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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Skywatch Friday

Update: I woke up this morning to SNOW! Unbelievable for this time of year here!

It was a very strange day today. I woke up to some sunshine, but it was bitter cold. When I left for a morning appointment around 10:00 am, it was 5 Celsius but by the time I arrived home around 11:30, the temperature had dropped to 3 Celsius. For the end of March, this is very unusual - I even wore my leather jacket and gloves!

The clouds started to roll in and I watched as they turned from white fluff ...


to pale grey wisps......


darkening and thickening up.....notice the seagull at the bottom left of center in this photo....

to dark grey even while the sun tried to continue to push through......

to angry-looking monsters. I see a very grim and vicious creature here!

Man, I sure hope it warms up soon! To see more Skywatch Friday photos, see Tom here.

48 comments:

Carletta said...

Very nice series of photos!
Great Job!

D Herrod said...

Your colors are very vivid.

dot said...

Hang in there! It won't be long.

napaboaniya said...

Nice array of photos you've got here!

It's summer over here 365 days a year with the occasional wet months.
How I wish there's snow here sometimes :)

Skittles said...

I love the way you showed us the series of pictures.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

The last shot is very scary!

The other less scary!!

luiz

Lilli & Nevada said...

very nice set of photos i like the last two with the aqua colors in the clouds.
Our weather has been really cold too, and then snow as well

gmj said...

yes, a very scary monster! Love the series of photos.

geewits said...

A grim and vicious creature? It reminded me of my Mom's old dog. It was a shitzu and it looked pretty much like that face in the cloud. Man, that was an ugly dog!

Anemone said...

Almost as I can se the sky is moving.


Nice weekend wishes to you from Norway.

Ida said...

Beautiful changes. :)
Have a nice weekend Leslie! :)

John said...

Great collecton, nice pictures.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Good day to you Leslie
What a great set of picture you have posted for us all today.. this is proper Sky Watching.. to see it change so much is a treat... but I hope you got some sunshine later... these all brightened my day

Tom

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful photos,all of them:o)

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful collection of sky-photos. I really love the last one:) Nice work:)

guild-rez said...

Thank you...
I hoped for a Vancouver SWF participant to see the picture.
Perhaps you can ask other Vanvouver bloggers to see the picture as well?
We had a sunny day and later enjoyed lunch at the top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant overlooking your wonderful City.
-Cheers.

quintarantino said...

A very nice series of photos showing us how clouds suffer quick changes.

Marie said...

Very nice series of photos!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Leslie,
Yes I know the feeling , we were having the same her in Holland, the weather changed, even our last holiday... there was snow can you imagine?I like you skiees though even when its too cold..


Have a great weekend and thanks come and visit my site with 48 Sky's (collage) from Luxemburg...

Greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

Please come back to see more of my travels...in Europe.

granmal said...

Man that was a day to say inside - We seems to always get a very cold spell at the end of March - however, nothing that compares to your weather. I even remember way back to the 80's when it snowed the last weekend in March - that is a rare thing - since I live in the deep south!

SandyCarlson said...

Well done! The weather is full of surprises, and so therefore is the sky!

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous set from beautiful skies.
Colours splendid from strong blue and grey!

Daniel J Santos said...

Great photo collection, all great images.

ellen b said...

What a great sequence. I'm in the Seattle area right now and I watched the skies change today too. Some warmth would really be appreciated by everyone around here. Now they are threatening snow for the weekend. Have a great day Leslie...

Craver Vii said...

The first one is stunning! It looks like a representation of heaven opening... You didn't hear any voices after taking that one, did you?

Lyn said...

the last one looks like one cloud is laying on the top of it. love them all!

Janice Thomson said...

These are wonderful photos Leslie - loved seeing the changes in the cloud formations. Are you getting SNOW today too?? Um, where did spring go?

DeeMom said...

Wonderful series of BEAUTIFUL pictures

Misty Dawn said...

All the shots are so pretty, but I especially love the vibrant blue in that third photo.

Ginni Dee said...

What wonderful sky shots!

Hey Leslie...Drop by my blog, I have awarded you the "E" award! Stop and pick it up.

the teach said...

Leslie, I feel like I watched the sky with you! :)

Petunia said...

We got snow all week:( Now I want spring!
Great couple og skypictures!

You find my post here

RuneE said...

Clouds are made to be used - even when the deliver snow. Or so I have noticed...

Mike said...

I LOVE the one with deep blue.

Berit said...

Oh, this was amazing, the last one was very spesial!
Have a nice weekend

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Tee hee! It was 3°C here today in Ontario and we thought it was warm! ;-)

CherryPie said...

Oh Wow! these are beautiful :-)

Thank you for your visit!

kiky said...

picture of the clouds with the seagull is great

Country Girl said...

Very ominous clouds, Leslie! I love them.

beatingthebounds said...

What dramatic changes to the sky! Fantastic.

Andrea said...

I love to watch the clouds form. I see you captured a bird in one of the photos. Great shots. We had beautiful warm weather here in Georgia.

Rose said...

Love your photos--I am sucker for clouds and really enjoy seeing that other people do too!

Carla said...

Great series of photos! I especially like the one with the seagull.

Garden Angel said...

Nice clouds:)
Good shot!

Scotty Graham said...

Hi...so glad you stopped by to see my blog, and also very happy you invited me to yours. I am also a teacher, so we have a couple of things in common (teaching and photography)....

I like your series of photos...I have a real liking for the dark stormy clouds, so those are my favorite.

I hope you visit often...I will be visiting your blog as well....

Cheers,

scotty

Denise BC said...

Thank you for your visit on my debut in the Sky.
What stunning.
Bjs,
Denise BC

starnitesky said...

Snow! It's about time winter left!
Good sky photos.

Dewdrop said...

I love clouds!!!! Great shots!