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...