Thursday, February 18, 2010

Looking at the Sky - Winterscape




The expanse of the winter sky is always beautiful to contemplate. Yes, we in a four-season climate may whine sometimes about the seasonal weather issues. But we never fail to admire the sky.

For Tisha's always fun Looking at the Sky, the winter looks better and better on a nice day. We went shopping, and took the more country drive back home. We brought the camera, naturally :>)








This farm in Orange is very close to the Boston Post Road (US-1) strip of big box retailers, yet we feel we are far in the 'country'. Shamrock Farms grows flowers and fall mums. Since I was driving, I commissioned the always lovely Patti to capture these scenes. The sky has clouds that look as if the artist painted these on the sky. The entire scene is neat, the old stone border looking as if we are back in Colonial times. The snow and sky seem paired perfectly together...



15 comments:

January said...

Wow that's a beautiful winter scape...I love the first photo looks peaceful on a snow covered surrounding.

Stine in Ontario said...

The sky is lovely over the snow, Ralph. Boston Post Road? Is that the old name of Rte. 1?

Arlene said...

The second photo looks like a painting, Ralph! Though both photos are beautiful winter scenes. :)

Happy weekend!

Liz @ MLC said...

Beautiful sky shots. :)

Mine is here.

Carolyn Ford said...

Well...I think the snowy scene brings out the brilliance of that amazing sky! Very beautiful captures, Ralph!

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful shots...beautiful skies...
Happy LATSOF!

BLOGitse

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice work indeed. A bright winter sky always seems to take the chill off of the reality of the temperatures outside.

Dimple said...

Nice shots, especially the second. I love country scenes!

fredamans said...

That really is beautiful how scattered and close they seem to be.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/02/sky-friday_19.html

Linda said...

One thing I have to say about winter in New England is that we do get some beautiful blue skies and gorgeous clouds to go along with them minus the humidity and smog of summer months.

Great captures - my compliments to the photographer as well as her chauffeur!

Calico Crazy said...

Gorgeous winter landscapes, and the sky is such a pretty blue. ~ Calico Contemplations

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

I am sure I speak for everyone else when I say we're glad you brought your camera. ;)

Great shots, Ralph. You're right...no matter what the season we can see some beautiful skies if we just look up!

-Tisha

Sacred Ruminations said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL wintry shots ... your SKIES look a lot like ours right now but your landscape is sooooo much colder!
Hugs and blessings,

Tina said...

i agree - the stone border is beautiful and the 2 trees either side makes it look like it's an entrance into another world. love it!

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Serendipity said...

I love the clouds :) Apologies for commenting so late - this week has been hectic!