Gossamer Tapestry

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Prairie Clouds


Bluff Spring Fen, Elgin, Illinois - August 9, 2008

Tomorrow I leave for a week in Massachusetts. I'll be staying with my dad on Cape Ann and then staying at a cottage my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew are renting on Martha's Vineyard. I have tentative plans to visit Will in New Hampshire. I should have internet access for most of the time I'm away, so I'll be in touch.

By the time I return, the blazing stars (purple flowers in the foreground) will be just about done for the year.

Skywatch is, as always, brought to you by Wom Tigley.

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17 Comments:

At 23:20, Blogger Marvin said...

Beautiful -- both sky and prairie.

 
At 23:47, Blogger Knitting Mania said...

The depth of color in your photo is breathtaking!!

Say hello to my birth place, good old MA... I spent many summer vacations at the Cape.

 
At 00:07, Blogger Juliana RW said...

love ur green and blue view

Mine in here : Up and Down Thanks

 
At 00:16, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous view!

 
At 05:10, Blogger Lemuel said...

Have a safe and pleasant trip!

 
At 05:31, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful field and sky. Have a safe trip.

Abraham

 
At 09:54, Blogger BentonQuest said...

Great pic. I really miss the open spaces of Illinois. Have a great time on vacation.

 
At 10:30, Blogger babooshka said...

Love the open feel and the meadow, very pretty

 
At 11:14, Blogger Floridacracker said...

Nice! Enjoy your trip.

 
At 11:36, Anonymous Jyoti said...

Beautiful Beautiful shot!!!
Lovely clouds! ...

Although I dont comment very often, I do browse through this blog every now-and-then, and get inspired to learn more about prairies...

 
At 14:22, Blogger ~~Randi~~ said...

Beautiful photo! Nice colours and clouds. Have a good weekend.

 
At 19:36, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Doug, how funny is that! You and I both doing blue skies, green grass and Elgin! You would think we planned it (which we didn't.)Where is your Elgin in relation to Chicago? I love the bright blue skies, green grass and puffy clouds. Your photo is lovely, if I do say so myself! Have fun in Mass. You should get some good photos and insects there too!

 
At 20:14, Blogger Kelly said...

Great photo and gorgeous skies! Wonderful SWF photo!

 
At 23:22, Blogger Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful skies and nice scenery

 
At 15:16, Blogger Ur-spo said...

last but hopefully not least -
I too wish you safe journey
I am envious you get to meet Will.
BTW - the sorbet turned out well.

 
At 18:47, Blogger Louise said...

Nicely composed photo. The colors are wonderful.

 
At 08:44, Blogger Mary said...

what a beautiful shot, both the prairie and the sky! Enjoy your trip. :)

 

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