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I’m becoming a skywatcher. Who would have thought mid-winter clouds could be so pink without a real sunrise? The cloud was a blanket over the hills. The cold snow under the blanket was turning blue.

What struck me was the contrast between the pink cloud and the cool blue snow.

The picture is not touched up. These are the weird colours of the morning sky. That’s why I ran for my camera.

The day turned stormy with a complete blanket of gray clouds scooting past only to be followed by more of the same. High southeast winds did nothing to blow the clouds away and reveal blue sky. Clouds just kept coming. I was surprised the winds were not from the north, so icy were they.

It was a weird day, weatherwise.

Winds SE 52 km (32 mph), gusts of 67 km (42 mph) later in the day.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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34 thoughts on “Skywatcher

  1. Red sky at morning; sailor take warning.
    Pink sky at morning; sailor take a second glance, rub his eyes, and wonder what’s up!

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  2. Wonderful plctures πŸ‘
    Thanks πŸ˜€

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  3. Hi Anneli, you’ve captured it well βœŒπŸ’•

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  4. That is a stunning photo! πŸ™‚ Yes, unusual for this time of year.

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  5. Thanks for reminding me to take time out to look up, Anneli.

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  6. I did not get the picture, I wonder why? But I am sure it is a beautiful one.

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  7. Oops, just got it. It is beautiful, just like I thought!

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  8. I love winter sunrises and sunsets, and the northern light is special. A touch of colour over a sleeping world. Although if I saw a sky that colour, I would also be expecting some lively weather, which it sounds like you had!

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  9. Pink & blue. It looks pretty, but cloudy, windy days can be dreary.

    We had gorgeous, WARM Christmas weather. Sunny and 60 degrees (15c) in Chicago!! The weather is supposed to drop 20 degrees over the weekend and then another 10 next week, which are both pretty average for this time of year.

    Hope you had a nice Christmas.

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  10. Wow! Aren’t you the lucky one with such a warm day in winter?! I’m envious. Our weather was wild but not dreary. Very cold and windy. Let’s you know you’re alive. Still I’d prefer your 15 degrees!
    Christmas was nice but I’m looking forward to winding down.


  11. Amazingly beautiful. You have such a keen eye.

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  12. Aw, not really. These things just happen and they smack me in the face, saying “Run for the camera!”
    Hope you’re having a better day. Time heals.


  13. How beautiful! The layers of color are striking. I love sky watching, from clouds to storms rolling in to sunsets. Best to you, Anneli.

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  14. A strange weather day with a beautiful beginning.

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  15. Glorious sky, Anneli, and you’re right, almost difficult to imagine it’s real, except that the winter skies can have quirky and beautiful days. Loved the scientific details of the wind, from your boating expertise.


  16. I know what you mean, Jet. I could hardly believe it was real either. I had just gotten out of bed and thought at first I was dreaming but I had to get the camera quick, because the light changes so fast, and then I thought it will never show how pink it is. The reds seem to be washed out in sunsets (maybe I need a filter or a different camera setting – amateur, you know), but I was surprised and so lucky to get the colour to show. I’ve never seen a cloud like this before. Anyway, thanks for visiting! Have a great new year.


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