Friday, January 31, 2020

January Clouds Blue Sky #SkywatchFriday #blogboost

I can't believe that 2020 is already almost 1/12 over.  It's also the last day of the January Ultimate Blog Challenge.

Where I live the sunrise is finally getting earlier and the sunset is getting later.  It's noticeable now.  Sunrises and sunsets can be incredible, but a lot of the time, our famous clouds (we are one of the cloudiest places in the lower 48) block the view.

But there's also the middle of the day.  Last Friday, it was warm (warm!) and it was sunny (sunny!) at noon.  At the same time.  That isn't that usual

It was lunchtime in downtown Binghamton, New York and I decided to take a little lunch stroll.  No freezing my fingers in 18 degree weather to bring photos to you like last week.

What beautiful streaks across the sky. The sky was blue.
It made this picture of two historic Binghamton buildings (left-Security Mutual building, right, the historic Carnegie library which is now owned by the local community college and will become their culinary campus) even more beautiful

The show ends with a picture of our Civil War monument with more historic buildings in the background.  (And yes, that white stuff at the bottom is snow).

Just think, if the sky is like this on February 2, the groundhog will see its shadow and we'll have six more weeks of winter.  But guess what?  We'll have six more weeks of winter, regardless.

I hope you have enjoyed my sky pictures, and invite you to join Yogi and other sky watching bloggers each Friday for #SkywatchFriday.

Day 31 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost.


  1. Lovely blue skies! Only gray here.

  2. He’s a rodent, not a meteorologist...but I am hoping for an early spring.

  3. The crispness of your photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us. I particularly liked seeing the Civil War monument.

    As for the groundhog, you're right - - 6 more weeks regardless!

    Enjoy your day!

  4. I never understood why a sunny day would denote six more weeks of winter. Wouldn't a cold and cloudy day mean that? It always seemed a bit backwards to me. Pretty skies.

  5. What a difference from last Friday to today...gray, cold cloudy skies, like it wants to snow. We were just discussing that this winter seems light compared to previous winters. smiles

  6. Wow! Gorgeous blue sky shots with intriguing buildings ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Hey there! Thank you for the images. It is a lovely stroll with you on the other side of the globe.
    From the Land Down Under.
    Cheers F

  8. Beautiful photographs. Love the sky. Here in Western New York, six more weeks of winter is almost the same as an early spring!!!

  9. Ha ha, I misread your opening sentence, thinking is said 2020 is almost half over, and started to panic! Beautiful skies in your neck of the woods.

  10. Congratulations on finishing the Ultimate Blog Challenge! What are your February blogging goals?

  11. What beautiful photos of the sky! I can almost feel the cold!!


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