Thursday, June 4, 2009

From the Ridge/ Sky Watch

Looking down from a ridge over a woods and farmer's field beyond

As the sun prepares to set, it's shining into and reflecting out of a huge puddle in a farm field.

We've had tons of rain this spring. You might be thinking this would make the local mosquitoes happy but it has also been unseasonably cool, which mosquitoes hate. I've put my mittens away for the season, though!

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54 comments:

B Squared said...

Nothing worse than mosquitos to ruin any outdoor activity. Hate 'em!

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with B Squared and also hate them! LOL ops
Hey you did another wonderful capture!
Enjoy your spring dear friend!Here is getting really cold in our Autumn in Brazil.
But I like it too! Nothing to complain!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Another beautiful shot. I'm glad you decided to put away the mittens. Ya gotta have a positive attitude---just don't freeze. MB

Rose said...

Oh, that is a wonderful view!

see you there! said...

Great shot, well framed or cropped. Glad it is warm enough for you to go mitten-less.

Darla

Jientje said...

Aaaah the light of the golden hour! There is nothing like it to make a stunning picture! Beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

I'm glad there are no mosquitoes (they loooove me) to enjoy that fantastic view!

barb said...

Ah. That looks the perfect end to the perfect day!

I'm glad the mosquitos are unhappy! The more unhappy mosquitos, the better! :-D

Carver said...

That's such a beautiful sunset from the ridge. We have had a cooler spring for us although it's hot as all get out now. I have noticed that although quite wet we haven't been hit by early mosquitoes like we are when it was warmer earlier.

Kenobiitti said...

That's great skyshot!
Congratulations.
I wish mine was as good as this.

RuneE said...

That puddle did the trick. And the rain made the puddle :-)

Rob Ripma said...

Wow, that is a beautiful sunset! That also looks like a very cool place to explore.

Photo Cache said...

what a gorgeous sight. we have a ton of clouds and fog, very little rain :(

Sanna said...

The weather here has been too dry to make mosquitoes but one good rain and we'll be hiding indoors again. =)

Nice photo!

dAwN said...

Wonderful sky...glad you were able to put your mittens away!

Carletta said...

WOW!
You images are always wonderful but this one is AWESOME!
Rain here all week and today it's only 55 degrees.
My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I love sunsets and clouds.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo.
Happy SWF

2sweetnsaxy said...

I wish we'd get some good rain. It's been overcast, cloudy and thunder-stormy... and very little rain. What a waste of good clouds. :-)

Your shot is beautiful! :-)

erin said...

a most beautiful photograph...the sun, clouds and fields just beautiful all together.
have a lovely weekend.

theacorntrail said...

Excellent shot. Great photo

Esther Garvi said...

Oh, that was lovely! I love how the view expands. Thanks for sharing!

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow--I could almost *like* puddles. A glorious shot!

Dewdrop said...

Gorgeous! I love the turmoil on the horizon. Great colors, brilliant, really. Glad your mosquitoes are deterred by the cold... me too. tee hee.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shot! The colors are magnificent! I couldn't sign in today, but I do have some pretty skies posted, if you get a chance to stop by.

http:\\sylviafromoverthehill.blogspot.com

Daryl said...

I'm with the rest .. bugs FEH.. that sky WOW

Frans54 said...

It's not just the reflection in the field that make this a great picture, the effect on/in the clouds is magnificent too.

koala said...

We have tons of rain this week and no stop in sight:(

Dagrun said...

Beautiful shot!

Denise said...

A beautiful photograph, love that reflection in the farmers field

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful golden view.
Now and Then

Wren said...

That's beautiful - the light and colors are extraordinary.

Ebie said...

Lovely capture of the glow on the pond.

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Carol said...

A beautiful sunset! Striking colors...and the puddle is perfect...

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful molten sky and water!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful photo, EG... One of your best!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

napaboaniya said...

Mosquitoes are never welcomed!
As usual you've captured an extremely beautiful sky shot :)
Happy weekend!

PJ said...

That's really nice, I love the whole mood and atmosphere.

Jacob said...

Superb! Again! If you have no mosquitos you are very lucky...don't come to Florida-we are overrun because of all our rain. Ugh!

Gaelyn said...

A beautiful sky and reflection. Be thankful there's no mosquitos.

Naturegirl said...

So much happening in this amazing sky!
Hurrah the mosquitoes hate the cool weather! Now it's about those nasty blackflies that have been pesky!
Always LoVe your photos!

vincibene said...

Fantastic view!

Ash said...

Gorgeous sunset!

Rambling Round said...

Glorious!
We've had more than our share of mosquitoes this year too.

Jenn Jilks said...

Any concerns about this issue, EG?
Province lets Barrie annex swathes of farmland, critics fear moves will kill plans to contain sprawl

Quite a story, annexing a place. Makes me think of Harris days when he amalgamated everything, and messed up many small cities (i.e., Ottawa & Nepean). Nepean went from a terrific city, no debt, to debt...one fell swoop.

D Herrod said...

that is amazingly beautiful

Arija said...

Just beautiful with that amazing reflection

Regina said...

Beautiful shot as always!

Pietro said...

What a splendid light! Great picture!

Evita said...

What a breathtaking view! The sky here looks absolutely magnificent - well done :)

storyteller's other blog said...

Magnificent photo ... lovely reflected light at the end of the day.
Hugs and blessings,

Judy said...

Wow!!! I love the way the reflection from the puddle balances the brilliance of the sun!! And the sun catching the leaves of that tree on the left!!! I love it!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful shot !!!

Wonderful composition and colours. I love the puddle reflection of the setting sun.

Not many mosquitos round these arts, thanks to the county's vigorous mosquite abatement program..

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