Friday, July 31, 2009

Puffy Cloud and Gum Tree Skywatch


I was at Graceville last weekend taking pictures of kids passing parcels, pulling ropes, eating doughnuts (see monday's post), blowing out candles and having all sorts of fun when my lens got distracted upward. Suddenly I was the only parent pointing their lens at the sky. I ended up moving away from the crowd, camera still attached to tilted face, so I could get a better view. There may have been sideways glances from other parents as I staggered into the road... Sometimes it's nice not to explain.

Gum Trees (aka Eucalyptus Trees) are all over Australia. DID YOU KNOW there are over 700 different species and most of them call Australia home? Don't ask me what this one is. Sing out if you know. Koala bears live in gum trees in this area although in the 4 years I've been here I've not seen one in the wild. Apparently we keep knocking down the trees to build housing estates.

But this is a Skywatch post so what about the sky? What caught my eye was the wispy high stuff and then the single big puff off cotton wool below moving gently in the breeze. Luckily I didn't collide with any passing cars.

More skies posted today on blogs around the world can be seen at Skywatch Friday.

10 comments:

Babooshka said...

Have to confess to being clueless on the trees, but not anymore. Excellent composition.

Michele- Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

I really did not know that there were over 700 spieces!!! WOOW!
What a beautiful photo... what a tremendous sky to have beside this wonderful tree.

J Bar said...

That's a great combination of clouds. I really like this shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Annie said...

That was certainly a great shot Cara..to put up with the stares...just be careful of the traffic though!

Gaelyn said...

The puffy clouds mimic the leaf clusters. Very nice shot, even if other parents think you crazy.

Tara R. said...

Beautiful capture. The composition of this shot is wonderful.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun photo for Sky Watch Friday, thanks for adding to our views from all over.

Danton said...

Beautiful fluffy cloud sailing by the gum tree.

Mo said...

Didn't know there were that many varieties. Love the summer clouds

Arija said...

A super sky, so well captured! I love those flat packed clouds set off by the cumulus.

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