Friday, June 15, 2012

Skywatch Friday, season 5, episode 49

All but the last two pictures in this week's Skywatch Friday post were taken near Victoria, BC, where we enjoyed a little holiday last week.

On Wednesday afternoon, June 6th, this was the view..  
as we looked over Oak Bay, BC,
just a short drive outside Victoria.
On Thursday, June 7th, I wandered through Beacon Hill Park and explored a few unfamiliar streets as I walked back to where we were staying.  I was a bit surprised to find myself by Royal BC Museum
but took advantage of the moment to capture some mottled skies behind this totem pole.  
The next day, I took this picture of a clock on Cook Street, just before we drove to Witty's Lagoon.  I liked the powder blue skies behind it, but in fact, the weather was quite unstable. 
As we drove, there were moments of raindrops, some all out showers, 
and some bright blue patches too.
By the time we arrived, the rain had stopped..
and the view at low tide..
seemed to stretch forever.
Behind me, a couple of tree branches caught my eye on a two-toned background.
As we were driving back to Victoria, I tried to capture this cloud through the truck window, hoping to show the silver lining of Milton's Comus (1634).  It came out more like a white lining but I enjoyed the attempt. 
"Was I deceiv'd, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?"
On Sunday morning, we walked through Beacon Hill Park one more time, before heading to the ferry and back to Vancouver.  As we came over the top of the hill, the mountains across Juan de Fuca Strait.. 
were mirage-like.
Back in Vancouver again, I took these clouds two days ago over False Creek .
And last evening, just before we saw the play, London Assurance, at Jericho Playhouse, Bill suggested I take a picture of the clouds behind these lights in a ballpark across from the theatre. 
Those were the notable skies in my week.  For other skies from around the world, be sure to check out Skywatch Friday.


  1. Nice skies. The light we saw over the strait was pretty eerie. I'm reading a book about a war in the future, and it was a bit unnerving. One time when we were flying over the test area, we saw a ship burning. We didn't know if we should report it, but we went ahead. My guess is that they do strange stuff out there regularly. - Margy

  2. What a beautiful trip and images of the sky. So very nice.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It gave me a chance to come over here and meet you.

    All the best,

  3. I like the photo through the windshield, as even through the rain the vista looks so wide open and free. What fun it seems to be when you three head out in all kinds of traffic under changing skies to the next adventure. :)

  4. Changing skies like ours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. What dramatic skies! Lovely...

  6. Stunning captures of sky, land, water, nature.

  7. The sky is gorgeous in all these shots and I love the scenery too.

  8. You captured some great clouds. I like the one through the window with the rain and the one you tried to capture the silver lining.
    Thanks for visiting me and your nice comments.

  9. Such changeable skies. Many remind me of watercolors. BC has such a beautiful landscape.

  10. Stunning captures. Love all the photos.

  11. How utterly gorgeous, this part of the world. Thanks for these vibrant, beautiful images.

  12. Nice pictures from a great trip and images of the sky.


  13. Some very interesting cloud formations, and even a bit of blue. Really liked the views of tree and clock looking up into the sky. Thanks for the history on sliver lining too.

  14. What wonderful captures of skies, textures and contrasts. Nice images from your trip.