More sky stuff

A few weeks ago, I gave you a lovely picture of the sunset taken from my front garden.

Just one month later, I found myself pointing my camera skyward once again:


With just a touch of imagination (or a quart of Milk Stout), it could be a dove of peace, bringing hope and love for the New Year. Or, I suppose, a seagull ready to poop on your dreams for 2009.
Alternatively, you may choose to opt for the more realistic “it’s just some clouds” option. That would also be entirely justified and is probably the most sensible course of action.

18 thoughts on “More sky stuff

  1. Lady Fi > I spend my life looking up into the sky in the hope of seeing lottery numbers or something. This was a bit second best if I’m honest. 😉

    Val > Thank you. Your glass is obviously half full. I just drank mine…

  2. Hey 6000

    What a brill photo – we would take option a. Heading your way in 5 weeks and can’t wait to see more of the same. Cheers Andy & Michelle G.

  3. Hi,
    like the pic,
    I find I am quiet envious of ppl with a gift of using a camera. My sis is quiet good, she has some excellent photos of my dogs.
    My take on the pic, it looks like a soaring eagle to me, that a good thing,


  4. Helga > If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Hang on… why am I telling you that?

    Goblin > That’s what I thought too, once the beer had worn off.

    Andy & Michelle > I’ll organise some good weather, if I can. Thus, no clouds. (Terms and Conditions apply)

    Emil > Thanks Emil – and to you and yours.

    Matfox > I thought eagle too. Or maybe a bit of kite? Or maybe just some water vapour.

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  6. Wow! I love this photo. I’ve spent the past three weeks incessantly taking photos of clouds and have started labeling them with names such as ‘punch drunk love clouds’, ‘God moment clouds’, ‘candyfloss’, ‘I’m done raining’, ‘crispy blue’… you get the picture. Holidays do weird things to me 🙂

    Cluckhoff´s last blog post was: In 2009 I will… (Note: 6000 miles… is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)

  7. Cluckhoff > As I said in the sunset post, the sky is just so photogenic in South Africa. All you have to do is point and shoot. I guess the imagination and creativity comes in giving them cool titles. Mine looked a bit like a bird, so I left it like that. *sigh*

  8. Simon > That would also fit. As would the Buzzard of Boredom, the Duck of Disappointment or the Sugarbird of Shi…. well… never mind.

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