Thursday, May 6, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Snow storm

May 6, and we woke up to snow on the ground - only about half a inch but it was snow.  I am ready for summer so next week I will be heading for Birmingham, Alabama, for six days.  Not for pleasure, but for work.

This evening after the snow had melted and it was still trying to spit on us, I got this picture of the sun trying to sneak through the clouds as it was setting.


The walk along the Henrys Fork of the Snake River was a great way to end another wild day in Idaho.

View other great pictures of the sky at http://skyley.blogspot.com/

30 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Bill! Very dramatic and gorgeous colors. Hope you have a great trip to Birmingham -- even if it is for work! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful colours Bill. Have a great get-away to Alabama!

J Bar said...

Great colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jo said...

Wow Bill I love this wild sky, and your header! What a bio you have. I will definitely follow your blog. Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog today.

Gaelyn said...

Bummer about the snow, but that photo is stunning. Looks like the sky is falling. Have fun and enjoy the warmer weather in AL.

Hildred and Charles said...

Unusually beautiful photo - the colours are so dramatic.

Idaho Birder said...

Here in the Boise foothills we've been getting falling snow (nothing that sticks for long), hail, and rain mixed with gorgeous sunshine followed by high winds. Crazy wild weather in Idaho!

Sunny said...

Simply amazing colors. Have a safe trip.
Sunny :)

Melusine said...

Awesome! The colours are so beautiful :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

What a divine sky!

Jan
GDP

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: Colorful capture under the storm.

studio lolo said...

snow in May...that's just wrong!
But look at the stunning photo that came out of it ;)

Leenie said...

At least May snow doesn't hang around too long. Just raises the need for antidepressants. Have fun in Dixie.

Gwendolyn L said...

Beautiful SkyWatch photo. Wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful deep color in your Idaho sky. You should get your fix of summer in Alabama! (If work lets you outside of the A-C bldgs.)

Regina said...

Beautiful and amazing sky!
Happy SWF and weekend.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Wonderful colours Bill.

And enjoy some warmth in Alabama!

DaveABirding said...

We woke to snow in Colorado this monring as well. Made a great backdrop with the blue skies for the warbler fallout it created. Enjoy safe travels.

Shirleyanne said...

Wow, Snow again Bill! It's quite chilly here at the moment in the UK.
Also looking forward to sunnier days!
Have a good trip, eventhough it's work. Love the photo!

Jann said...

Gorgeous photo...same amt of snow here too yesterday AM, UGH. Funny you're going to Alabama...we may move there next year, AL or FL. Hope you enjoy your trip!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous capture, glad that snow isn't here. Have a great trip!

mountain.mama said...

I hope you don't swoon from the heat in Alabama! It's a shock to the system to change so fast. We went to B'ham two years ago and they were having a drought. Weirdest thing ever was to see everything brown instead of green. I think they are green again now.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What vivid colours Bill. You are so blessed with many great images in your open sky country... Wow, snow in May, I cannot imagine. Enjoy your journey to Alabama, hoping along with business, you can get in some photo fun~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Snow in May????? Yipes!!!!!! Beautiful picture though, Bill.... We're home from the beach and I'll post tomorrow. Have a wonderful day.
Betsy

Janie said...

Beautiful light in your photo. Hope you have time for some fun in Alabama.

Chris said...

Beautiful picture Bill. The contrast is terrific!

Joie Moring said...

the blue sky is letting loose...how beautiful to capture such a glorious moment.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohw cut it out already mother earth. Snow?! It's spring for godsack. But hey it did give you and us this wonderful picture to drewl on....
Have a happy time soon Bill.
Hugs D.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Bill, I thought you were only going to be away for one week...maybe I am wrong. Hope you are doing alright, miss your beautiful entries~ Blessings~ Mary

Aaron and Kalle said...

Mr. Schiess I was blog hopping and found yours. Wow what beautiful pictures you have captured. I really miss all the beautiful scenery found in Southeastern Idaho. I have a hard time leaving each time I am home to visit. Thank you for your time spent to share your pictues.

Kalle Zirker-Reynolds