Thursday, March 19, 2009

St George Island, Florida.. Skywatch Friday

Howdee all,

This skywatch post features a series of photos from a morning on St. George Island in the panhandle of Florida.
This was just a few weeks ago...the temps had been cold every morning the week we stayed there. This was our last day so we set out early to go bird watching. The air was still. As we walked we realized how warm it was and started peeling off our layers.
It was a gorgeous. As you can see the clouds were amazing.

I had a hard time eliminating photos from this series...Sorry...so I subject you to some that are similar...but I love them.
We started our walk on the Gulf side of the Island.
Then walked to the bay side.
It was low tide and we were looking for shorebirds. The water was like glass.
This below is a view looking north and east.


if you look closely you can see some shorebirds.
This view below is looking west and a bit north.

I now look south and the sun peeks through


Looking west again ..The clouds were moving quickly and the ones that were to the north were now over the island.
strange formations over the island
a closer look at the formationsThe clouds were changing rapidly...I turn back to the East and take this shot.

the wind starts to pick up...you can see the rippling in the water.

The clouds come over us from the north west...if you look closely the wind is starting to blow the water over the mud flats. It was getting cold and very windy...
The mud flats were getting covered with water...
It was time to go...We were leaving the island for our next adventure.

Goodbye St. George Island...You gave us a nice parting gift!

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35 comments:

Merisi said...

Truly gorgeous big skies! :-)

Anonymous said...

Those are the most amazing sky formations I have seen.

Guy D said...

Excellent photos with lovely reflections, very well done.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Tranquility said...

Beautiful beach photos!

I love your blog... and lifestyle!
My husband and I spent our first couple years of marriage traveling from place to place in a fifth wheel and now, only 8 or so years and three houses later, we've decided to go back to it because the traveling life suits us better.

I look forward to seeing where you end up next!

kden said...

I know what you mean about not being able to delete any in a series. Because they are all different, right? Makes perfect sense to me. I like some of the last ones the best where the sky meets the water and because of the reflection it's hard to differentiate the two. Very beautiful.

Oh, and my husband would be totally creeped out by your spider webs but some are quite pretty.

Barb said...

Dramatic pictures of a changing sky! The stormy/windy ones are foreboding.

Shellmo said...

That sky looked like a work of art is it rapidly changed formations thru your photos! Lovely!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Wonderful clouds. It seems odd to me that it would be warm as here those clouds mean cold. Well after our winter....

Thanks for sharing all those great pics.

Tina said...

What a lovely display of sky art you had on your last day here...
Such beautiful captures..I loved seeing ALL of them..
Thanks!

bobbie said...

Love your series. Wonderful skies and beautiful shore. thanks for taking us on this walk.

Kallen305 said...

Absolutely breath taking!!! I love those massive clouds and how they reflect in the water.

Me and my puppies said...

I love beach shots. Oh, I can't wait for warmer weather!

Natural Moments said...

There seems to be beautiful peace here with the best of two worlds.

Adele said...

Oh my that series of rolling clouds reflected between the spits look so much like rolling waves in the water. How lovely that you captured it. All the pictures were amazing. That first picture makes me feel like I am inside a snow globe for some reason. Its fun to be inside there. Can you shake it up a bit? tee hee

Gaelyn said...

A breathtaking series of sky. Amazing how fast things can change.

nature ramblings said...

Very nice series of photos. I especially like the last one as the clouds have a very interesting formation in them. I enjoyed your spider webs also. You must have so much fun traveling around. Thanks for sharing. Happy traveling!

Arija said...

Each one has its merits, it is very hard to choose when all of them could stand on their own.

Tootie said...

I like all of your photos. That looks like a beautiful island. I have not been there, but would like to. Stop by Sanibel for a while. :-)

Lene said...

Ohhh! I whish I was there whith my camra to!! Gorgeous!!!

Have a nice weekend :)

MaineBirder said...

WOW Dawn! Big skies, beautiful reflections... makes me want to be there. :)

MaineBirder said...

WOW Dawn! Big skies, beautiful reflections... makes me want to be there. :)

Appalachian Lady said...

Fantastic photos--thanks for sharing. I went to a presentation this week on thunderstorm clouds--how to recognize the different types. The USDA weatherman was trying to recruit storm spotters in the area. So, I am trying to learn more about clouds so that's why I appreciate this post. Still don't know whethere I can be a storm spotter since we live in the woods!

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photographs of the changing sky. I loved each one of them.

Sandy said...

I can see why you had a hard time eliminating. These are gorgeous gorgeous!!

Robin Easton said...

The slide show at the top is just magical!!! It felt filled with loving people. And then to see the beach and sea made my heart skip. It is so beautiful and so much missed here in New Mexico. I grew up in Maine and saw the Atlantic every summer, swam in it and walked the beaches. I love the high desert and mountains here but miss the water. Love the sunshine and big skies, but miss the rain (sometimes). Such beautiful photos. Thank you! :) Robin

Light and Voices said...

Wonderful sky shots.
Joyce

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Lovely photos, thank you!
So where's the next adventure??
W & L

Larry said...

Cool cloud formatios! I love watching clouds take shape over open land and water.I think I'd be a storm chaser if I had the time.

Ana said...

WOW. Wish I was there. Thanks for comment and great links, will find there something for me;)

Vickie said...

Dawn, what an awesome parting visit. So dynamically sky! I love photo #6.... a gorgeous painting!

dAwN said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It was a magical morning..
I like what Adele said about the first photo..it does look like a snow globe.
Thanks again..
Hope you all have wonderful skies to see...

CTG Ponies said...

I love the reflection of the clouds in the water.

Butterfly Garden Freak said...

WOW.. now those are some GORGEOUS pictures... looks almost like the sky is falling in some of them... beauteous!

Tink said...

Those were beautiful. I have a hard time weening pictures out as well. There is always a little something in all of them and I just can't choose.

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