Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Orange & Wild - - WOW !

It has been a week of storms and rain at Gardens at Waters East.  With such weather happening day after day this week, thought it about time to post photos of one of the storms earlier this month.  As the storm front passed through the area, it was a fantastic sight!  Even the news stations reported on it as being highly unusual.  As the storm passed, the sky turned a brilliant orange.  Have never seen the sky that orange before.  The news anchors said it was caused by the angle of the sun and the level of the cloud deck.  Just look at these  photos.

A most dramatic evening sunset.

 Storm Front coming in from the West

Colors Changing

Orange & Red

Turbulent Wind in Clouds

Changing to Pink

Front having Passed

One Final Look at the Unusual Sky

Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

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  1. Hi Jack. Your photos of the orange clouds are wonderful. I've never seen anything like this before. Such a drama in the top of the image when the storm front came in from the west.
    I hope it has not rained all week.

    Thanks for the comments on my blog, it's always interesting to read them. It makes me happy when I read that the translation now works so you can also read about our garden here in northern Sweden. About the Translation: It can sometimes have problems with the swedish grammar, but I hope you understand what I wrote on my blog.
    Have a great week / Hans.

    Ps. translation sometimes change my name to his. But Hans is right. Can anyone be called His?
    I do not think so ...

  2. Wow, amazing photos. I thought it was a large fire when I first saw the top photo.

  3. It could be the Icelandic volcano.
    We are on the third aircraft shutdown as the ash from the Chilean Volcano goes around the world yet again - it may do again yet.
    It travels 7000 kilometers to get here in the first place..
    Our skies have been distinctively pink and often orange for weeks now. Not as stong as in your photos. But it's definite.

  4. Those are some really great pictures! I called my husband in to look at the colors - just amazing.

  5. So much drama in the skies. What beautiful colours!

  6. WOWZA!!! Totally blown away by those photos, what an amazing and dramatic sight it must have been. We get plenty of rain clouds over here in Ireland, but nothing as dramatic as that. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for directing me on to yours.

  7. Crazy! These pictures remind me of the storm in the Wizard of Oz that made "the house begin to pitch". Nature puts on the best show.

  8. Hi Jack,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much. If only because you are the first man!!

    Your orange sky looks very dramatic and even a bit frighting. It must have been quite a spectacle. I can't remember having ever seen a sky like this in Holland.

    Happy day, Madelief

  9. Oh what a beautiful sight that must have been in person! Your photos are wonderful. Especially the first one which is absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comment. I can see that your own gardens are beautiful!

    Little Red House

  10. Wow! Those are some gorgeous cloud photos. The colors are just amazing!

  11. Hi Jack, tank you for passing and leaving your lovely comment!!!! I'm totally agree with you: gardening is a great "therapy" for mind and body!!!!!It isn't a simple hobby but a style of life!!! We live life too fast, gardening teach us to be no in a hurry!
    Your pictures are simply amazing!!!!
    Nice day lucky steward!!!!

  12. It's like another world. Wow-I can just imagine.

    Very pretty star magnolia picture indeed. I'm most impressed by all the gulls too.

  13. Hi Jack !

    Thanks for the comments on my blog ! You are welcome to visit again... the translating is now ok.
    Your pictures are really amazing !
    Have a good day !

  14. Wow, those are great captures of the stormy sunset! You caught it at all the stages, too. Wasn't that a wonderful storm?! As long as no one was hurt, and not much damage to houses and plants.

  15. Hi Jack! thanks for visiting my blog! the information about the fairy party is on You can post fairy images, show handmade fairies or whatever related with fairies... the party is tomorrow!.
    WONDERFUL pictures! I love storms and sunsets! and the combination of both is really awesome! thanks for sharing!

  16. WOW!! Just amazing sky! Never seen anything like it! Beautiful colors!
    Thank you for stopig by, and for you nice comments on my blog!

    Have a great evening;o)

  17. Holy cow, that would have been scary if were not so beautiful. I wonder if that sky was holding fine ashy particles of the Arizona landscape?

  18. Wow, that is quite an AMAZING first photo!

    Thanks for the visit to my blog Jack! We are patiently awaiting daylily season:).

  19. You can always visit and comment it in English because I go to Google translate to translate your comment. You can do it the same way I do, using Google Translate.
    Thank for your visit, João.
    Will always be welcome

  20. Hi Jack!
    Nice coloured pictures of stormy and rainy weather, very dramatic.....

    Thanks for visiting my blogg. Next time you come back you can click directly on a Translator on my webstite:)
    Have a nice day!

  21. Stunning images, the first, especially dramatic ... awesome!

  22. I'd be scared silly if the sky looked as it does in your photos.

    About Blotanical and feeds etc. I'd recommend you don't worry until Stuart has stopped working on his improved version as I imagine everything will change then anyway. Otherwise, Diana at Elephant's Eye is expert, helpful and friendly and understands these things better than most of us.


  23. stunning clowd formation and plant pot man hehe great fun fantasic photography