Monday, August 15, 2011

weird sky at night, sailor's delight....

i have seen some weird skies in my life....living in the midwest we have lots of active weather with 
thunderstorms, tornados, hail and blizzards....
but this one was about the weirdest i have ever seen.
the sky was an orangish brown and encompassed the entire western skyline.  we had just had a threatening rainstorm that actually was not as bad as the weather men were predicting but i have never seen a sky like this in michigan.  it gave the entire area a very strange yellow glow.
this was the view out of my laundry room window, the only west facing window we have in the house.  the glow was so bright that i thought that the light was on in there.  
the storm brought a much needed cooler breeze that night.
 in the east, we were graced with a rainbow that was so big,
 i didn't have a lens wide enough to capture it all....

we woke up the next morning to this...
foggy site.  
it was really quite still and peaceful.  this is the road that leads out of our neighborhood.
the yard looked very ethereal too.

what are those large vines growing outside of the garden, you ask?

why, those would be don's pumpkin vines....encroaching into the neighbor's yard to the far right....
here is a closer view....
they also grow into our vegetable garden where we have tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, tomatillos, rhubarb and more tomatoes.  we have a separate herb garden back behind there, where the pumpkins haven't quite invaded, but they are surrounding the bed and i expect a full scale attack to occur any day now.  don also planted tons of zinnias and sunflowers in the vegetable garden, so it's kind of a jungle in there.  but, that's how he likes it and we have about 6 or 7 pumpkins going....
i will do a post on the sunflower explosion we had this year very soon!

the night view....

  and the morning view...
what a view!!!!!  weird...

4 comments:

A cup of tea said...

Great photos, those pictures are amazing. What a unique sky!

Musings Of A Gem said...

Really amazing photos! We had weird sky like that recently but no storms.

Would love to see more of your veg patch!

Gemma x

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Great pictures and your gardens look great. I want to plan a nice veggie garden for next spring/summer but I never seem to find the time. I also want to reorganize my gardens. They are overgrown..Oh well! soon!
J

Georgianna said...

That is incredible!! That red sky must have been very spooky. Really awesome photos, using the proper definition of awesome. :)

Love the garden, too! Those creeping vines are a bit eerie themselves.

xo

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