Monday, 29 December 2014

Friday, 26 December 2014

cloud day #236 27th December 2014



A sky of lavender blue and grey, at times merging, other times a contrast with light blue. Soft evening light.

cloud day #235 26th December 2014



Floating islands, and some grey...accompanied by strong easterlies for the past few days. When oh when will they cease?

cloud day #234 25th December 2014



An evening shot for Christmas Day night...a spectacular sunset, tonight.

cloud day #233 24th December 2014



Lots of white,  the merest glimpse of blue...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Sunday, 21 December 2014

cloud day #230 21st December 2014



Cloudy again, although warm, and at times sunny today, albeit with the typical Auckland 'four seasons in one day' ubiquitous drizzle, as accompaniment.

cloud day #229 20th December 2014


Oh dear, look at this greyness, obliterating the light, like a suffocating blanket!

cloud day #228 19th December 2014


The one thing that makes a Friday better, is a sunny Friday...we are overdue one of these that's for sure. The heat is a surprise coming on the back of grey, drizzly, windy days that were for most part cold.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

cloud day #227 18th December 2014



Ahhh, at last some blue! Not really enough, or sustained, for a feeling of summer, but blue nonetheless, not to be scoffed at that's for sure, after what we have endured the last couple of weeks!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

cloud day #226 17th December 2014



More of the same, but worse what with the constant gale winds knocking baby fruit off the trees and thunder and lightning and rain...the sun was out a couple of hours ago as a tease, and then promptly retreated under the next onslaught of grey...

Monday, 15 December 2014

cloud day #225 16th December 2014



Sigh. The sky is getting same-y now, and everybody is getting cranky because of the infernal unrelenting wind (make that gales). Summer this is not.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Saturday, 13 December 2014

cloud day #223 14th December 2014



Any earlier today, and this would not have been the picture. Cold, blustery strong easterly winds and rain have characterised most of the day until this! If you look closely there is a faint reflection of the rainbow to the left. Magic.

cloud day #222 13th December 2014



Again, lots of cloud although more definition in today's sky. Drizzly and cold.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

cloud day #221 12th December 2014




This must be day four, or five, that we have had these glowering skies with not a peep of sun. It's up there somewhere cos it's darned humid, but there are no rays to bask in, just endless grey/white...

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

cloud day #219 10th December 2014



Yes, that's right, it's summer...an Auckland-style summer, where wall-to-wall sun doesn't happen until we are all back at work...!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

cloud day #217 8th December 2014




A diagonal 'whoosh', as if blown, under force, from a powerful source of propulsion...and background layers for interest ;)

cloud day #216 7th December 2014


There's a lovely warp and weft weave in the sky, like a mini loosely woven square...

cloud day #215 6th December 2014



Blue, and white, does anything else count?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

cloud day #213 4th December 2014



Look at the painterly effects in this shot - the bruising colour in the upper cloud, smudged, with the contrast of the white clouds underneath. Wonderful stuff.

cloud day #212 3rd December 2014



Not a bad day today, nice clouds, some warmth, a promise of calmer weather ahead...

Sunday, 30 November 2014

cloud day #210 1st December 2014


For the first day of December, a stunning vivid blue interspersed with white. Looks lovely up there - on the ground it's a somewhat different story with a cool southwesterly...

Saturday, 29 November 2014

cloud day #209 30th November 2014



If you are interested in making seasons arbitrary, then today is meant to be the last day of spring. Note the heavier clouds on the hills, sitting on top of them actually, and the fine cirrus above, or may be they are broken up cumulus. Dunno. A less wet more sun version of yesterday.

cloud day #208 29th November 2014



The penultimate day of November is cloudy, with a chance of....showers. In other words, typically spring in Auckland with equal amounts of sun and rain and a fair smattering of wind to go with...

Thursday, 27 November 2014

cloud day #207 28th November 2014



I like it when the images produce a 3D effect...these clouds seemingly floating past, almost touchable.

cloud day #206 27th November 2014



Layers of violet, cerulean blue, cornflower, baby blue - there are many descriptions for the hues of blue there are!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

cloud day #205 26th November 2014



More space today, the monotone has broken up, into distinctly different hues of blue and white clouds, thick in places, not-so-thick in others. I prefer this to yesterday's!

Monday, 24 November 2014

cloud day #204 25th November 2014



Another misty sky, mist hanging around the hills making for autumnal vibes. Humid. Not much demarcation in the clouds which invariably signals rain.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

cloud day #203 24th November 2014



This is an atmospheric sky, reminiscent of a London, or San Francisco fog. Except the hills are still visible. There is a fine, light, drizzly spray. Not enough to call rain.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

cloud day #202 23rd November 2014



Cloudless blue, save for a thinly spread line above the hills, bottom right, hovering...

cloud day #201 22nd November 2014



Clouds floating by, a bit of rain around today not that it's evident from this image...

Thursday, 20 November 2014

cloud day #200 21st November 2014

This is a momentous post - number 200. I have made it thus far, and had I realised what a commitment blogs are, I might have thought twice! (and this is just a small one)...


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

cloud day #199 20th November 2014



A purply-blue sky, with upswept wisps and floating cottonwool. What's not to like?

cloud day #198 19th November 2014



Larger fluffs than yesterday, floating away, so close, almost touchable...

Sunday, 16 November 2014

cloud day #196 17th November 2014


Back to cloud, thick cloud, grey and white cloud, rain cloud - no matter which way you look....sigh...

cloud day #195 16th November 2014



A warmer day today, and altogether more friendly. Random non-threatening clouds with blue, yay!

cloud day #194 15th November 2014


Thi image looks as though it ha been done through monochrome, but it hasn't (not knowingly anyway!). A grim day today with rain, wind, stormy.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

cloud day #193 14th November 2014



Thicker, or more cloud evident today, even though it is slightly less rugged weather-wise, to what it has been earlier in the week. Hopefully the southerly will completely disappear by tomorrow ;)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

cloud day #192 13th November 2014



Again, today the sky belies the true state of the weather we are experiencing on the ground. A cold bitter southerly (sort of refreshing) that you wouldn't think possible looking at this sky!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

cloud day #191 12th November 2014


It's been a day of contrasts today. One minute, fast and furious wind and rain - the next, sun. Not especially warm sun unless you are behind glass however. Fabulous clouds here resting atop the hills.

Monday, 10 November 2014

cloud day #190 11th November 2014


In contrast to the last few days, here is a familiar picture! I seem to have posted so many of these of late...get prepared for bad weather!