Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cotton Ball Sky

Some cotton balls appeared in our usually gray skies a few days ago.
And some leaves on the birch tree.
Wait! Those aren't leaves, they're birds waiting their turn to attack the feeder.
See more beautiful skies at Sky Watch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

31 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Pretty sky you have out in the valley. We haven't seen the blue of the sky in days :)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely cotton ball clouds and lovely skies and I love all the birds in the tree! Great shots, Martha! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Interesting cloud formations.
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Diane AZ said...

The clouds look like a cozy crocheted blanket and I adore those living ornaments in the tree.

Lindz said...

very beautiful formation of cotton balls cloud

Bill S. said...

Talk about a load of cottonballs - you won't need to purchase any for applying makeup. Great shots.

Guy D said...

I love those puffy clouds Martha, great pics as always.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Mike said...

Lovely cloud shapes :)
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Tara R. said...

Very intriguing cloud formations. Lovely capture.

Barb said...

Looks like you stacked the cotton just for the photo, Martha - did you also invite the birds?

Carolyn Ford said...

How fun it is to see birds trying to hide in the trees! What a nice treetop scene beneath a beautiful fluffy sky!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful cotton ball photo! Love the birdies too!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sky shots of wonderful cloud formations.

ρομπερτ said...

Providing depth to the sky, beautiful clouds.
Hope your weather isn't too cold and that one has enough cotton close by.
A wonderful Friday for all of you.

itsnotjustapicture said...

so like the cotton ball clouds in your world...they are quite lovely. and like your capture of the birdies awaiting their turn at your feeder ;0

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love the cotton balls but the leaves made me laugh.

Paulie said...

I captured some cotton ball clouds this past summer with my camera! I was beginning to think you needed new glasses as I could see the birds. . . lol I had to re-read that about the leaves in selective places. . . lol

Linda Reeder said...

Great sky shots. The clouds look so soft and benign.

fredamans said...

beautiful cottonball clouds

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Ebie said...

Those cotton balls are larger than what I have! the birds are really camouflaged as leaves. Great patience taking the photos.

P.S. We have storm watch tonight with winds at 30 mph.

Noelle said...

I love the little birds at the tips of the tree branches. I also love cotton ball clouds...

Marites said...

love those cotton ball skies :) Am amazed how those birds stay on the tips of the tree branches. Really great captures!

Happy Skywatching!

JOE TODD said...

Amazing all the shapes and colors one can see in the sky and sometimes they line up just right

kbreints said...

Oh lovely clouds!!

Serendipity said...

Very pretty clouds!

Maria said...

Love the birdies... So nice of them to pose in the tree for you like that ;o)
My feeder's been quiet these days... Wonder what's up? I hope nothing "big" spoofed them!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Maria

Gaelyn said...

Those fluffy cotton ball clouds sure beat the grey. The birds look like ornaments.

Owlfarmer said...

As you well know, I'm a sucker for trees-against-the-sky shots. These are great. The birds look like the cedar waxwings that were gathered in the trees around here the other day. In winter they like to flock together and poop all over your lawn furniture. Have a great weekend, Martha.

storyteller said...

Pretty ;-)
I miss my cotton ball skies lately!
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Nice, really nice!

Celeste said...

What polite birds you have Martha, waiting in line for their turn at the feeder :)