Thursday, April 28, 2011

Evening Moab Sky

We had some free time in Moab and took a walk just as the sun was setting.
 The golden light was captured by the highest of the red rocks.
 The clouds were white cobblestones on a blue highway.
Kokopeli rushed to take one last ride.



Find more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday,  hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

33 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Martha! I do LOVE the last one! Lovely, lovely skies and clouds! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

katney said...

Kokopelli's bike ride makes me smile.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful evening -- Kokopeli is perfect there isn't he?

I was curious if you had free time built in to the tour -- that would be a necessity for us.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful sculpture in the third photo, Martha. And the light in the first photo is exquisite.

Carver said...

I love the textured skies and the sculpture is great.

Gary said...

Great skies and great bike ride. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jo©o said...

Some queries:
Is that stone structure in your header manmade or natural?
I keep on meaning to ask. It looks like a Giants' rubric cube :-)

And what is that fabulous sculpture on the bike?
1jo.co

Pearl Maple said...

Yes that stone structure is an interesting form, will you tell us more about it one day

Thanks for sharing your photos with Sky Watch Friday

uberrhund said...

Beautiful views of Moab, although I do not think there are any bad views to be had there , so scenic!

Ms. Becky said...

your skies have beautiful drama to them. that second one is extraordinary. have a great weekend.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

I really don´t know which one is more strong and beautiful
congrats
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eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of skywatch shots. The last two are my favorites.

Martha Z said...

1jo.co
Those granite boulders are along our favorite path through our community. They intrigue me and I have taken many photographs of it, this is my favorite.
The sculpture is of Kokopeli, a southwest native American demi-god. It is a popular motif in the southwest and this was on a side street in Moab.

Riet said...

Wonderful shots of those beautiful skies. I love them all

Rajlakshmi said...

I love it when clouds form such shapes. Beautifully captured :D
loved the last one the most.

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clairz said...

I really love that second shot, Martha. So unusual and such great color. I believe that you don't live too far from my grandchildren (they are in Wheatland), so I always think of them looking at the same skies when I see your photos.

Genie said...

Such a great post...I cannot wait for my husband to come in and to share it with him. Your scenic beauty is so different from ours. I love seeing your photos and experiencing the nature from your eyes.

ρομπερτ said...

the sky feels so high to be. beautiful.
please have you all a good friday.


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Kim, USA said...

Amazingly beautiful skies!! Great capture!

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LauraX said...

wonderful series...love kokopeli on the bike!!!

""rare*jonRez"" said...

What can I say? Gorgeous pictures! I love them!


I have a gloomy shot of The Struggling SUN , hope you can visit me as well!

Joyful said...

Lovely colour in the photos and that last shot is so cute.

Fjällripan said...

Bautiful pictures! The second one was amazing :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - like the way the light catches the rocks in the first picture. So many of these types of shot could only be made in the few minutes when the light does that sort of thing - here one minute, gone the next.

Splendid picture.
Stewart M - Australia

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely skies! The third pic makes me smile :)

http://www.tipskeluargaharmonis.com/2011/04/rail-bridge-and-gray-sky.html

Diane AZ said...

Yes, white cobblestones on a blue highway sure describes that gorgeous sky! I love the Kokopeli the bike. :D

Dianne said...

all 3 shots are so wonderful!!
I love the glow on the rocks
and the wispy bits of clouds

Leovi said...

Beautiful skies in all, I love the backlight of the sculpture of the bike.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful pictures--I love the way the light is reflecting on the rocks in the first one, and I love your description of the sky in the second one. The third one is just "fun"!!!! Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful pictures--I love the way the light is reflecting on the rocks in the first one, and I love your description of the sky in the second one. The third one is just "fun"!!!! Mickie :)

blogitse said...

Great pics, amazing clouds, beautiful skies...
'Kokopeli' if you translate that into Finnish it's 'the whole game' :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful skies in these photos, lovely cloud formations. I also enjoyed your recent photos of all those rock formations in the various National Parks, fascinating geology!

Ebie said...

I really love Kokopeli's sculpture.Its a huff and puff for me if I was to ride my bike!

Great timing for the sunset shot.