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Thursday, September 23, 2010

So I took it on myself to make some changes...



My husband is fast developing a reputation as the skywatching photographer in our house, so I decided I simply must assert dominion over my own blog by taking some sky photos myself.
Then, when I looked out the window and saw a beautiful sunset happening, I had to run outside, somewhat underdressed for the occasion (pajamas and slippers), which meant I couldn't hang out on the street for very long. I snapped a few shots of the sunset from the road in front of our house, then took myself and my camera to the back yard where I did some artsy things with the leaves in the foreground.
Quite smug I am, too, actually; even though I haven't yet managed to get myself (fully dressed, of course) down to the end of the street to shoot some sunsets at the edge of the coulee where there are no wires, cars, or houses in the way. O well, it gives me something to which to aspire. "A woman's reach should exceed her grasp or what are The Heavens for?" (to paraphrase Browning in a Skywatchian kind of way).
Therefore, I am pleased to present a brave but heretofore unacknowledged photographer in her own right (and her own write) ...insert drumroll here...
Kay L. Davies, all the way from Beautiful British Columbia via beautiful small town Alberta! (I always do things the long way 'round, but here I am, and here are my photos, outside our little hobbit house outside Medicine Hat, Alberta.)
Photos by Kay Davies. Posted by herownself for

30 comments:

Manang Kim said...

It's very lovely sky. I noticed that when the weather started to cool down the sky became so fiery. Great shot with this one. Happy Friday!
The sky

EG Wow said...

YAY, Kay! You done good, girl! The sky is lovely!

Rajesh said...

Fabulous golden sunset shots. Very lovely.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yeah! You did GREAT! Gorgeous skies and colors! Fabulous, colorful way to end the day! Terrific captures for the day! Happy SWF! Hope you have great weekend!

Sylvia

Mara said...

I love that third photo. Your husband has nothing on you...

ewok1993 said...

LOL, you are funny Kay.

Nothing funny about these sky images. They are superb.

jabblog said...

Well done! I love the artistry of the third and fourth photos - more power to your elbow - well, your clicking finger, at least.

chubskulit said...

I love the third shot the most!

Sky Shots this week.

aka Penelope said...

Beautiful pictures, Kay! Both you and the sky really seem have caught fire. :)

Lesley said...

keep up the good work - you'll be traipsing to the end of the street in no time!

Lorac said...

Very nice! Especialy likke the third one!

Carver said...

You did a great job as the skywatching photographer in your family this week. Beautiful shots. I go outside and shoot the sky in my jammies sometimes too.

Hildred and Charles said...

Congratulations Kay, - great pictures and you are definitely in the running.

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I'm exactly like you,whenever I see a beautiful clouds,I can't resist not to take pictures of it!

Love all the sunsets!!!

Thanks for visiting my SkyWatchFriday

Ebie said...

The silhouettes, the golden colors, just so lovely!

P.S. I am still looking for ways to find out who copies my photos. I will let you know.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Excellent sunset pictures, second to none. Thanks for visiting me and I hope to see you again.

Gattina said...

Love the golden skies ! they are beautiful !

Jo said...

Hi Kay, Brilliant sunset photos, taken while in PJ's and all! These images reflect the you. Well done my friend. I love the sentence a photographer in her own write! Beautiful. I like your style. I also LOVE the quote: and would like to copy it in a handwrittenn notebook I keep in my desk drawer. Have a wonderful day. Blessings Jo

Francisca said...

By the time I was finished reading I was clapping for you Kay! Rah, rah, rah, you GO grrl!! And what a gorgeous orange you captured!

[No need to worry about typos on my site! I knew without reading your second note you meant calm... I spend a good part of the day "chatting" (ie typing in Skype) with colleagues around the globe so I am good at reading words with missed or transposed letters :-D !]

Ann said...

I love the first two.

Keith said...

To the degree i hear of Alberta, I would never figure it is a small town. I enjoy your blog. Your pictures are beautiful

Kay L. Davies said...

Thanks, Keith. I'm glad you enjoy my blog.
Alberta itself, of course, is a fairly large province (#6 in Canada by area, #4 by population).
There are only two large cities, though: Calgary (#3 in Canada) and Edmonton (#5), and a few smaller cities (none with more than 85,000 people), but lots and lots of small towns, mostly farming and/or ranching communities.
Of the 3,700,00 people in Alberta, 1,585,000 live outside the two major metropolitan areas.

Karine said...

What amazing photos, the sky sure was fiery! Thanks for sharing and for your comment on my post, hopefully you'll get another chance to see the tall ships when the weather is better!

Kay L. Davies said...

I hope you're right, Karine, but there's no ocean where I live now. I'll just have to go "home" to Vancouver to see them next time they're there.
-- K

Linda said...

That's right, you just take control! And what better way to do it than running outside in your pyjamas...Glad you did - these are great shots.

Thanks for your comment on my post. I've never seen Braveheart either. My Scottish citizenship hasn't been revoked as a result.

Pearl Maple said...

Great job of sky watching, you never know when those fabulous views will sneak up on you

Linnea said...

Glad you're back behind the camera! What a sky! It looks like it's on fire. Our skies around here in NorCal are tame compared to this! Happy skywatching!

mrsnesbitt said...

One major shopping brand in UK has now banned early shoppers from wearing pyjamas! lol Yes some people actually shop in PJ's & slippers so if you lived in that particular area of UK I am sure you would be free to wander about snapping photos all day! lol! Fantastic skywatching - I fear our skies are now destined to be dark, black and full of rain!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Kay: Wonderful day to capture the sky, neat sky.