Friday, September 21, 2018

Last Week of Summer Skies - #SkywatchFriday

By the time the first clouds from what remained of Hurricane Florence started passing over the part of upstate New York where I live, it was no longer a hurricane.  But it was still a threat (although, of course, not anywhere near what the southeastern United States experienced).

The first of the clouds were beautiful, though.  I was at a free outdoor concert Sunday put on at the edge of downtown Binghamton, New York called Blues on the Bridge.  It had been a clear, very warm day but that was about to end.
As the golden hour progressed, the hills glowed, almost like fall foliage.

As the sun started to set, I was more interested in the sky than the music, and my spouse and I left the concert to go home.

As my spouse drove west, I kept clicking.
And finally the sunset erupted in fire.

This time, the red sky at night did not result in a sailor's delight.

My heart goes out to those affected by the full strength Florence.

This, and most every Friday, I join Yogi and other bloggers who watch the sky at #SkywatchFriday


  1. You've had some really lovely skies.

  2. You captured the majesty and beauty of the skies well, Alana.

  3. What beautiful skies. I'm so thankful you weren't affected by the hurricane. A huge tree limb in NC fell on the head of a friend of mine. He's been in critical condition, unconscious on a ventilator for six days. Yesterday I posted my blog early, asking for prayers for him. This morning he opened his eyes and sat up on the edge of the bed!! I was overwhelmed when I read that on FB this morning! xoxox, Brenda

  4. Great sky scenario!
    perfect snapshots.
    Greetings from Germany
    my contribution

  5. What amazing photos! And isn’t it something how far reaching these storms have become.

  6. Gorgeous. That second pic with the foliage and the colors in the sky is my favorite.

  7. Such beauty in such power. Thinking of those affected as well!

  8. Some very beautiful skies. Love the fiery colors in the last photo. Have a great weekend!

  9. Love those blue skies and the cloud formations - I'm hanging out for Summer after a long wet Winter down here in Australia.

  10. That's the thing about hurricanes, they give off great clouds when they're over. If only we could skip the hurricane part.


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