Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Solar Eclipse, Magic Carpets and Thunderstorms




The sky was a little duller early this morning and it wasn't just the light cloud cover. We had a partial solar eclipse while some areas of far north Australia had a total eclipse. Quite amazing to witness. About 20 minutes passed between the photo above and the one below.







The beautiful spread of jacaranda colour is turning into a magnificent purple carpet beneath hundreds of trees all around town. A treat for the eyes!




This evening finished with a thunderstorm and rainbow, a lovely backdrop to the frangipanis/plumeria's long green leaves and wonderful tropical flowers.

Sun and skies, a magnificent part of our world, daily presenting us with beauty, witness, warmth and  life.


Sharing at SkyWatch Friday, Our World Tuesday.

59 comments:

Cinzia said...

Wonderful shots!!!
Cinzia

tabulyogang said...

AAAHMAAAAAZZZZZZZZing!!!

The first pic looks like a big eye in the sky. Scaryyy! haha and the purple flower bed is like a candy. haha words are not enough to describe your photos!

s.c said...

Strange that the moon turns the sun into a moon. But you haved captured it beautiful.

Joyful said...

Your photos capture just how amazing it was. I didn't get to see it. Not sure if we could see it from where I live but the cloud cover was too thick anyway. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

Giga said...

Same cudowne zjawiska. Zaćmienie słońca, dywan kwiatów na ziemi i tęcza. Wspaniałe. Pozdrawiam.
Same wonderful phenomenon. Eclipse of the sun, the carpet of flowers on the earth and the rainbow. Great. Yours.

magnolia0joaska - seize the moment said...

Thank you for your lovely visit and comment :-)
You have beautiful pictures in here so if you agree I'll stay here for longer :P

Rosemary said...

You are carpeted in purple whilst we are carpeted in gold - spring for you and autumn for us.

papillon said...

Hi,
really fantastic pictures of the partial solar eclipse. The atmosphere at such events is unique. During the 1999 total solar eclipse in Europe even the birds stopped chirping.
J&C

kulasa said...

Everything here looks magnificent....the purple carpet is an awesome treat from mother nature and the magical eclipse and rainbow in the sky make me think of loving life with all my heart and thanking thee for a sweet reminder just how lucky we all are to be simply alive...

Pompeii Penguin said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I love the lilac, such vivid color.

flowersandhome said...

I had to think of you yesterday Karen. I wondered if the eclipse was where you live. It was on the news here. Must be spectacular to watch and experience.
That purple carpet is wonderful!
Bye,
Marian

Beth said...

Beautiful photos. It is beginning to be cold here. I hate winter coming on. Enjoy your spring.

geanina said...

fantastic pictures!:)

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful pictures karen.....nice work again.


Greetings, Joop

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Gorgeous photos! I just saw a story about the solar eclipse on the news. :) Love that purple carpet!!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures indeed, Karen! I, too, love that purple carpet!! Wonderful shots of the moon/eclipse, too, and who doesn't love a rainbow!! Hope your week is going well!

Cristina Ferreira said...

Gosto de saber que ai tem árvores de paises tropicais como Brasil. São muito bonitas.

Beijos

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful eclipse pictures. That jacaranda is such a spectacular colour!

Happyone said...

Hear about the eclipse and thought about you. Great photos.
The purple 'snow' is gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Oh Karen,
I love the purple carpet. Sure looks beautiful in your photo. And a raimbow is always a delight to see. Very nice..

Deanne Langford said...

great photos- completely forgot about the eclipse yesterday!

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello!
Solar eclipse in Australia watched on television.
Fantastic photos. Wonderful flowering tree.
Beautiful purple color.
Regards

Stiletto said...

You have captured the solar eclipse, the jacaranda carpet and the rainbow on frangipani so beautifully. For several moments I was transported to a magical place. Thanks for that nice feeling.

Silvina Soave said...

Hermosas capturas!!Un abrazo.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My jaw is still on the floor after seeing the carpet of jacaranda petals. Holy moly, that's quite a stunning sight!

Rosemary said...

You appear to live in a land of wonder, one magical event after the other :)

Kateri said...

Oh, my, that purple carpet is so pretty. Love the eclipse of the sun-looks like a backward cresent moon...

Jan said...

Wonderful photos of the partial eclipse.
Special that you are seeing the carpet of blooms under the Jacaranda trees now, so many times when we were there they went early in storms.
Lovely rainbow too. And you are aware and seeing the beauty and life etc.
Blessings.

Rick said...

Awesome captures of the eclipse - almost seems eerie. And love the colour of the jacaranda - they're here in Florida too but will be several months before we see them bloom again.

Noushka said...

A nice eclipse you were lucky to witness!
I sa a full one on a plane in 99 flighting between Geneva and Paris. As we wre only a handful in that plane the pilot asked for permission to do a wide circle so we could enjoy the sight! A great memory your photos bring up!
The Jacaranda and its carpet of flowers is superb and also bring memories our Jacarandas in South Africa!
That is a very beautiful photo!
I have gone through of your latest pics, you really have a sharp eye for compositions!
Congratulations!




Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Noushka, I appreciate your comments. It must have been very special to witness a total eclipse from a plane.

Liz said...

Beautiful shots, Karen! I missed the eclipse as I haven't been sleeping well at all.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the jacarandas this year all over Brisbane!

Valerie said...

Well captured eclipse shots, Karen and the Jacaranda "carpet" is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Jim said...

What great captures of teh solar eclipse.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lew said...

Great shosts of the eclipse! The clouds only add to the mystery of the event. And what gorgeous trees you have!

eileeninmd said...

It must have been cool to watch the eclipse, great captures! I love your jacaranda blooms, what a beautiful tree. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wonderful series!
They are superb all of them but my fave is the rainbow!
Thanks for sharing.

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LV said...

Thanks so much for sharing these most interesting sights with us. Those moon shots are awesome. No matter, in your country so much beauty abounds.

Meoww said...

It is indeed a wonderful blog to come too. You captivated me with all the shots today. Esp the JAcaranda. Reminds me of home!

Dave said...

Well done for capturing the eclipse of the sun Karen. I tried but don't think I was successful. I haven't taken the pics off my camera yet. I really enjoyed your blue carpet photo too - Dave

Kerri said...

Gorgeous photos! LOVE the eclipse, the rainbow, and well .... just everything! Super shots!

afanja said...

Wonderful serie, the shots of the eclipse are awesome.
Thanks for haring and enjoy your weekend.

Seeing Each Day said...

That's so lovely you've captured all this in one day - the magic carpet is glorious.

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures! Love the purple carpet of blossoms.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So weird to see your jacaranda flowers, and then I remembered, our seasons are reversed. Great photos, love the moon shots too.

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, love that carpet of lavender!

Ignacio Santana said...

Muy buena serie fotográfica...felicidades, es un gran trabajo!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Ocean Soul Karen said...

you live in a wonderland! i am just luuuuuuuving the purple carpet!

Reader Wil said...

Your solar eclips is a lot more beautiful than mine, even though they were showing a total eclips. My daughter, who lives in North Queensland took them and sent them to me. It must have been a spectacular event!

Scott said...

Nice set of photos. We have not had a solar eclipse around here in a while and the carpet of flowers on the ground is just beautiful.

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, fantastic! I can feel the power of the storm and its effect afterwards!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely beautiful and amazing photography ~ What a sky and those flowers ~ what colors! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

colleen said...

I break for purple! http://looseleafnotes.com

Photo Cache said...

purple pleasure. jacaranda carpet goodness is completely awesome!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful moon shots but that flower carpet is just breath-taking!

Fun60 said...

I saw a jacaranda for the first time on my recent travels. I could not get over the colour. It really did take my breath away.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a special treat to visit your post for today! That photo of the jacaranda tree is amazingly beautiful. And the solar eclipse - wow!

TheChieftess said...

LOVE the Jacaranda pic!!! Beautiful!!!

Kalantikan said...

OMG, i would love to walk that carpet. I've seen them bloom but haven't seen them shed that much yet in those instances. And you still have the rainbow, that is really an enchanting space on earth!

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