Friday, April 18, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Clouds 'n Roses

It's Skywatch Friday! Check out lots of other overhead scenes at Wigger's World.

Cotton clouds 'n yellow roses were a treat for my camera to shoot last week. The roses are
Lady Banksias, and the Greek Revival architecture is the back view of the antebellum Henderson House. The clouds are cumulus.

32 comments:

dot said...

What a beautiful picture with all those yellow roses!
The fire tower is in Baldwin County on HWY 59. If you ever go to the gulf you might go right by it.
Thanks for your visit.

Paulie said...

Love those roses under that puffy clouds skyline!

BTW, I wonder if you ever saw the movie called Selma, Lord Selma? It is a favorite of mine.

Lilli & Nevada said...

It is so beautiful i love the flowers going up the trellis

Lynette said...

Wonderful photo--I love the roses especially because I've seen some just like them at Miss Eudora Welty's house in Jackson, Mississippi, so I knew even before I scrolled down to read your text just exactly what they are. Nice job!

Kris McCracken said...

The roses look great! It looks like a nice day too.

Snap Catch said...

great catch! In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west, the people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true…. mine’s up too hope you can drop by

Gattina said...

Very beautiful ! Looks like spring !!

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful image, great composition.

Ida said...

What a beautiful scene! :)

Ida

Old Wom Tigley said...

Clouds and Rose... what a beautiful thought that is... one could not ask for more.. thank you.
Tom

quintarantino said...

Love the flowers going up the trellis and found quite amusing how you used words ... "Clouds 'n Roses" seems better than "Guns 'n Roses" ...

The Texican said...

I thought that little trip through Dixie might be just the ticket for some real Rebels and a few curious Yankees. I wrote an acrostic poem about my home state of Mississippi and I thought you might enjoy it since you know what Kudzu is.


MISSISSIPPI

Mighty river, wide, winding,
Indians found you long ago.
Southward moving,
Sultry, steamy,
Into lives, into dreams.
Smell of honeysuckle blooming,
Soft pine breezes, southern drawls.
Ivy, Kudzu, trees entwining,
Pastoral vistas,
Pleasant people,
I will ever hear your call.

Have a blessed week.

babooshka said...

Cotton clouds. I like it. Lovely low shot, with those gorgeous yellow flowers.

SandyCarlson said...

The South offers some spectactular beauty, to be sure!

Champ Townboy said...

Beautiful!! Love it!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch! mine's up too.. its my first entry hope you can drop by.

Rambling Round said...

Thanks for your visits!

Dot, I will have to look for that tower the next time we head to the beach. We drive down from Bay Minette on 59, although sometimes we use the toll bypass.

Paulie, I have seen that movie. It's based on the memories of a couple of little girls during the Civil Rights era. Like most movies, though, it doesn't necessarily follow the book or actual events. Thanks for stopping by!

Lynette, I am not surprised to hear that Lady Banksia roses grow at Eudora Welty's house! This rose grows all over Selma. I also have a young bush in my backyard.

Hi there, Texican! I like your poem! You're a regular cowboy poet.
BTW, check out my June 5, 2007, post about The Kudzu Strangler! It's pure poetry!

Tanya said...

That is absolutely beautiful!

John said...

Beatutiful picture, nice perspective.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I like the title;) Beautiful photo and wonderful flowers.

raf said...

Enjoying learning about Selma through your beautiful blog. Thank you, Ramblin'!

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful scenery and shot.

Dina said...

So peaceful and nice...

Misty Dawn said...

Two beautiful works of nature in the same photo. This is great!

Hope to see your critter photo for Camera-Critters this weekend.

Destitute Rebel said...

Great skywatch picture, love the flowers and the color in the sky.

Alexander said...

Nice flowers. The yellow roses blends really well with the fence and the house behind :)

Have a beautiful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Halcyon said...

Pretty!

magiceye said...

such a pretty sight to behold!

GMG said...

Hi! Beautiful post!
Sorry for this short visit, but this weekend I’m going to take a musical break, and next week I’ll make a very short trip, crossing South Atlantic. I’ll try to catch up with your posts as soon as possible. Meanwhile, leave you with some chocolate champagne truffles at Blogtrotter.
Have a lovely weekend and an excellent week!
Gil

Steve Buser said...

The picture even smells good.

Petunia said...

Beautiful yellow roses:)
Sorry I haven't got the time to visit you earlier.
Have a nice weekend!
Petunia's Sky Watch

Andrée said...

What a gorggeous photo. I know what you mean that that is hard to take: white and yellows are very very difficult for me. You did a great job and I'd love to have all those flowers about.

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