Thursday, March 12, 2009

Skywatch..in Arizona

The moon is high a sure sign that the sun
is setting in the desert of Arizona.
The best sunsets I'm told occur when there are at least
a few high clouds. Bright reds and oranges are filtered
through at the cloud's level.
The moon appears so large that I feel I can reach out
and touch it!
This night I was late in capturing the sunsetting..
by the time I walked to the west location it was over.
I have many opportunities to capture the magnificant sunsets
while vacationing in Scottsdale in the coming weeks.

yellow art creations by Dale Chihuly
light up the desert sky during daylight !
exhibited at
The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
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*NEXT POST I'll show more of Chihuly's expression
of colored glass exhibited for the first time in an outdoor
desert environment.. do check back!
Thank you for skywatching!
To see more world skies click on the
SKYWATCH BADGE on my sidebar

41 comments:

bowledover said...

Lovely Arizona moon shots. Folk law says its a special full moon which helps everyone. fingers crossed.

Babooshka said...

The moon is shimmering it's so eerie.

Bryan said...

Beautiful photos! Hope your vacation is relaxing and full of beautiful sunsets!

Deborah Godin said...

Your photos are just exquisite! You've really captured that high cloud and desert air - I can almost feel it! Oh, that I really could :-)

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Oh my! So Beautiful! :-)

Cameron

Carol said...

Very beautiful...I love the moon shots...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating stuff.
Blessings,Ruth

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What beautiful photos Anna. The first one is outstanding.
I love Dale Chihuly glass exhibits. I got to see him in Chicago several years ago.

beckie said...

Anna, great photos! I love the moon-looks so close. Looking forward to more of Chihuly's work.

Shellmo said...

Arizona is so beautiful thru your eyes!!

Rose said...

Beautiful moon photos, Anna! Looks like you are truly relaxing and enjoying the moment.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

I love Dale Chihuly art! I had a friend who knew him personally, but died of cancer a few years ago. He had been given several exquisite pieces of art by Dale before he died... gave them for charity. Wonderful artiste extraordinaire, and wonderful photos. The art fits into the landscape like a hand in glove. Thank you for sharing.

Susie said...

Beautiful pictures!

Pam Aries said...

Wow! Gorgeous moon! It was so pretty last night!

Connie said...

I love your moon pictures. Nice desert pictures too.

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely sky. Yes the full moon looks so close here too. MB

gemma said...

I saw that moon last night. Wasn't it fabulous? So big on the horizon.

kate smudges said...

How wonderful that you are in Arizona at this time of the year! Your photos are beautiful. I have been enjoying many of the Chihuly glass exhibits at the DBG on Flickr. I love them! It must be great to see them in person.

Enjoy your vacation, Anna!

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful moonshot. It's as if you were very near to the moon! Have a great weekend!

SandyCarlson said...

The moon wants to come down and visit with us. Very beautiful shots!

Pam said...

Beautiful moon shot. I too, love the Arizona desert. I lived there as a child. Your blog is wonderful Thanks for your visit.

Kerri said...

Beautiful shots!! I love seeing your vacation photos!!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Awesome shots of the desert.Beautiful!

Deb said...

I love the moon up above the clouds in your 1st photo, very nice

gone to the dogs said...

Beautiful shots. Enjoy Arizona. Its -15 celcius here in Sunny Newfoundland today.

Mary said...

Oh, the moon rising is so beautiful! I would love to see the desert some day. Your photos really show it's beauty. Enjoy your vacation!

Diane C. said...

Beautiful images! I love how Chihuly's yellow art glass catches the light in the last photo. Happy SWF!

Kahshe Cottager said...

They are all lovely shots, but the first one made me 'ahhhh!!!' when I saw it! Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Dewdrop said...

Wonderful collection of shots here! Love the clouds on the horizon! The moon got passionately red last night from what I heard, but I missed it. I am fascinated by the moon. Your perspective on the terrain shot is terrific!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I've never seen Chihuly's work, only photos, but I believe he must be the most talented sculpture.

Maybe the dry air in Arizona makes the moon look closer.
Marnie

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Glad you are having a good time and your photos convince me that even though I didn't make it to AZ this spring, it's definitely somewhere I want to visit. I hope also you are finding the trip enjoyable and that reminders/memories of your mom bring more happiness than sadness.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

P.S. Uebrigens, sprichst du deutsch? Ich kann mich nicht erinnern!

Hildegarde said...

The top photo is really a marvellous view !! And I thought the yellow things were natural untill I read about the art creations, nice : they fit so well in the environment.

Denise said...

Oh my, those skies are stunning and your photos just beautiful. Arizona is a place I love to visit but don't get the chance to see but rarely. I would love to visit in the spring.

sweet bay said...

Wonderful sky shots. The desert is beautiful isn't it, although certainly in a different way from the Southeast!

MaineBirder said...

Great photography! Love the moon shot.

floreta said...

love that desert scenery. it's such a symbol of quiet solitude for me.

Caprice- said...

Your photos of the desert are beautiful and your kitties are very cute!
I can't wait to see your colored glass pics- I am a huge fan of colored glass and collect Blenko.
Caprice

Wendy said...

Beautiful shots! I can see you are enjoying your vacation.

Mary said...

Anna,

Your photos are wonderful. I especially love the one of the full moon and the desert is something that I've never seen other than in photos or on tv. Enjoy.

Blessings,
Mary

knittnkitten said...

I love cacti!