Friday, May 2, 2008

Sky Watch - alien skies

This strange coloured sky (no touching up was done) was caused by all the ash in the air - I think? The whole inside of the house was filled with an eerie orange glow - very weird!!!

Pop into Tom's and link up with Sky Watch

I flew to Lae last Saturday for work (will be back tomorrow), so will be leaving you in the confident hands of He-Who-Doesn't-Blog and Benson (the Boy Cat). Hopefully they will remember to post every other day and keep their feet off the coffee table!!!!

33 comments:

photowannabe said...

That is some eerrie sky. Be careful with all that ash in the air. It does make fascinating photos though.

Anonymous said...

Great photo. Is this from ash falls recently?

Bernadette

Anonymous said...

The kids want to night what time the photo was taking, middle of the day, sunset?

Bernadette again

jenan said...

Another fantastic photo - love it!

Kris McCracken said...

Tremendous colour. Yet another great shot.

I read an interesting piece in the New Yorker today about the culture of ‘vengeance’ in PNG, I knew of it, but it did seem even more odd coming from an erudite, professional. I was wondering, is this just a highland thing, or does it extend to Rabaul?

Abraham Lincoln said...

How do you now breathe in this? I would guess the lungs of people there would be scared for life.

Jim said...

Hope it doesnt make a mess every where. It makes for a very nice photo.

dive said...

Eerie, but gorgeous.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well it makes for a great Sky Watch picture Jules... I called here once or twice earlier today and the post was not here so I have only just got around to linking it for you... Sorry my friend.

Jilly said...

What a sky and so wonderfully framed with the palms. Somewhat ominous tho.
Fantastic shot.

Jules said...

Hi All - am back!!! Had a HUGE week so will post and visit tomorrow - bed beckons!!!

Bernadette - flew back Lae/Rabaul direct which was quicker and avoided Jackson's which is always a good thing. Tell the kids it was sunset but not recently - a while ago. We wern't getting any ash our way but we were having spectacular sunsets.

Jules said...

Forgot to say - Thanks for linking me Tom!!!

quintarantino said...

A fantastic eerie sky!

M.Benaut said...

Howdy Jules, and welcome back to civilization, or should that be Paradise?
We are at last receiving a bit of rain. The fire ban season has ended and the hills are alive with smoke. Everyone is burning stuff, including Madame.
We are preparing for our annual "Marilyn Monroe's Birthday Bonfire" celebrations on 31 May. She would have been 82 at midnight, - or one minute past.
Naturally you and everyone, will be shown the doings.
The back paddock, - "Le Champs Arrière", will be crackling, and at the moment all my tree fellers are piling the stuff high.
It would make a good picnic- BBQ night for all our Blog friends if only one would win the lottery and bring them all down here.
I hope Benson and HWDB are fine and they have kept their feet off the coffee table, given that the sky has been so amazing lately.
Hope you unwind gracefully in paradise; you will be forgiven for missing church in the morning.

Ida said...

WONDERFUL! :)

GMG said...

Hi Jules! Weird picture! I've seen some orange skies this weekend, but yours is probably the deepest orange one can catch...
I'm exploring a new country at Blogtrotter. Hope you enjoy!
Have a great weekend!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great to have you back... you have a ood rest.

Tom

Donna said...

Beautiful!!!hughugs

lv2scpbk said...

Wow! That is a wonderful photo of the sky and I like how you have the trees.

imac said...

Great phot. glad you're back and
thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.

alicesg said...

The colour and shadow of the trees make the photo nice but with such an orangy sky, it really is worrysome.

Tommy V said...

love the colors

d. chedwick said...

Very strange and beautiful--welcome back.

Daniel J Santos said...

This is amazing, fantastic colors.

Stine ☆ said...

Beautiful sky and color. Wonderful SWF picture.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Beautiful sky picture. I love the color. Lisa

Petunia said...

Nice shot:)
Petunia

rich said...

Beautiful colour... Mesmerising

guild-rez said...

Great picture for SWF.
What an interesting colour in your sky.
- Cheers.

- Atmospheric particulate increases the amount of longer wavelength light scattered (increases the yellow and red colour of the sky).
– Predominately dust, volcanic ash, and salt causes red/violet colours.

Chuck Pefley said...

Perhaps this sky explains yesterday's photo? End time's a coming... get your beds and coffins before it's too late? Yeah, I know. I have a strange way of connecting things -:) Very eerie and foreboding indeed. I remember skies similar to this after the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helen.

ancient one said...

That is a very interesting photo. So pretty but also scarey...

Glad you're back!

George Townboy said...

Amazing photo!! Love it.

MmeBenaut said...

Absolutely amazing colour, Jules. Did you just lie on your back for hours looking up at the sky?