Thursday, January 8, 2009

What a difference two minutes make

These first two photos were taken just forty-eight hours ago, give or take two minutes.
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Looking out the window from the kitchen, my husband told me I should go out and see the sunset. The kitchen window looks east. By the time I grabbed the camera and got out the door, this is what I saw looking east over the neighbor's roof.
And two minutes later, it had faded to this.
Looking southwest, where the sun was actually going down, the glorious color lasted a bit longer and spread farther.
Twenty four hours later, the shades had just a bit less pink and a bit more yellow to them.

What am I seeing outside as this posts?

14 comments:

Cloudia said...

Awesome Skies. today's winner for sure! Aloha-

david mcmahon said...

That's a stunning range of colours. And yes, you should see how quickly skies change colour here in Australia.

Lew/Linnea W said...

Wow. Lucky you to see such beautiful skies. I love the cloud formations, too. Quite stunning indeed! Happy SWF!

Photo Cache said...

Dramatic skies. Hello from California.

inlandempiregirl said...

We do have beautiful skies in our cold,snowy, icy, slushy, rainy, flooding state don't we? I hope your weather is okay. We didn't have a quick thaw though so we are doing okay. Only one late start day... nothing like Spokane.

Connie said...

It makes a fantastic different. Nice pictures.

PERBS said...

911 . . . yes, I want to report a fire. . . address? . . . the sky by Kathy's home!

Just gorgeous!

No sunsets visible here -- too many clouds.

Lew said...

Beautiful! And sometimes the best view of a sunset is to the east. We've seen the news coverage of the Seattle area flooding. I hope the Yakima is behaving itself.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

in the trhird and fifth pictures, there are posts sticking up, what are they growing there, will it be grapes or apples.
I posted some pics of new posts in the ground next to my house here in Oliver for grapes to be planted
The snow has started to melt at last around here

Gattina said...

Very beautiful ! I also noticed that I can assist to beautiful sunsets here from my window I had never payed attention to it before Skywatch !

Arija said...

The sky sure changes quickly. Tonight i hotographed a sunset that was an allrouder too.
Great shots, espacially that flaming red one.

imac said...

You certainly captured these well - my friend.

Dewdrop said...

Oh wow! That third shot is stunning. What an amazing sky you had. Your husband was right to bring it to your attention. Thank him for us, will you?

Mary said...

Wow...very dramatic colors!