Archive for the ‘Clouds’ Category

Sunny cloudy day

So this is the type of picture I usually get at night, which I like but for some reason, I was able to get it in the evening. I love how the sun is sort of blurred out by the clouds.

I think that the tree there, which unfortunately is dead now, also gives the picture a sort of eerie look to it. Back in the day, in the fall, that tree always looked so amazing when the leaves turned orange.

In fact, I have a great picture of the tree in the fall, where it was a bright orange and the tree in our yard (which is now gone) was a beautiful yellow. I’ll have to dig it out now that I transferred all of the pictures off my phone to a flashdrive.

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Green Librarian

Clouds in a creek

I think this was the first picture I took today and one where I didn’t even look in the viewfinder. I didn’t look at the picture I had until after I got home. It’s a reflection of the clouds overhead in the creek. I was actually just focused on heading down into the creek because the water was so low.

Like I’ve said before, I love reflective pictures. I love in this picture how the reflection of the clouds are surrounded by the creek bed. The contrast between the rocks and the water is awesome, at least to me. I never really know which pictures I’m going to like until I get home.

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Green Librarian

Early evening sky

So tonight’s picture is the first one I’ve posted in quite some time in which I took with my phone instead of my camera. Of course that’s because I was out running errands instead of on one of my picture taking adventures.

Only recently have I’ve started taking with my phone again and honestly I think this was a good decision today, which will probably lead to more down the road. I have to admit, ever since I’ve started going on my little adventures, I’ve found myself now keeping an eye out for possible picture, even when I don’t have my camera.

I have to admit, this picture was well worth it. I love the contrast between the clouds and how the rays shine from behind the clouds.

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Green Librarian

Along the Meramec river

For years now, I’ve taken many, many reflective pictures at our cabin up in northern Minnesota, be it of the trees along the lake, the clouds after a storm or of the sun setting at night.

This however, is one of the first I’ve taken along the Meramec river. Nothing like a rainy afternoon to enjoy along the river.

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Green Librarian

Skyline

As you can probably tell, the sky is one of my favorite subjects for taking a picture of and last night we had some storms come through, which usually creates some nice settings and last night was no exception.

For me, this was just a rather simple picture but one that for some reason just one that really caught my eye. It’s looking over the trees in our neighborhood as the storms made their way through the region.

Skyline

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Green Librarian

Sunset in the neighborhood

While I still haven’t gotten any of my pictures uploaded yet on my photography page, maybe this is just the way to go for a while, with all that’s going on. This is the sunset last night from our neighborhood.

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As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always had a fascination with the clouds and the sky. Working where I did for almost fifteen years, until recently, gave me the opportunity to connect with them even more because the library where I worked was on the twenty-second floor.

Turns out one of my sweetest friends just told me, it’s the first day of Spring. So happy Spring Equinox!

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Green Librarian

 

That bright object in the sky

I know there’s this bright object in the sky that I’ve seen before but, these days all I see are clouds. Now don’t get me wrong I love clouds but tonight’s article has this incredible picture of that “object”, otherwise known as the sun.

Tonight’s article is entitled “These Images Show the Sun’s Surface in Greater Detail Than Ever Before” by Dennis Overbye at the New York Times. I just love the picture!

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Green Librarian

My head in the clouds

It’s funny how sometimes when you just don’t have what you’re looking for, if you’re just patient, it will come to you. So this article today, entitled “Take time to look at the clouds“ by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger was definitely worth the wait. In fact, attached to the article was another article entitled “NASA wants people to look at the clouds“ again by Melissa Breyer. Add to the fact that I work in a rather tall building and that I get some amazing views of the clouds, of course I’m going to participate.

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Green Librarian

Cloudy days

Now one of my favorite things to do on any given days, is to do watch the clouds go by. The fact that I work in a tall building, over looking the Mississippi river, makes it even more fun.

That’s what made reading this article, “Take time to look at the clouds” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger, so much fun to read. Just yesterday I took this picture just after the rain cut short my son’s golf tournament, sponsored by St. Louis Arc.

Clouds

Also, if you get the chance, check out the book The Cloudspotter’s Guide by Gavin Pretor-Pinney over on the Cloud Appreciation Society’s website. A great read and one I realized I need to add to my  Green Reading list (which I just did).

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Green Librarian

 

 

 

Fire clouds

So I recently wrote a post entitled Fire & science about the fires in California and mentioned a book I previously read entitled Fire Season by Philip Connors. Well, to follow that up, I recently came across this article entitled “Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames” by Concepcion De Leon in the New York Times that also suggested that book, along with two others. I think I need to add them to my must read list.

Now normally I only post one article but I also came across this article the other day on those California wildfires entitled “California’s wildfires are Spawning ‘Fire’ Clouds by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network.

I may or may not have mentioned it before, but clouds are also one of my favorite topics. Which reminds me I need to look up that book I read on clouds several years ago, that first got me interested in them. I also just checked and found out that it’s not on my Green Reading List, so I need to add it. A librarian’s job is never done.

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Green Librarian