Thursday, September 17, 2015

With Water... and Without!

With water (February photo after some winter rains):


And without water (taken a week ago, same location):
You can see why so much of California has extremely high fire danger. All the wild mustard plants and other weeds have totally dried up and are highly flammable.

Even without rain, the skies are still beautiful! And I'm lucky to have my little photo-model with me wherever I go!!






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58 comments:

  1. Awesome collection of beautiful skies and your granddaughter is a cute model. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. It seems all the danger is in California -the coast today got hit with a tsunami (result of an earthquake in Chile?). Amazing pics - what lens did you use? and I see HDR...have a great weekend!

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  3. Awesome photos! I love those skies and your are lucky to have the sweetest photo model with you!
    Thanks so much for your kind comments and visit! We can't complain about a water shortage in Ireland, hence the green parkland!
    I look forward to following your photo shoots!

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  4. so very scary. i do hope you'll get some RAIN soon! love the popcorn clouds but they really need to bring some moisture for you. :)

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  5. Your comparisons really emphasize CA dry situation. I love et popcorn clouds, but your model steals the show!

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking sights. You did an awesome job on capturing such glorious times. The little girl was a perfect fence ornament.

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  7. The difference some rain can make is astounding. I do love those marvellous sky shots.

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  8. Great set of images. Really well done. I am really fond of the composition in number 5.

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  9. The skies are almost as pretty as that precious surely precocious little thing you have with you.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  10. Such gorgeous photos! I do hope California gets lots of rain but in moderation so there is no flash flooding and mud slides in burned out areas.

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  11. Beautiful scenes either way. After one of the wettest springs ever, it's gone completely dry here lately. You granddaughter is very cute - mine are a little older than that.

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  12. Fantastic shots...all very stunning! I hope you get some good soaking rain very soon :)

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  13. Wow that sure does look different now. I hope you get rain soon. There are some wonderful fences here and a totally adorable fence model.

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  14. Beautiful shots and great example of the difference with rain and no rain.

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  15. Beautiful light in your photos!

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  16. It's lovely no matter what! Gorgeous shots.

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  17. Wow! Gorgeous sky watch photos and fences. You have a very cute, photogenic model posing for you!

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  19. such a gorgeous sky and of course this cute little girl - she's so lovely :-)
    happy weekend

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  20. Wonderful sky, and I love the fences, too.
    And the little kid who climbs on the fence is so cute, great shots.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  21. Love the clouds and the light in the firdt few shots is awesome

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  22. You can sure do with some water but great shots again. The intense light must be part of it.

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  23. Gorgeous!
    Please come link up at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday):
    http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-glorious.html

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  24. Whoa! Those clouds!!! I am stunned!
    Great captures.

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  25. Fantastic skies!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  26. Gorgeous sky shots!

    Hope rain comes to you soon!

    Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

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  27. Excellent comparison images. I liked the sky picture. My favorite is the one with rail fence and warped tree.

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  28. I heard that rain came recently, hopefully, to your area. Your sky shots are incredible.
    JM, IL

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  29. Beautiful images as always! There is something magical in the light and colors in your photos!

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  30. Beautiful skies and nature:)))also love the little girl which seems soo nice beeing on a walk with you

    I really like them all but nr 4,5 and 6 are my faves:))))

    Wish you a happy weekend!

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  31. Wonderful shots of your beautiful sky, but the landscape sure looks very dry.
    I think you could use some of the rain we had this week.

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  32. I absolutely loved every shot with the child---and the sky! Wow....

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  33. Such marvelous light and skies!








    ALOHA
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  34. You certainly get some dramatic skies in your part of the world. Photographic models get more beautiful every day.

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  35. I don´t know how you do it but you always have such great images to share. Beautiful land, light and colors. And the little girl. :)

    You never thought of entering any of my memes Catching light or Trees n Bushes? Really your images is art too. :)

    They can be found on nfverk.blogspot.com and nemacro.blogspot.com :) Welcome to check them out

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  36. Never expected such a dramatic difference. Wonderful pictures.
    what is your flickr name?

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    1. Hi Carola. East of 29. Here's a link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peteandgayle/. Thanks for looking!

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  37. Those first two shots are so gorgeous to me. Love the blue in the sky with the gold on the ground. Great contrast.

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  38. Thats a great set of shots - that dry colour reminds me of Australia in drought - and we have the same fire issues when that happens. Hope it rains.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  39. Wonderful sky photos. So sorry for all the fires in California. We are pretty dry here in Texas as well at the moment, and no rain in sight. So far, no big fires, so am crossing my fingers.

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  40. I love the sky pictures very much, and it's good to look at something beautiful when so many people complain about the drought (including me!). I live not too far away from the big Valley fire, it's truly awful and very scary. Thankfully our country has been spared so far, fingers crossed.

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  41. WHERE is this? Is it the Morongo Preserve? I LOVE that nice, long fence! Beautiful photos, once again!
    Cheryl Ann ~~We should get rain here again Tuesday and Wednesday. Anza might get it starting tomorrow (Sunday)...

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    1. Hi Cheryl Ann. Thanks for stopping by. These are taken in Fullerton (Ralph B. Clark Park). I only am able to get out to 29/Joshua Tree on occasional weekends, so that's why you see this weird mix of blog posts (some from the desert and some in Orange County).

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  42. Oooooooh these are gorgeous, I do love those moody skies!! We've had similar skies that did not produce any rain. We are very dry here in New Jersey, but not nearly as dry as many other areas!!

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  43. These are fantastic skies, wonderful images!

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  44. Yep, the skies sure are pretty there!

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  45. Thank you, Peter. I saw your comment on Flickr and will have a look at your photos there.

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  46. oh my goodness, it does look very dry, I hope you get some rain soon

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  47. Amazing serie! your pictures are so beautiful, well done!

    Visiting from Skywatch Friday, greetings from Hilde
    http://stapjesonderweg.blogspot.be/2015/09/view-from-cerro-baul.html

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  48. While I love how bright the greens are in the "with water' photos, I'm also charmed by how rustic the "without water" photos look :)

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  49. Rain is desperately needed in Oregon as well of course. Your pictures illustrate the difference perfectly, tho you make the dry ones look appealing too ( maybe it's that model ;)) .... But if someone didn't know how dangerous these conditions are, they might just think it was a lovely prairie.

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