Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Rancho Santa Ana B.G.

Happy Sky Watch Friday to everyone! These are a couple of shots of the sky over Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden in Southern California. Look there are clouds!! I say this because more often then not the sky is just blue without a cloud in sight. Kind of makes for a boring sky watch.


Currently we're cloudy with thunderstorms but I'm too chicken to go out to my favorite spots since there are so many trees and a woman was killed yesterday when lightening struck a tree she was walking under in a neighborhood. I'm staying home.


If you'd like to see more photos from Rancho Santa Ana B.G. there are some in the post below this one.

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41 comments:

Barb said...

Stay inside and be safe! Your blue skies (with clouds!) are quite beautiful.

Guy D said...

These are fantastic, brought a smile to my face.

Have a great week
Guy
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Photo Cache said...

Photo one gives me the vacation vibe. Have a good day.

bobbie said...

Just lovely. And so California! Love it!

Carletta said...

These are beautiful as are the ones in your previous post! But then, you images are always wonderful. :)

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erin said...

liked these shots tanya. someone actually was struck by lightening out there? omg. we arrive in so cal next thursday night for a quick visit. staying in villa park. hope that the weather we will agreeable...never know in june.

have a lovely weekend.

theacorntrail said...

Nice shots, trees, bird and sky. Great photos.

ellievellie said...

These palm trees look obeese - the one we have here in NC are tiny. You sure they are not on steroids? :)

Carver said...

These are both beautiful shots. Happy skywatching!

Dewdrop said...

I agree... clouds definitely enhance the excitement of sky watching... unless it's all clouds. Great shots!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Someone was hit by lightening yesterday! YIKES! I think you're very smart to stay home.

Pretty bird!

Nicole said...

Beautiful shots!

Shucks about the woman :(!!
No, please stay safe!!!

Darla said...

I had a house burn down from a lighting strike. Be safe!!! Beautiful photos.

Sanna said...

Beautiful! Stay safe now. =)

Esther Garvi said...

I love your palm trees! They look so dressed up! Do you know what kind of palm tree is it?

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous skies!

Lovely also!

Luiz

Daryl said...

Beautiful

Denise said...

Beautiful photos, such pretty skies and a pretty bird. I don't blame you for not wanting to go out.

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Kathy said...

Great shots. Love the shot of the little bird. Wish we had a place like that around here. =) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Bryan said...

Yikes. Lightning can be scary and dangerous. Beautiful shots, particularly the first one.

Bim said...

Nice clouds :)
And I hope the thunderstorm comes complete with rain.
The poor woman who got killed. I wouldn't go out either I think.

Martha Z said...

Nice shots. I don't blame you for not wanting to go out. We had lightening here in Sacramento as well and I wasn't sure where a safe place to watch was.

Pam said...

Great long look at the sky and I love the colors of the bird

April said...

Beautiful sky and interesting trees and bird. Wonderful photos!

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Carol said...

Great photos...and beautiful skies...I love the palm trees

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful skies. I loved the bird picture best.

Ebie said...

Same here too in my neighborhood, no clouds in site. Yes, you are better off staying home, what happened was scary. I'm staying home tonight and watch the Lakers game.

Lawstude said...

a mixture of white and blue in the sky really complements the plants and the trees in the first photo. well done.

chrome3d said...

I don´t know how some people live in a place without clouds. At least you have some other great things to snap there too, like those trees.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I especially like the first one TB. It is so "California".

Shaun said...

The first pic for me... blue skies, and a little of the surroundings.... beautiful.....

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Arija said...

Nice shots, I love the little bird in the tree.

Abe Lincoln said...

What sky? I am only seeing a beautiful bird.

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Pietro said...

Both very attractive pictures. I so much like the trees and the sky of the first one!

storyteller said...

Lovely sky photos ;--)
Haven't our Southern California skies been beautifully variable lately? I've taken TONS of photos the past few days ... shared at Small Reflections AND Sacred Ruminations today.
Hugs and blessings,

George said...

I don't blame you for not going out in thunderstorms. Your picture of the sky with the clouds is beautiful, but so is that blue sky behind the bird.

Paz said...

lovely views!

paz

luna miranda said...

i prefer to stay home when it's stormy. although i've been dreaming of taking photos of lightning.:D

P.S. i made a Watery Wednesday badge, i hope you don't mind.:D

Karen said...

beautiful shots and I know what you mean about cloudless, blue skies being boring after awhile. That's what the sky often looks like around here, blue, without a cloud in sight :-(

That is awful about the woman being killed by lightening ...people often discount the dangers when a thunderstorm is in the area. It does not have to be overhead for stikes to occur..

I really like that first photo...the trees are interesting..

fishing guy said...

T: Beautiful SWF, I had a lot of trouble signing up this week.