SkyWatch Friday: Evening Clouds

The evening eastern sky near El Reno, Oklahoma. June 11, 2011.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

As the sun was setting ahead of us as we drove through the Oklahoma countryside, I noticed clouds forming in the eastern sky.  Although the base of the clouds were in darkness, the sky above was still blue, and the tops of the clouds were lit up by the light of the setting sun.

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22 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Evening Clouds”

  1. Mildred Says:

    This is just beautiful, George!

  2. ladyfi Says:

    What marvellous light!

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    This is very pretty.

  4. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    George, this is just gorgeous!!!!!

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Magnificent skies and cloud formations and I do love the light! Superb capture for the day, George!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

  6. Neal Says:

    That is a gorgeous picture. That would look really good if it covered my whole screen. 🙂

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Of course I enlarged this one, you know how I love sunsets, even cloudy ones!! Funny, I was just now commenting on Betsy’s blog that the best sunsets have clouds, just the bare sun doesn’t make for such a pretty picture, which I may make up into a blog post. But i had to enlarge this one to get a better look, and I can see that bit of rose at the bottom where the sun is, it seems to make the fluffy clouds above luminescent!

  8. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    So lovely with the clouds above still bathed in light!

  9. dayphoto Says:

    Beautiful! I just love the sky and you caught it perfectly!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
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  10. Wanda Says:

    Thats a very dramatic sky. My parents were both raised in Oklahoma…Came to CA when my mom was 6 mo. pregnant with me…so I California born and never lived out of the state.

  11. Carletta Says:

    Gorgeous light in this George!
    I’ve been scrolling down this blog too trying to catch up on some of your vacation posts. Beautiful places! I do have a little envy but I’m happy it was such a great trip for you and Betsy.
    I’ve had my Granddaughters for three weeks now and one week to go. Not much blogging going on. 🙂

  12. Rajesh Says:

    Fantastic view of cloudy sky.

  13. bertN Says:

    I enjoy taking pics of clouds like I think you do.

  14. CottonLady Says:

    Awesome sky!! Those clouds are simply beautiful. Great job on the picture, George.

    I have stayed in El Reno many a time when traveling to Iowa. One time there was a tornado close by!

    Got an inch and a half of rain in my part of Texas, so it looks much greener than it had been.

    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings!
    CottonLady

  15. MB Says:

    Hey, good eye George. I love clouds and just watching the. Your pic is beautiful. MB

  16. Sandra Says:

    I have heard about how big the sky is out there, this is proof. stunning

  17. Linnea Says:

    Looks like a big storm is on its way! Wow! Great sky. Wish we’d see skies like this in NorCal.

  18. Pam Says:

    Oklahoma is graced with beautiful skies.. Thanks for sharing the beauty, George.

    be well and happy,
    Pam

  19. Kathy Says:

    What an interesting sky!

  20. Linda G. Says:

    Great definition in those clouds!

  21. Rose Says:

    This is an awesome shot! Clouds like this are one ot the things I really, really enjoy.

  22. Loren Says:

    I sooo wish we could have met you & Betsy when you were here in OK. …. Maybe next time. Looks like maybe a storm in those clouds. We need those to return with lots and lots of rain. 🙂 Thank you so much for your prayers for rain….I can’t wait to see what God does with so many people prayin 🙂

    Great sky shot today !!

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