Sunday, August 19, 2012


Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange,
Ch-ch-ch-changes, Oh look out you Rock 'n rollers
Ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange
Ch-ch-ch-changes, pretty soon now you're gonna get a little older.
Time may change me, But i can't trace time. - David Bowie
   Summer is waning and the days are getting shorter, but we sure get interesting skies. we have seen this a few times.                                                                                                                                            
The storms have been really fascinating as the cooler air descends from the north over the warmer ground and water. Sometimes there are direct threats and sometimes the storms are out over the lake. When they happen at sunset we get some beautiful colors.
Then there are the thick clouds that bring changes in temperature and winds. But the sun burns a hole through the middle of it all.
Of course the tenacity of life shows up with regularity. The barn swallows have fledged their second batch of babies. Will they go for a third? Who knows, but they sure are cute little buggers.


Mr. Charleston said...

Wow! What a dynamic landscape. The rainbow prism is spectacular. And then the sublime beauty of the swallows. What a world we live in.

Donna Banta said...

Gorgeous pics! -- And now David Bowie is playing in my head.

Pixel Peeper said...

Cloudy skies make for the best pictures!

I love the double rainbow - never been able to get one.

Murr Brewster said...

Now I've got that tune in my head too, but it feels good. Those were good days. For some reason, I'm now going to Cape May NJ in my head, too. I'll be back after I get the beach sand out of my feet.

Anonymous said...

Those photos are stunning. I'd like to frame a couple.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Beautiful pics - really well-done, Jono!
Not my favorite Bowie song, though. Thanks for the earworm. ;)

Missed Periods said...

Are those skies real? Wow!

Knatolee said...

Beautiful photos! Did you get your macro lens btw?

I always feel a bit sad at this time of year. I love fall, but there's just something about all the changes going on that makes me a little melancholy. I think it doesn't help that I lost both my parents at this time of year, and most of the other sad and bad things in life have happened to me at this time of year. Residual feelings, I think. I'm a little apprehensive when the days get shorter!

Lucky you and your barn swallows. I love them. For some reason they've been boycotting our barn the last couple of years, although the Eastern Phoebes have been picking up the nesting slack!

Jono said...

Mr. C, sometimes you momentarily forget all the bad crap in the world.

Donna,you have provided much enlightenment and entertainment for me, it's the least I could do.

PP, rainbows are harder to shoot than one would think.

Murr, you're an inspiration in so many ways.

CD, your dry country river shots are personal favorites.

Dawn, I get so many earworms that the only way to get rid of them is to pass them on.

MP, They are indeed. Hope to pick up your book soon unless I win one!

Knatolee, no, I didn't get it (too many shekels), but I did get a couple of "classics" at a garage sale yesterday. Yes, autumn is beautiful, but I also get apprehensive of the coming winter.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

You really captured some incredible shots...especially that one with the lightning!! So fantastic!