Thursday, March 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday

On Sunday, I looked out my front door to see a beautiful sunset punctuated with some contrails, and knew I could finally participate in Skywatch Friday. Happy Friday, everyone!

38 comments:

  1. Well, if you've been waiting for something spectacular, you got it! But you don't have to have spectacular to participate! Hope to see you more!

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  2. Beautiful sky. Have a good week.

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  3. Wow, nice trails and a pretty sunset.

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  4. And boy did you ever capture a great sky!!

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  5. Wow!. that trails look like some kind of alien writing. :)

    Great photography!

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  6. Awesome photo Monica,thanks for sharing.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  7. It looks like the roadrunner went crazy in the sky. Which way did the go? Great photo, thanks for sharing.

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  8. wow..what an interesting and beautiful catch Monica...Michelle

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  9. Amazing effect. Amazing colours.

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  10. I don't think I've ever seen that many in the sky at one time before! What in the world were they doing? It sure made for a fantastic photo!!!

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  11. Aren't we funny-instead of seeing a gorgeous sky, we see a photo for sky watch. Been there done that!

    Your sky is indeed worthy of skywatch. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love the "con trails"; just had some beauties here tonight. And thanks for joining in the comments at today's post - raised a few people's blood pressure. I left you a love note, so check back.

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  13. Monica awesome sky entry! Welcome!

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  14. Wow, what a busy time over your part of the sky. Great capture and beautiful colour. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.
    Smiles

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  15. This is a fantastic shot! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. It even look like the sun too. Very neat.

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  17. Skywatch Participants,
    Wow! Thanks for all the nice comments and for visiting through Skywatch! I've left comments for each of you in your own blogs. It's odd because the Ann Arbor Airport is small, generally only for personal planes (a cargo airport is nearby, so I don't think even cargo planes land there), so the various con trails were surprising, especially because the direction of the airport in vertical to the photo, not horizontal! And now to my "regular" readers...

    Cat,
    The sky is even wider out west. I don't know why or how to describe it, but the sky was just SO blue and SO wide in Colorado where my niece lives!!

    Ramblin' Michelle,
    Thank you! I always like your Skywatch photos and glad I finally have one!

    Beckie,
    I've enjoyed your Skywatch photos and finally played along! :)

    Garden Wise Guy,
    Thanks for ctaching my type. I had first written "jet trails" and later realized--wait a minute, there's another name for those. I Googled and found contrails, and indeed typed con but forgot to delete jet. Ah, the mind wanders...

    Anna,
    I enjoy your desert Skywatch photos, too!

    Tina,
    The photo was total coincidence. I wasn't planning to take a shot, but when I noticed the view--the sun, the sky, the contrails-- it was all right there for the snapping!

    ~Monica

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  18. The skies were busy weren't they? Great capture!

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  19. Interestingly beautiful. Nice sunset.

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  20. this is fabulous, i must say this is one of the greatest sky i've seen this friday...keep it up

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  21. one of a kind.. thanks for sharing...

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  22. When you look up and see all those contrails, don't you wonder where all those planes are going?

    I can't believe you have winter sown seed sprouting already. It's gonna snow here tomorrow.
    Marnie

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  23. Marvelous skywatch picture! I don't see many contrails where I live. That was quite a display you captured with the sunset.

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  24. Nice pic. Don't you just love it when you get the opportunity to capture a great image.

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  25. Hi! You asked how far I live from Missouri Botanical Gardens - I'm about 150 miles south of St Louis where the gardens are & I have lots & lots of photos of them!!! Take a look around & let me know what you think!
    Thanks for visiting my page!

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  26. Yes ma'am - a few years ago when Mr Chihuly brought his blown glass to the gardens, they decided to buy quite a few pieces - so they're there for good! I hear it's really gorgeous at night w/ the lights they have shining on the displays, I haven't seen it at night myself, though. We're planning a trip back there this spring, so maybe I'll be able to get some night photos!

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  27. Beautiful sky and the contrails add an artistic touch.

    My Skywatch:
    Full Moon Sunset

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  28. A lovely sunset that is punctuated nicely with those contrails. :)

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  29. Fantastic! Really a fine sunset~~ gail

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  30. Well that is just stunning and certainly worth waiting for.....

    Have a good weekend......

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  31. WOW, that is one crazy sky with those arcing contrail... what a spendid catch.

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  32. WOW, that is one crazy sky with those arcing contrail... what a spendid catch.

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  33. Thanks for visiting my page!

    Have a happy weekend!

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  34. That was an Active Skyway! Thanks for the photo. :-) The word contrail was one of our Words-of-the-Week in our 2nd grade classroom! (lots of fun)

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