Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sky Watch - New Ireland at sunset

I know it is only Thursday but have to post now as I will be incommunicado until tomorrow.

These photos were taken from my deck at sunset. The tall mountains at the back are the coast of New Ireland and the landforms low in front of them are the islands of the Duke of York.

New Ireland is often covered in cloud or haze, and people who are new to our fair shores often don't realise it is there. One woman walked out one morning, saw the blue rising up from the ocean and ran in screaming "Tsunami, tsunami!!!"

She has never lived it down....and no it wasn't moi!!!!!



Sky Watch is here - pop in and visit.

52 comments:

Ann said...

Very unusual cloud formation just hovering above the water like that. Beautiful soft light. Just lovely. Really enjoy visiting your blog.

photowannabe said...

What a glorious view from your deck. The clouds are so unusual but the lady's reaction is hilarious.

USelaine said...

Those views are fascinating. The atmosphere is like watching a flickering fire sometimes. Only it's usually a dance of air and water.

USelaine said...

I just noticed your new portrait - proving the reputation Aussies have for being gorgeous!

dive said...

Tsunami! Hee hee hee!
So New ireland is as cloudy and rainy as Old Ireland, Jules.

Kris said...

Lovely pictures again. I've been reading some of the early anthropological work done in Melanesia in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century, and it truly is fascinating stuff.

Julie said...

What a grand location for a deck! A good multi-layered image. I can understand the poor woman's reaction - but it must have been hilarious.

I am starting to understand why you live up there.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful photography.

Donna said...

Hahaha....What a Scare!!! Beautiful Sweetheart!!hughughugs

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

It's not a photo, it's a post card. Nice catch

ancient one said...

Beautiful view you have! The photos are spectacular!

still giggling ..

bobbie said...

Very beautiful. I love the clouds so low.

Jules said...

Thanks all for your comments

ann - many thanks

uselaine - I'm blushing - but believe me i think we have our fair share only!!!

Dive - yes but it is very much warmer!!!!

Kris - it is fascinating but when do you find the time with your new babe???

julie - yep it sure is nice but we do have the usual frustrations of phone lines, pot holes and no French bakery!!!!

CaBaCuRl said...

Hey Jules....fab cloud formations. Thought of you in Rabaul when I was investigating WW2 in Townsville this past week. Hope all is good with you.

Kelly said...

Wonderful sky formation! Beautiful water and views from your deck!

~~Randi~~ said...

Lovely photos!

david mcmahon said...

Lovely shots, Jules - and a great story.

Glad you liked the Edwin Flack post.

The Holleys said...

These are really beautiful shots! :) I love how it looks so peaceful.

Kris said...

Jules, by ‘lately’, I mean “before Ezra was born”!

babooshka said...

I don't care what day it is these are marvellous.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh my, I really really love these photos. I am in awe of this area. Beautiful!!
Mountain Retreat

"JEANNELLE" said...

From your deck at sunset......how stunning and beautiful!

Happy SkyWatching!

May healing be ongoing for your grieving loved ones.

JennWasHere said...

That is one great sunrise. Your deck has a marvelous view!

My SWF photos are posted in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here and Shutter Happy Moments.

Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks.

Jeanne said...

wow what a view! those low clouds between the two land masses are amazing. thanks for sharing!

Dee said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the clouds on the horizon!

imac said...

Great photo and story.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful blue sea. Love the photo, the scenery is lovely. Have a nice weekend.

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
"Louis" enjoyed the tsunami anecdote - not to mention the beautiful photos!

Neva said...

That is a funny story...you do live in a beautiful place...bugs and all!

Lawstude said...

love the pics. vibrant colors. happy 08.08.08 day to you jules.

Bergson said...

calm, serene and beautiful

Greyscale Territory said...

What stunningly beautiful soft tones in both pics!

GMG said...

Hi Jules! 2008.08.08 is a great day for Blogtrotter. So, before I start commemorating, let me just tell you how much I appreciate your comments on my blogs! Thanks a lot!
A bit grey for my taste, this sunset... ;))
Loved that Club Med post! Are you accepting the bookings? ;))
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Ackworth Born said...

New Ireland looks intrigueing

M.Benaut said...

What a Wally !!! Are you sure it wasn't you, Jules ?

Nice mug shot also, I've just had a passport photo taken and I look like a mass murderer !
I wonder if they still use the guillotine over in France.

Don't forget to hang onto Wilson, he could come in handy when I get up there !!

Oh ! nearly forgot, great shots Lady !

Old Wom Tigley said...

So very beautiful Jules... ha! and the views aren't half bad as well...
Jane read your comment and sends her regards as well..

Tom

willywagtail said...

Thankyou Jules for your comment on my daughters jewellery - you made her day.

I was amazed when seeing this photo that it was possible to see New Ireland. Even though I have even been to the Duke of York Islands I did not realise that it was possible to see New Ireland. Cherrie

Christine said...

Magnificent! Lovely water pix! Thanks for the view!

dennis said...

Dennis thinks the clouds look like beautiful snowbanks. Dennis loves these dreamy dreamy photos.

Louise said...

These are wonderful photos. It looks so calm.

Tommy V said...

WOW fabulous picture. The fog and the boat and sky and water it has it all.

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning shots!

Jules~ said...

Wow that is the view from your deck? You are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing these photos and the fun story. I might have done the same thing.
Congratulations on being David's post of the day.

Petunia said...

Very nice:)

Petunia's SWF

Rose said...

Oh, what wonderful photos! They are absolutely beautiful shots. I have seen a lot of beautiful shots so far and these are among my favorite, favorites if you know what I mean.

Jules said...

Thank you all for your kind words.

Gosh all the Julies and Jules (what is the plural of Jules I wonder Juleses???) - very confusing!!!

Jules said...

M B - forot to mention - you certainly couldn't possibly look like a mass murderer!!!

I should have salvaged old Wilson - next i go back I'll see if i can find him. You don't need to wear anything here though - not even thongs!!!!

Daniel J Santos said...

Fantastic images, excellent.

Steve Buser said...

Looks like maybe a fog rolling in.

I was just thinking earlier to day I hadn't stopped by your blog lately. I have to do better than that.

When I have to post ahead I use the "scheduled" function in blogger. Just do a new post like always but before you post, look down at the bottom at the "post options" from there you can pick any time in the future to make this action (you can change it later if you change your mind) -- then hit post.

When you look at you list of posts, you will see this post has "scheduled" in front of it. Use Edit to open it and change the time or date if you need to.

Jules said...

Hi Steve - yes i have used it a lot lately as i have been away with work and hols but for some reason on Thursday i totally forgot all about it - probably becasue i was here but not in an airport somewhere!!!!

Torsdag said...

Thanks for these beautiful SWF-phots, Yes blue in blue and a sailboat, I' m just back home from the lake sailing regatta.

Hallo from Germany

Tommy V said...

Awesome picture. It has so much to offer.