'The sky is that beautiful old parchment wherein the sun and the moon keep their diaries'.
Alfred Kreymbora

Friday, July 27, 2012

Skywatch Friday
July 27th, 2012

Yesterday's skies in the Similkameen

After a beautiful quiet morning when I picked all the ripe raspberries and then went out for lunch - warning skies to the North

Large thunderheads in the West that resulted in great claps of thunder and a passing storm

The evening skies had a lovely glow and off to the North East the end of a faint rainbow

Bent across the sky almost directly above the town, it ended brilliantly half way up the Dragon's Toe

Eventually it brightened at the other end, but I was never able to get a complete picture as it arched across the valley.

In the West the skies caught fire and cast a most glorious light on the town

which eventually calmed down as dusk descended upon us.

I was thrilled, - we miss so many beautiful skies nestled here amongst the trees and houses in town.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Skywatch Friday
July 20th, 2012

Similkameen Skies

Early morning skies on the 15th of July

Light-hearted start to a capricious day

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Skywatch Friday

July 13th, 2012

Similkameen Skies

By mid afternoon the other day clouds began to gather ominously, and the weather stations in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys were broadcasting severe storm warnings.

At supper time the sun highlighted a few prominent slopes

but by 7.45 we were in the midst of as cloud burst, with the water streaming down in sheets,
and Callie, the cat, wide eyed at the noise of the deluge, snuggled under the duvet on our bed,
 safe and sound.

after twenty minutes of cascading water the sun coloured the clouds

and I caught an image of the faintest rainbow over the Cawston hills

I have been told I missed some spectacular 
 clouds in the west for a short time,  and my granddaughter says on Facebook that she saw a double rainbow, accompanied by lightning strikes.

We weren't done with the storm yet.  All night the thunder rumbled
and the sky was rent with great streaks of lightning.

Callie was glad to see clear skies the next morning!

a fair facsimile provided by Wikipedia!!!

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Skywatch Friday
July 6th, 2012

Similkameen Skies

From the back garden - nothing but blue, blue skies with a little toot toot of white cloud as if there was a steam train passing through....

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