Thursday, 30 April 2009

Skywatch Friday and True Colours Thursday

I'm combining two memes in today's post, although both fit in with Skywatch.



I'm a bit late for True Colours, it's rainbow this week and I didn't think I had anything suitable to post but then I remembered this shot. It was taken a couple of summers ago when we camped at Shiel Bridge. We weren't alone, at least a million midges kept us company. As we stood admiring the view out over the Five Sisters of Kintail, we watched the rain cloud sweeping up the loch, bringing the rainbow(s) with it. And probably a million more midges.

To see more rainbows, go on over to Blue's blog.




We're now into May so it's quite fitting that this sunset was taken in that month, albeit a few years ago now. It's taken from our back garden, looking over the houses to a glimpse of the sea. I haven't altered the image, this is just how it looked.

Visit Skywatch Friday for more glorious skies.

45 comments:

Russ said...

Incredible colors! Happy SWF!

Glennis said...

Both shots are remarkable, I always like rainbows.

kazu said...

Beautiful colors and sky.
You can see a rainbow,and it's lucky.
Great photos!

Kess And Her Mama said...

How fitting. The colour of the sky is amazing!

Ann said...

Beautiful rainbow shot.

Aileni said...

A classic Rainbow - might be a painting it is so well composed.
I think I would frame that one.

jabblog said...

That is glorious! Makes my heart sing.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God - that is just the most incredible picture of the sky!!! Absolutely beautiful.

Hsin-Yi (Honey's owner)

Pyatshaw said...

Wonderful photos, as usual!

Jo said...

I agree with Aleni; I'd frame that photograph of the rainbow. It is beautiful. I love your sunset as well.

Avril said...

Rainbow photo is .. wow .. beautiful!! and the other one is also ... wow - beautiful fiery colours !!

Lindab said...

Oh these Moray Firth sunsets! How I miss them.

Daryl said...

Oh fabulous ..

Vicky said...

I love rainbows, great capture! I also have rainbows in my last skywatch post.

btw,I like your doggy photos too.

Have a blessed weekend!

Checkers said...

Gorgeous photos as is always the case with you!

Amber and Nala said...

Beautiful shots! We just had a gorgeous rainbow here a couple of days ago. :)

Nala & Amber

Dot O said...

OMG, I cannot believe your photos!!! Forget about even attempting to try to top these! They are amazing. Your colors are so vivid!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Nicky at Dughalmor is such a sweet person and her posts are so much fun!

I'll be adding you to my blog list so I can stay on top of your photos.

I see you work in a vet's office. What do you tell your patients whose 8 week old pups are chewing the daylights out of everyone and everything!!! I just got back from the store with yet another chew toy in hopes of moving her fixation from our fingers, ears, feet, and arms to a supposedly "fun" chew toy! Yikes - I forgot about how puppyhood is!

Gennasus said...

Dot - nice to meet you! Oh the joys of puppyhood!! You'd forgotten just how hard it is, hadn't you?!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Both are beautiful shots. I especially like that rainbow one though.. that is gorgeous. :-)

RockstarJen said...

you have such a great eye! i love seeing the doggies (boy, i've been so busy, it's great to catch up), but your other shots are just beautiful.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Fantastic rainbow!

Andrea said...

These photos are simply OUTSTANDING! Wonderful colours! You have a true gift with the camera. :)

magiceye said...

absolutely stunning images!

Bim said...

Two stunning shots - the first one I think is a perfect composition!

Thomgib said...

Just remember who bought you the camera! XXXXX

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful rainbow and scenery.

Ebie said...

OMG! The rainbow is so beautiful. I hardly see them here (city girl). Both photos are great!

Jan said...

Both of these shots are fantastic. Great job.

aurinkoinen blogi =) said...

beautiful photos!thank you once visited a village home pages! Now is the molten lakes here in Finland:)

thorgun said...

Wery nice photos, like Rainbows, in the sky and i music. ;)
Long time since I went to Scotland....

Pearl Maple said...

You have so many beautiful photos on your blog site but catching rainbows like that sure is a lucky find. Thank you for sharing with all the sky watch friday fans, it is a stunning view.

Kitty said...

Those clouds are like a giant flower - breathtaking colours! Did you go to the end of the rainbow? I HATE midges - they can wreck a good day (and a good night's sleep!)

Dogbert said...

This rainbow's landscape is amazing. Rainbows make fantastic scene,

Ana said...

Thanks for visiting my swf post and comment. Your shots are amazing. And blog is perfect. See you.

J said...

Splendiferous shots! Your dogs are absolutely adorable too, and very well photographed.

Maria said...

Thank you for your visit on my blog! I just enjoyed your pictures and I had to smile a lot when I read your sentence "Jana hates being a vizsla lamp". The poor dog :)))
Have a nice week and greetings from Austria!

Thomgib said...

36 comments Must be a record! Well done "wifey" Oh ! it's 37 now!

Esther Garvi said...

Rainbows are soooo beautiful! I haven't seen one in a long time, now that I come to think of it. We're still waiting for the season's first rain, so until then perhaps? :-)

Claire said...

wow! those colors are incredible.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful!!

Guy D said...

These shots are excellent, bravo!

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

J Bar said...

Both great. Rainbow shots are so hard to capture and the sunset colours are awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Different places, different countries ...all are giving away beautiful and spectacular skies in their own time. The first picture above is more designed to show off a lovely woman's contour (mountains). And the sunset is marvellously pinky.

Audun said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Breathtaking!