Thursday, July 24, 2008

Storm Clouds Over Two Small Prairie Towns: Sky Watch Friday

Dark and threatening storm clouds roll ominously above in the big sky over these two small Alberta prairie towns. Many of the signature grain elevators seen on the horizons once lent identification to these communities at a distant glance but today very few of these tall sentinels remain. These 35mm photos were taken in 1993.
My appreciative thanks to Tom Wigley for hosting Sky Watch Friday . To view other Sky Watch entries please visit Tom's page.

53 comments:

Annie said...

wow..all those clouds..does that mean you get lots of rain...where I come from SE Queensland in Australia, we are having a dreadful drought...

I am currently in NY visiting my daughter, and holding the tiny sleeping baby

Thanks for visiting my site...nice to "meet" you

annie

Brian said...

Nice to see lovely cloud
formations, Your blogs are wonderful and I have added you to my blogs to visit again and again.

Your photos are just stunning.

Brian

me ann my camera said...

annie:
I can't think of a better way to spend time, visiting a daughter and enjoying a sweet little grandchild.
Thank you for your visit.

brian:
Thank you for your kind comments and I'm glad you enjoy your visits here.

Max-e said...

Wow....looks like a big country with big skies. Nice shot

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shot.

Jump Back! said...

Something big's about to happen here. Good catch.

irish daisies said...

you have some amazing clouds there!

Dewdrop said...

Interesting post... my how things change... beautiful sky.

SandyCarlson said...

That's an extraordinary blue in the second shot. These are just great.

bobbie said...

Those clouds just look as if they are about to sit down on the towns. wonderful.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very, very, nice Sky Watch!

Pearl Maple said...

Big clouds for sky watch friday. Thanks for sharing a peek over your horizon.

Julie said...

That is sad about the removal of the grain silos. They are a country town symbol in Australia too. You always know where the railway station is. Nice image of rolling, threatening clouds.

Hyde DP said...

super rolling clouds - they make my tummy rumble - I'm off to fix some supper!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have captured some moody-looking skies here!

April said...

Beautiful landscape pictures and fantastic cloud formations. Very nicely composed - You took super photos even then!! :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... those are quite the storm clouds in that first photo, hey? Fantastic photos.
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Pietro said...

Magnificent skies for a great Sky Watch!

Raven said...

Gorgeous skies! Funny. 1993 doesn't sound like it should be that long ago but it's 15 years! Time is flying! These are beautiful photos.

Jim said...

Hi Ann, I hope you had your umbrella. We always do here on the Gulf Coast.
Those are pretty pictures, I took some similar last night but was committed to the BK one. :-)
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dlyn said...

Such dramatic clous - love these. Happy Skywatch Friday!

Sherry said...

Wow, those are really nice shots of an awesome sky!

Texas Travelers said...

Great photographs. Thanks for sharing these older photos. They are always a favorite of mine.

Beautiful clouds.


Watch the Alligator.
Come visit our SWF,
Troy and Martha

Quiet Paths said...

MT is not the only state with a big sky. Very cool.

Snap Catch said...

Happy weekend! Perfect one for SWF! We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.... Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

system operator said...

Hi! Natures spectacle just makes that biulding look so small in the horizon. It looks like it's a good lightning catcher. Good to see you.

ellen b said...

Whoa! Now there are some mighty fine clouds. They look like they'll take over the world any second...

Neal said...

Great photos! I'll be back.

Rose said...

Beautiful and more beautiful! And I don't know which is which!

Wren said...

I like the way the clouds stack up in that top photo

babooshka said...

Very omnious looking skies.

JennWasHere said...

Very wonderful photo! The skies are so beautiful!

Hope you can hop by my SWF post HERE. Happy weekends!

Whitney said...

These are awesome cloud photos! The scenery looks so calm and peaceful but those clouds are lurking ominously above! Cool shots!

fishing guy said...

VS: Oh my what a great mixture in the Sky.

HFD60 said...

wow we don't see views like that here...beautifal

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow very dramatic clouds there

Suzanne said...

Wow these are fantastic for photos taken that long ago. Happy SWF.

genny said...

Pretty shot and cool one. Happy weekend and SWF!

magiceye said...

loved the 2nd pic

Old Wom Tigley said...

Again you have capture the scene perfectly... I have to add that your header picture is a delight also.. the covered bridge is something I only ever get to see on the blogs I visit....

Please forgive this 'copy & paste part of my comment but I am on my rounds checking all the links but wanted you to know I have seen your post and will try to get back again.
On behalf of all other Sky Watchers the team thank you for taking part this week.

Tom

Torsdag said...

These are not clouds, seems like monument from an artist.
nice shots for SKW.

Angie said...

Superb shots, those clouds are just superb!

Lara said...

these pictures look like paintings!

Kelly said...

The clouds are so amazing, you captured them well!!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great one for SWF! Happy weekend! Tahnks for dropping by,,,

Marie said...

Great sky watch post :)

Linda Reeder said...

Greetings from Seattle.
Wow! There is such big sky on the prairie.

For The People said...

Those are some great cloud shots! I like the depth of field too.

david mcmahon said...

That first shot if my favourite!

Catherine said...

I like your sky~watch captures...wow ~ makes the world look small..like all sky! :) Love the second shot..fantastic clouds!
Happy skywatching!
Enjoy your weekend!
Cat

Deborah Godin said...

Thank you for the comment on mine, and for the link to this site as well. Since I'm really just getting started with my blog, it's a bit overwhelming at imes, so much to see and read, and so easy to miss something. I lived in Alberta for almost 30 years, and still miss it. The mountains are my "spiritual home." Love your SWF shots. It's a shame that so many grain elevators have come down, those towns may not look like that anymore.

Tommy V said...

Hello from Colorado. nice catch of the storm clouds

Kim said...

Great pictures, what an awesome view!

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