Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Variable Skies



Alberta's skies are endlessly fascinating. During our three days visiting family we spent a lot of hours in the car. Albertans think nothing of driving an hour here or there. I enjoyed looking out the window admiring the ever-changing cloud formations.


These photos were taken at our nephew's acreage, around sunset. 
 

Golden fields below, dark green bands of trees and rolling hills and then the sky, big and beautiful.
 

We left the prairies this morning and are spending a couple of days in the Rockies. It's cold just now. The drizzling rain in town translates to fresh snow at higher elevations. I included a couple of rooftops in the photo to show how close the snow is. Colder weather is on the way.

We did a short hike this afternoon and have a longer one planned for tomorrow. The temperature is supposed to fall to 1 degree Celsius tonight. Brrrrr. Variable skies, indeed!

17 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

The sky! Truly the "bread for the eyes," isn't it?...and it's so special to get a photo of rain in the distance.

Marigold Jam said...

Beautiful!

cucki said...

So beautiful x

Debbie said...

Those are stunning. I was just telling my daughter last night that I think of all God's creation, His sky is my favorite.

ann said...

Beautiful country. Are the cool temperatures normal for this time of year or do you feel an early fall followed by an early winter? Have I told you how much Ilkie your header? Have a wonderful week end.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Imagine having this view of the mountains out your front window!
Stay warm.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful skies - and fabulous mountain. It is is wonderful to get to visit places that are different than where we live.

podso said...

What a variety your photos show. The last one is especially stunning. Stay warm, Right now some chilly weather sounds good to me!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So pretty! Seeing that mountain reminds of me of getting stuck on the top of Pikes Peak this summer because of a freak snow storm. We've had lots of clouds here, too lately, which is unusual when it is 115 degrees outside. but sure makes for colorful sunsets. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Tammy

aimee said...

Those amazing skies and cloud formations are part of why I love areas east of the Cascades. And the Rockies? Well they hold a very dear place in my heart:)
Blessing,
Aimee

Donna said...

Oh, that looks grand! I would love to have some of that cold weather right now, LOL! Western skies are magical.

Marilyn said...

Now I feel cold just thinking about the cold you are experiencing. Happy hiking and thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful skies!

And those mountains! I miss the mountains of the west!

Deanna

Ida said...

Those are wonderful and very scenic. Loved the rays in the clouds on that first shot and the beautiful rolling hills. Oh my snow so soon, I am so not ready for that but it's a ways off for us yet.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I think that third sky shot is my favorite...the way it's all parting...just lovely :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful sky shots, there is nothing like the prairies to get wonderful shots of that great big sky. Hope you weren't near Claresholm when the snow hit this week!

Mary said...

Just awesome - if only we could have joined in and watched along with you!

Mary x