LOVE that! thank you.

Dianne said...

ellyn - thank you so much.

Kelly said...

Fantastic photo! Well done!!!

Kelly said...

Fantastic photo! Well done!!!

John said...

Now, that is an amzing shot.

Ivanhoe said...

Oooh, these are nice puffy clouds. And I love that mascot - beautiful lady with a fork (just like you :o)

irish daisies said...

i'm glad you joined this is a great shot!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Dianne! Welcome to Sky Watch. I have seen some of your pictures that included the sky and they are NOT crappy. They are just as beautiful as this one. Lisa

Mary said...

That is one beautiful shot! Greetings from Somerset County, NJ! :)

Denise said...

Thanks so much for your comment, re the flying lady.
I loved your skywatch picture, it so reminded me of our ferry crossing in June. The sun was shining.................unlike right now.
Thanks again and welcome aboard.

Patti said...

I've never participated in Sky Watch Friday, but I've developed a love of taking cloud photos..they are really fascinating to behold.

Nice photo Dianne!

Rambling Woods said...

I don't feel it's the quality of the photo, but more the sense that everyone shares the same sky. There are some really good photographers, but more like me..just trying..

Dianne said...

kelly - thanks!

thanks john :)

ivanhoe - awwww thanks! I love my Goddess :)


irish daisies - thanks :)

lisa - guess I never realzied I was shooting the sky lol
it was the firefighter shot that made me notice the sky.

mary - hello somerset :)
thanks for stopping by

denise - oh I'd love to do a ferry crossing on a day like that one! hope the sun comes out soon

patti - I always loved clouds just never thought of them as subjects til recently. odd. maybe I'm blooming late lol
I love all your photos patti

rambling woods - I like the idea of all of us sharing the same sky :) thanks

ETK said...

Beautiful picture Dianne - gorgeous!

Titania said...

Dianne, your photo for your first SW is really pretty. The cobalt blue sky with the softest pink clouds and just a hint of them reflected in the water. Great shot.

The Quiet Rage said...

Sky photo? Can I submit a picture of a Sky vodka bottle?

auringonkukka said...

BEAUTIFUL!
have a nice weekend!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Gorgeous pic! I love sunny days with the big puffy clouds!

Snapshutter said...

For your first SWF that certainly is a nice photo. Well done.

Ralph said...

A sweeping panorama of a salt-water bay makes for the perfect sky watch. Even Jamaica Bay and Lower NY Harbor will do. Nice!

Marie said...

Fantastic :)

Namnet said...

This picture is fantastic. I am glad you join so we are not dispossessed of it. Have a nice day and happy skywatching:-)

Dianne said...

etk - thanks kid :)

titania - I love the bit of pink reflected in the water, thanks

quiet rage - I would appreciate watching some Sky Vodka

auringonkukka - thank you, you have a good weekend too

RLL - me too! thanks

snapshutter - love your name :)

ralph - I used to take my son horseback riding on Jamaica Bay! lovely place if you can ignore the Belt Parkway lol

thank you marie :)

namnet - thank you, I'm glad I joined in too

Farmer*swife said...

I love clouds just hanging in the sky like that! It's incredible how they form and just kinda' hang there. They often look like they are painted way up high against the blue background!

And, over water is even prettier!

PJ said...

This is so very wonderful. I think it's possible that you caught this because you needed it. So welcome to SWF and I hope I see many more from you. You're a very busy blogger!

Pearl Maple said...

Congrats on joining in Sky Watch, it is a lovely photo too, I am always jealous of folks who have lots of clouds as they add lots of texture and depth to a photo. Not sure that there are quite 4 million yet, but give it another week or two, we might get there yet.

The concept is simple enough take a nice photo of your horizon to share with others, but I am finding that the whole process of scanning the sky looking for beauty or at least interesting, has added a different perspective to my week.

Good luck and hope to see more skies with you soon. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

Arija said...

That is one great photo unfortunately eclipsed by your tales of woe and remedies there of.
Loved your ramble and hope I find you much better next week.

ilanadavita said...

Great sky.

ilanadavita said...

Great sky.

Carver said...

I think this is a wonderful sky shot. The clouds and water are so beautiful and the light is contemplative, at least for me.

Louise said...

I'm having a hard time believing you take crappy sky pictures. This one is fantastic. Welcome to SWF!

Max-e said...

Welcomew to Sky Watch. Nothing wrong with this picture. I has a lot of depth

bowledover said...

Hi Dianna, thank you for your visit.
Crap picture this is not.Thank you for sharing the wide open view with us.

Glad that you joined SWF and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely neck of the woods.

Kutuharju said...

WOW! Those clouds seem to be floating like ships on the sea ;) Nice and peaceful - no storms in sight!

Kay said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm really happy you did because it led me to yours. Welcome to Sky Watch. Your photo reminds me of a painting we used to see at the Chicago Institute of Art. Your photo is gorgeous!

Jeni said...

That was really what I would call a "picture perfect" shot. Beautiful. Would make a fantastic framed item too.

Hildegarde said...

Task succeeded :-) Pretty clouds, a restful view, happy colors. I hope your foot will get better soon !

Tranny Head said...

Way to start out on a high note! Good for you!

Celeste said...

Welcome to skywatch. That is a fabulous picture, the clouds are just perfect. Thanks for visiting my site :)

mirage2g said...

That isnt crappy at all! Lovely indeed, welcome to Skywatch!!!! i enjoy this meme a lot, hope you will too!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Welcome to skywatch! Your first picture features clouds and water which make it perfect one for me to enjoy! It is really good picture!

Thanks for your visit and comments on my SWF. Sorry to be so late making my visits ~ it was a hectic weekend here!

Dianne said...

farmers wife - that entire day was picture perfect :)

pj - you may be right, looking at the sky definitely makes me feel better :)

pearl - in general sharing my photos with the blog universe has made me look at everything differently - and really see it! lol
which is a wonderful thing, thanks :)

arja - if you love rambles you will truly love me LOL
and thank you! I'm so glad so may folks liked my first sky.

ilanadavita - thank you!!

carver - I like the light as well, especially the little peeks of pink. thank you.

louise - I usually don't handle the light correctly so I get lots of blurry glare
thanks for your kind words.

max-e - thanks, appreciate that :)

Dianne said...

bowledover - I'm glad I joined in! thank you :)

kutuharju - it was a spendid day! a rare and perfect one :)
thanks

kay - wow, the Art Institute! thanks! I've been there twice during my visits to Chicago. love it, love the city!

jeni - thanks Lady! I might frame it since it's my first :)

hidegarde - thank you I appreciate that.

thanks tranny! big hugs to you and Sumo

celeste - thank you.

mirage2g - I think I will enjoy it, thank you. so many lovely people take part.

kahshe cottager - no worry, I know from hectic. I tried to visit more but it's just so many!! thanks for taking the time :)

Tink said...

Puffy clouds make me want to reach up and eat them. :D