Friday, January 14, 2011

Stormy sunset skies

Last weekend, Angus and Amanda invited us to come us for tea and homemade cheesecake. We arrived to find them sitting on the lawn in Amanda's beautiful garden. Amanda's mum, Celia (who is my sister-in-law) was also visiting. We had a lovely time chatting, eating cake and playing with our grandson, Joel. Later on Lourie (Amanda's dad and our pastor) arrived and joined in the party!

As has been happening since the beginning of the year, the beautiful weather soon made way for a storm brewing in the skies overhead.

After tea with Amanda and Angus in their garden, Grant drove down the street so that I could get a photo of the sun setting in a dramatically stormy sky. Aren't those clouds magnificent?

Back home in our courtyard, I took a few more photos of the skies overhead

The stormy sky with the sun setting in the background, emphasized the orange colour the berries in the Firethorn (Pyracantha spp) hanging over the wall from my neighbours garden

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  1. Gorgeous skies, Jo. That first shot is stunning!!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Hi Jo, Sounds like you had a great time with family. I know you love being with that grandson.

    Beautiful pictures of the sunset. I always love seeing storm clouds reflecting from the sun. Gorgeous pictures.


  3. A glowing close to a family snack.

  4. Gorgeous skies! Sounds like you're having a good time with your family. Oh! you made me miss home.

    By the way, happy new year dear! ( better to be late than never;), been busy these past few weeks. Please extend my kind warm regards to your husband. Hope is well with you all.

  5. Beautiful golden skies. Happy SWF!

    Mine's here.

  6. Gorgeous skies, stunning colors to further add pleasure to a wonderful day with your family and particularly your grandson!! Such a wonderful way to end your day and your photos are superb as always, Jo! I do hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!


  7. Gorgeous skies! What a wonderful way to end a perfect afternoon!

  8. beautiful captures, nice skies

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 27

  9. What a nice family get together !
    and as cherry on the top of the cake a beautiful sky !!

  10. These are fantastic and with a little tea and cake, perfect.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  11. Beautiful golden clouds and golden sky!


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