Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dramatic Skies


I was with a group of friends on Sunday attending a reunion at a good friend's house in Queen Creek Arizona (about 30 miles south east of Phoenix).  Our friend's house sits on a mountain side with a wide view of the cities below in all directions.  It was a cold and dreary day with layer after layer of dark clouds scooting by all day long.  On the way home we were treated to some spectacular cloud formations set aflame by the setting sun.  We stopped several times to jump out of the car to get some shots before they were all gone.

A big Happy Birthday to my sister Pam in Missouri.  Have a great day!

24 comments:

Kate said...

It's a beautiful photo, Sharon!

Kate said...

PS. I hope that your sister has a happy, happy day!!

Kathy said...

I always loved chasing the desert skies.

Teresa said...

Those skies look familiar! Ha, ha.....

brattcat said...

Happy Birthday from Vermont, Pam.

Karl said...

For me they aren't sooo dramatic, but very beautiful!

villa said...

With all my affection, I wish you the magic of Christmas lights you and help you achieve your dreams.

From Salamanca ... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It was a delightful gathering, and the ride back was accented by nice views of the sunset. i enjoyed Julie stopping the car while driving for you to get a photo, as there have been so many times that I have been driving and (always gladly) stop the car for Julie to get out and take a photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Clouds can make such a difference to a sunset, beautiful capture Sharon. Very happy birthday to your sister Pam.

EG Wow said...

Very pretty!

Jarart said...

Very nice!
We had a colorful sunrise this morning.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so breathtaking

glenda said...

Spectacular sky.

Choppography said...

You really nailed a great sunset here. I love the layers in the sky and the silhouetted backdrop.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I took the garbage cans out late yesterday afternoon and had to get the camera and take some shots from my driveway. Good clouds around Mingus with color from the setting sun.

RedPat said...

Fabulous catch!

Lowell said...

I like the way the mountains are silhouetted in the sky! It's funny, but you really need some clouds to get the best sunsets! Like this!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to your sister, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Jack said...

You get GREAT skies out there, Sharon.

Happy birthday to Sharon's sister!

Regina K said...

Beautiful sunset!

Magpie said...

A perfect Arizona sunset.
That Pam has at least two great sisters. :)

Witness said...

wow!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's a stunning view!

JM said...

Simply gorgeous! Great capture.