Thursday, December 27, 2018

Mixed Up Sky

During our last desert visit a couple weekends ago, my granddaughter was looking out the window at the morning sky and said "Look, Grandpa, a mixed-up sky!" I thought that was a great description.
The sky colors were great, and the contrails were crisscrossing all over the sky, which is why my granddaughter thought things looked so mixed up. This photo doesn't really do it justice because it was taken with a telephoto lens and is just a little section of the sky. Does anyone else see tic-tac-toe lines?

OK, your move!! This shot was taken just a few minutes after the first one, focusing on a different piece of the sky with my telephoto lens. I often wonder if the jets flying around (especially the military jets from the nearby Marine base) do this on purpose!

The above photos were looking NE. Lets walk over to the other side of the house and see what the sky looks like to the west.
Taken just a few minutes later than the first two photos, this is a very different-looking sky, and beautiful in it's own right. The pink clouds and purple tinged mountains were striking, and the dusting of snow added to the beauty.

Wishing everyone peace and happiness as we rapidly approach 2019, 
and a Happy New Year!!

Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

39 comments:

  1. A lovely mixed up sky. I like the tic-tac-toe layout, very cool. A happy and healthly new year to you

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  2. Like your mixed up sky and love the pink to the west. Hope your Christmas was great!

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  3. It's so nice to see snow on the mountains in the distance. Stunning images.

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  4. Love the 'mixed up sky shots!' ~ beautiful!

    Happy New Year to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. Great photos. Here in Oklahoma if you can get somewhere like the plains in the western part of the state, a day after a front comes through and the skies are clear and the air is very cold, one can see all sorts of contrails up in the sky.
    I think it is great that someone so young as your grand daughter is so aware of the sky. I think you had a big influence on that.

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  6. Wonderful skies. Happy New Year!

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  7. wow truly awesome.
    Best Wishes for 2019, Greetings

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  8. Last shot is suitable to wish: Happy Holidays!

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  9. I was about to ask if El Toro was still operating, but then I got to that part of the post. Fabulous sky pictures! And the mountains can be really something to see this time of year. A most enjoyable entry!!

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  10. Fantastic pictures. The sky looks more confused than mixed up :)

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  11. Happy New Year to you and your family. Love those contrails. Love the imagination of little ones. They know how to watch the sky; we adults have to be retaught. May you and your granddaughter play many games of sky tic-tac-toe.

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  12. Beautiful skies! Your granddaughter has a good eye. Future photographer?

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  13. What a great collection. Thank you for letting me enjoy all your beautiful shots in 2018! Happy New Year!

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  14. Lovely skies...no...great skies

    And this flatlander appreciates the peak at those gorgeous hills

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  15. Maybe it's a treasure map - X marks the spot!

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  16. One word: W-O-W! So beautiful in every direction. Happy New Year to you desert dwellers from us beach bums!

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  17. The sky and clouds do look mixed up when scattered and criss-crossed with vapor trails.
    Last shot a beauty
    MB

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  18. Much like mine.
    Much more beautiful, but then....

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  19. A beautiful mixed up sky! Great shots!

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  20. Wow sky shot . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

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  21. That is a beautiful mixed-up sky!! : )
    Wishing you the very best in 2019!
    : )

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  22. That truly is a awesome sky. Good work photographing it.

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  23. yeeess, I just wanted to say : tic-tac-toe.gorgeous.my next visit to US would definiely be some desert area. and I blame you for that!!!all the best in 2019.

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  24. I'm smiling with delight at your mixed-up sky. Happy New Year!

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  25. Mixed up in the most beautiful way possible. It’s so great the way your granddaughter is learning to really *notice* the real world. Happy New Year to all.

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  26. Awesome photos.
    To you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
    May it be a year of peace, love and health.
    Many greetings and a big hug
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  27. This is cool enough for using the description, "contrails" let alone those intriguing shots. Very cool and "mixed up sky" is perfect, she calls 'em like she sees 'em.
    Happy New Year to you.

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  28. Superb what great looking skys. Happy new year to you and your family

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