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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.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Photo Hunters - Clouds


The theme for this week is CLOUDS and believe me, I've seen far too many of them lately. We had a terrible spring this year but finally, summer arrived with clear blue skies and the odd fluffy cumulus cloud, like those at the left. Unfortunately, the last few days have been overcast, windy, and cool. So I really didn't want to even think about clouds, but when I started going through my photo gallery, I discovered that I did indeed have a few that might work for today.








Here we have sunrise in Naples mid-November 2006 around 7:30 am. The sun was just coming up over the mountains and gave a sort of eerie look to the clouds. They seem to be ringed in light.







This is a typical late fall day in my neighbourhood. I took this shot last November at Steveston. All the fishing boats were in dock and although it was an overcast day, you can still see the reflection of the clouds and boats in the water.








Here are some storm clouds that started to come in one day while I was out walking on the dyke last November. It had been a beautiful sunny day when all of a sudden these black menacing clouds swiftly moved over the area. I was glad to catch the sun still trying to shine through the darkness before I quickly turned to head home before the rain hit.







And finally, this past Tuesday I was in Victoria to visit a friend. It was the first day we'd had rain after three solid weeks of hot summer weather. It stopped raining later in the day so we went down to the city's Fisherman's Wharf and strolled the boardwalk. All the fishing boats are in dock now, even though they should be out fishing for salmon, due to the collapse of salmon populations.

Check out tnchick's site to see other participants' photos or to become a participant yourself.

22 comments:

jams o donnell said...

What a superb selection. A really nice take on the theme. I really do love the Naples photo. Happy weekend

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful work, Leslie. The second and fourth shots are simply stunning.

I know you are BC-based and I must tell you I am transitting thru Vancouver on my way to the Yukon later this month.

Would be great to speak with you on the phone. Will give you my exact schedule when I have it. At this stage I have flight details but not hotels etc.

Will keep you informed ....

pat said...

Oh what great choices for this week - all wonderful shots!!

Happy Weekend.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Really beautiful... happy hunting!

Carver said...

Those area all wonderful clouds. I can see where you would get tired of them if the weather has been gloomy too long but they all look beautiful to me.

Leslie said...

Hi - I went looking for a Naples one! But I decided to use one of the San Gimignano ones.

I drove by Naples once in April, in 2005 with snow on Vesuvius.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Very nice collection indeed the first ones look like the edges are blurred and the sun ones are spectacular

jmb said...

Excellent photos here Leslie, from all over the world. Have a great weekend.

Expat Traveler said...

wow - that first photo is sooo adorable!!! And I guess we must have just crossed paths in victoria.. Fun fun!

julie said...

Oh, I love the first photo, looks like a postcard.

Lovely photos :)

Louis la Vache said...

As "Jams" wrote, 'superb selection!'

"Louis" has been buried deeper than his cowbell in work - and will be for the next month or so. He hasn't paused to say 'hello' when he has stopped by.

Colin Campbell said...

I had two trips to Vancouver. Overcast and raining both times. The first time I went was just for the afternoon. We drove up from Seattle and had a beautiful late spring day in Vancouver.

I got seduced into moving to Seattle when we turned up on a beautiful summers day. Not my memory of most of the winter we were there.

Have a great weekend.

Fishman said...

Oh wow.. I love those shots where the light shone down from the clouds!

Mitey Mite said...

They are all good, but the Naples shot is fantastic!

RiverPoet said...

Love the last two in particular! Beautiful.

Peace - D

genny said...

Nice shot of the clouds. Happy hunting...

Randi said...

Wonderful sequence of shots. I love the Naples shot!
Happy weekend.

Sammawow said...

Such beautiful cloud pictures, indeed!

Liz said...

The Naples one is particularly wonderful!

Huey said...

Wow! Your selection of clouds certainly have their own characters!

mama meji said...

I totally love the series of shots you posted. Perfect!

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