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Thursday, February 3, 2011

January skies in southeastern Alberta





                                                                                  Photos by Richard Schear

Alberta skies come in different colors...white, black, pink, red, blue, purple, yellow, orange, sometimes even a hint of green, but only one size...large! Skies out here on the prairie are huge, with sunrises and sunsets that can usually be seen from any direction, all around the horizon.

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41 comments:

Esther Garvi said...

That second picture there is just amazing! Like candy for the eye... I silhouettes!

Mr Puddy said...

Beautiful Blue, Kay
xxx

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking captures, Kay! I love your huge skies and such wonderful colors! I really love the second one with the bare, black trees silhouetted against the muted sun! I know I say this a lot about bare trees in the winter, but they are always so beautiful and always different. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Hehe! I'm going to say what a lot of people say when they come to my blog: It looks cold. :))

Reader Wil said...

Any painter trying to paint Alberta skies, needs many colours to get that stunning result that we now see in your photos.

Inger-M said...

That was the word that came to mind, even before I read your caption: those are big skies! You wouldn't feel closed in there. Lovely series :-)
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog :-)

Sally in WA said...

Oh those look so cold! Reminds me of this past weekend at the CDR. Brrrr. But I so enjoy the wide open spaces of nature!

indicaspecies said...

Kay, You've captured a variety of beautiful colors of the sky, thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.
~celine

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful BIG skies, Kay! I love all the colors and photos. Happy skywatching!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A perfect description of big sky country Kay -- with perfect pictures!! That's why you live there snow or no snow isn't it? Just lovely.

imriz said...

awesome shots. loved the tree silhouette.

Carver said...

I love the variations in the beautiful skies you are showing us.

Lorac said...

Beautiful big Alberta skies! Love them all but especially the middle one.

LauraX said...

love the image of the sun bursting through!

Kay said...

It's all so beautiful, Kay! Lucky you!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the sky. Lovely color contrasts.

Lew said...

Beautiful! Your land looks different, but your skies look a lot like ours have been this winter.

Ruthi said...

those photos are awesome. so breathtakingly beautiful.

Jillien said...

these pictures are beautiful! Love them. thanks for sharing with us.

JM

Beverley Baird said...

These are gorgeous skies Kay! It has been a while since I lived in Alberta (Rycroft, Cold lake and Wabamun) - love those wide open skies!

John S. Mead said...

Brrr! after this past week in sub freezing Dallas, I appreciate cold skies when I see them! Thanks for sharing!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very familiar looking - lovely captures - big indeed!

Pearl Maple said...

You do have some huge skies in that part of the country and colourful too!

Really Rainey said...

Those are gorgeous photos! I popped over to see what you and Lindy have been up to and to see that you are keeping warm! Thanks for your fun and encouraging comments you post on my 365 project! I always look forward to them. I Have a big trip coming up. From Arizona, to florida to Alaska! So my 365 is gonna heat up! Also here is a link to my other blog. My cooking, travel, projects.

~Rainey~
http://theprojecttable.blogspot.com

Did I tell you my parents live in Canada? Elliot Lake Ontario.

;0) Keep warm my friend!

Jo said...

Kay, I love big skies and we have them in Africa (including South Africa) as well. All's well here, yes, we're remote and almost out of touch. Every morning Grant and I wake up and say: Wonder what Shadow is doing? Missing him so much but all for his own good that he is there now. Keep well and enjoy the weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Gattina said...

At least your skies are colorful and not grey like my skies !
It's time that the sun shows up again ! I don't know anymore how sunshine looks !

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

Nat said...

I think that the sun over the trees is my favourite... but it is hard to choose as they are all amazing!

ladyfi said...

What marvellous large skies!

jabblog said...

Heart-stopping huge skies - wonderful:-)

Greyscale Territory said...

Such very pretty skies in pastel shades! When I was in Canada some years ago I was totally enchanted with the awesome expanse of sky in Saskatchewan! I felt I was actually in the sky!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those are some icy skies, Kay!

TO THE SKY

Sky by day or sky by night,
You are always my delight,
For in blaze or subtle hue,
Sky, my heart belongs to you.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blazing Sky

Karine said...

Those are huge skies for sure, I don't think I've ever actually seen skies that big in person as we have some pretty hilly territory here in Quebec and in Ontario as well! Your skies are a very impressive sight indeed!

Shirley said...

The prairie provinces are known for their expansive skies which you have captured so well for SkyWatch Friday! I am loving the second photo! Enjoy your weekend.

Leslie said...

Love that second photo. I adore bare branches backlit with light like that.

Francisca said...

You and Dick really make a marvelous team... These are super sky captures. Hard to pick a favorite, but maybe I'll go for the third, because I think I posted the cousin of those trees! :-D

Francisca said...

Oh silly me... it's the second one with the trees.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Just so pretty Kay and beautifully lit too.

Hildred and Charles said...

WOW - scenes from my childhood. Marvelous prairie skies Kay, - I love winter on the prairies.

Linnea said...

Your skies looks so vast! Like the Big Skies of Texas! Enjoy the cold!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shots--lots of wide-open spaces. I'm from Kansas--lots of prairies here too.