Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snapshots From Home


A very WARM WELCOME from sunny springtime Australia to all SKY WATCHERS!
The sky photo below was taken from our backyard as the sun was about to disappear behind some wild storm clouds last Sunday afternoon. I was taken by how the big white clouds were billowing up in the bright sunlight, about to be engulfed by the dark thunderstorm clouds swiftly moving their way.

Wind and heavy downpour followed for a good 15 minutes soaking the ground and sending gutters overflowing. There are hundreds of JACARANDA TREES in full bloom in our town right now. You can see the beautiful PURPLE CARPET which was left in the aftermath of the storm in the second last photo HERE.  Have a wonder-filled weekend!


Everlasting Daisy with a visitor


Clouds heralding Sunday's thunderstorm


Another survivor rose


Welcome visitor


First blueberry for the season

There's always something to capture my interest within our own yard. These have all been taken over the last few days.

Sharing at Sky Watch Friday.

31 comments:

Bec said...

I want to come and visit you! These are all beautiful photos. x

tinajo said...

Beautiful close ups - love them. :-)

Deanne said...

I am trying to get a few more fruit trees happening in my garden and a blueberry bush is on my list.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

lady-beetle has my big vote; also love the blueberry; great macro shots; what camera are you using?

Judy said...

Beautiful photos. We planted blueberries bushes when we lived in Illinois and they were just starting to produce right when we moved here to Southwest Wisconsin.

My Beautiful World said...

Just magical I love the little ladybug and such a beautiful rose. My Mother use to make blueberry and blackberry pies so miss that. Have a lovely day my friend so happy you take the time to share your beautiful place with us.

Always Wendy

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful images... love that blueberry best!

Rena said...

I love pics of clouds & ladybugs! And the color of that rose is incredible! I want one...:D

Karin M. said...

Wow...the photos are very beautiful ... looking great ...perfect...
LG: Karin

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers (and friend), exquisite colors, beautiful skies and such breathtaking captures!! Makes for the perfect day! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!


Sylvia

marijke said...

Hey Karen,
Gougeous photo's and beautiful sky you are showing us. Thanks for sharing. Wish you a great week.
gr. Marijke

Gemel said...

Love the Ladybird photo, we have an abundance of them in my slice of God too ♥

Marion said...

Love the welcome visitor.
Nice images and music!
Marion

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Carole, I wrote a post July 7th about my camera, you will find it here

http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-cameras-and-gear.html

Karen

Linda R. said...

These all look amazing.. I just love the shot of the welcome visitor.. And blueberries.. I wonder if those grow in the desert!!

Hugs, Linda

Filip Demuinck said...

Love the clouds and the yellow friend with the black spots.

Greetings,
Filip

Giga said...

Pierwsze zdjęcie śliczne, a ostatnie "smaczne" :-). Pozdrawiam

Nadege, said...

Magical shot of the ladybird. Great captures.

Tammy said...

That Blueberry looks HUGE!

Looks like the ladybug has her work cut out for her :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Who says one have to leave home to take good photographs !

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures.

Tobias Mann said...

Wonderful shot, you are very lucky to still have greenery this time of year. Wonderful photography, I miss the vibrance, with fall's onset and the loss of most the fall foliage to strong winds my photos have taken on a very solem look. I wish I was in your neck of the woods, but I guess I'll have to wait until next spring.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Tobias we are rather spoilt with colour all year round here. Our winters are wonderful.
Thank you for stopping by.

thefisherlady said...

yesterday I made jam from the blueberries we froze earlier on in the season; an awesome thought to think that you are all about summer and warmth and increase right now... we are crawling lower and lower to the warm spots, waiting for winter's blanket to fall upon us and it warms my heart to see all your summer warmth!
the photos are again stunning!

Henrietta said...

Beautiful, I wish I could have fresh blueberries.

geanina said...

beautiful colors!:)

Elena said...

So beautiful! Amazing nature!

Barb said...

I truly cannot get enough of the beauty that you capture . . .

J Bar said...

Amazing colour in each shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those clouds are swirling, I can tell!

CONUNDRUM

Imagine a world with no sky—
Through what would the geese and crows fly?
And where would bears go
If there were no snow
Falling to earth from on high?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Big Weed, Little Sky

Stewart M said...

Hi there - have to say I like the ladybird!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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