Thursday, 31 July 2014

cloud day #87 31st July 2014

Lovely muted, whispered tones tonight. The clouds look heavier than they actually are, with a Renoir-ish glow...

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

cloud day #86 30th July 2014

A wonderfully vital sky this morning with lots of movement and shadow, light and dark, blue and grey, white and yellow. Milder weather not reflected in the clouds!

Monday, 28 July 2014

cloud day #85 29th July 2014

All cloud, striated, thick-looking, unsure whether I like it or not. I think it looks better 'in person' - less menacing somehow. The day started with promise, lots of blue, but the promise of sunny warmth was unforthcoming unfortunately.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

cloud day #84 28th July 2014

Ha, a wisp of cloud at the top looking somewhat incongruous, although it has companions off to the left peeping around the winter tree. Beautiful ombre blue.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

cloud day #83 27th July 2014

There's a mini mushroom cloud in the centre of the photo, ever so slightly reminiscent of Mururoa and the nuclear testing - but then again, that could be my fevered imagination as I have just finished reading Michael King's 'Death of the Rainbow Warrior'.  It's a soft sky though, for all that...

cloud day #82 26th July 2014

The clouds closest to the camera are slightly threatening and appear overlaid onto the white cotton balls at the back. Lucky for the blue; a reminder that there is a sun!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

cloud day #81 25th July 2014

There is nothing like a tinge of pink reflected in the clouds of the early evening sky to gladden the heart and mind!

cloud day #80 24th July 2014

Like a summer day, the clouds are sparse and friendly in blue...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

cloud day #79 23rd July 2014

A lovely morning with fluffy clouds, crisp, cold, clear, one to savour...

Monday, 21 July 2014

cloud day #78 22nd July 2014

A cold one today, not that the clouds are giving anything away. Again, squally rain today, from a sky such as this...

Sunday, 20 July 2014

cloud day #77 21st July 2014

Some nice fluffy clouds today, although the weather not ve-e-ry reflective of this shot, with alternate squally showers and cool winds.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

cloud day #76 20th July 2014

Better than yesterday and great to see some definite clouds! Grey grey at the bottom, then blue and white above speaking of the promise of some sun? That may be simply wishful thinking ;)

cloud day #75 19th July 2014

Ooh not a nice day today. Cold. Windy. Wet. Never a good combination!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

cloud day #74 18th July 2014

The evidence is above of another glorious day with virtually no cloud save a few wisps...

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

cloud day #73 17th July 2014

Another stunning mid winter day. Again, like yesterday, a crisp southerly breeze is making its presence felt but hardly any cloud. I'm feeling like a weather commentator so I must restrain myself and focus on my purpose!

cloud day #72 16th July 2014

A lovely day today, as evidenced by the sky and friendly clouds. Crisply cold, what I call a 'Taupo day'. Fresh wind from the south, but wonderfully bracing!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

cloud day #71 15th July 2014

The sky, as they say, or would say if they could, tells it all. Not a cloud in sight. Stark contrast to last week's weather shenanigans. No clouds, not that I'm complaining (or not much anyway).

Sunday, 13 July 2014

cloud day #70 14th July 2014

This is the cloud scene for today. While parts of this city of ours experienced fog - in some places all day - it was sunny here, good for us! Lots of different shapes here.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

cloud day #69 13th July 2014

The wind has finally completely gone, until next time, and this morning it was a brilliantly blue sky…until the first shower, that is! The sky and clouds are sporting a lovely hue however so we won't complain…

Friday, 11 July 2014

cloud day #68 12th July 2014

Although the wind has mercifully departed, we are clearly not 'out of the woods' regarding the weather, aka rain, looking at the clouds this morning:

Thursday, 10 July 2014

cloud day #67 11th July 2014

It is entirely possible that the worst is over; but anything is likely! the sky shows some promise, some hope?

cloud day #66 10th July 2014

In the midst of the storm the clouds have a bruised look, far from the monotone grey one might expect...

cloud day #65 9th July 2014

From where I stand, buffeted about by the incredibly strong north easterlies, the clouds in the sky can present in all kinds of ways, ways that do not necessarily reflect the experience of the weather that we 'on the ground' are having! This is Wednesday, a day of amazingly strong winds and driving rain, after a night of the same. I can still glimpse some blue, above the ominous grey….

cloud day #64 8th July 2014

This shot is a little like yesterday's - deceiving. As I am writing this post in hindsight, I know what happened from Tuesday lunchtime - a severe deterioration in the weather! At the time this was taken, we were all still in a state of somewhat blissful ignorance however...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

cloud day #63 7th July 2014

I haven't been on here for two days owing to the weather, so have two days to catch up on which I will do tomorrow. Monday's sky was a harbinger for the week - if only we knew what was in store! Sporadic sun today and no wind but the sky says it all...

Sunday, 6 July 2014

cloud day #62 6th July 2014

Here is today's wonderful shot of cloud. A lot happening in this glowering sky, after a day of intermittent sun.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

cloud day #61 5th July 2014

A lovely, serene sky today, the rain gone (thank goodness)! Look the gradations of blue, from purply cornflower, to oceanic blue, to the lightest baby blue…not to mention the clouds!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

cloud day #60 4th July 2014

An unsettled sky? perhaps not…sun may be on its way and not a moment too soon. In fact, there have moments of warm sun today after a morning of downpour, so lovely to feel it!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

cloud day #59 3rd July 2014

From the photo, there might be gleaned some hope that the weather Auckland has been experiencing will abate…I remain unconvinced knowing how such 'sky innocence' can turn maleficent oh so quickly...

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

cloud day #58 2nd July 2014

Temperatures plummeted a little today, with sporadic hail, wind, beating rain and occasional sunshine.