Thursday, February 13, 2014

Breaking Up Winter

Even though we don't get much winter here in Texas, it has been colder, grayer, and colder longer this season. To splash a little color into my posts, here are some cell phone shots from July 2012 I took on the way to the feed store. (Yes, they're a year and a half old. Perhaps I appreciate them more right now. Back then, it was just hot.) :)






148 comments:

Trollstubben foto said...

I love it.
The summer is best.
Hug from Karin

Brk Trt said...

Beautiful blue Texas skies.
I to enjoy seeing them.

Nancy said...

Your photos bring me hope that Spring will arrive someday! :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely skies, Tex! I love the white puffy clouds and blue sky! They remind me warmer days are coming. Just not too fast!!
Enjoy your day.

Giga said...

Gdy jest szaro na niebie, to takie widoki dają radość oczom. Piekne jest pierwsze zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.
When the sky is gray, that such views give joy eyes. Beautiful Girls is the first picture. Yours.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A reminder that nice days do come, even in winter.

12" locally.

Crissi said...

Beautiful clouds Atmosphere Images!
Nice day
Crissi

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! I don't think I'll be complaining about our Texas heat this summer!

georgettesullins said...

When it's cold, it's cold, and when it's hot, it's hot.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What great scenic views!!! I just mentioned this morning on my blog we finally got some sunshine after weeks of dark, gloom. LOL

Busy Little Chicken said...

Lovely blue skies with fluffy white clouds...I can't wait to see them here instead of rain clouds!! That said, today it is really sunny (but cold) here, not sure how long for though... :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Stunning skies. I always appreciate our travels West...it just seems clouds are closer to the earth and always glorious, just as your shares this day~

magnoliasntea said...

With seven inches of snow on the ground this morning I can really appreciate these gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing!

Arija said...

Yep, there's nothing like a bit of very pretty escapism.

Catherine said...

Beautiful! I could use a little blue sky right now!
Hurry spring!
xo Catherine

Lynn said...

That blue is a dream and you do have huge skies in Texas ;-).

Molly The Wally said...

Love seeing the blue skies. Roll on Spring we say. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

DIMI said...

I love Summer and waiting to come,Tex!Lovely blue skies!Great shots!Have a happy day!
Dimi...

Candy C. said...

How nice to see some green in the depths of winter! This year has certainly been crazy weatherwise. We are supposed to be up into the 80s by the weekend which is waaayy too hot and we really need some rain.

Jacquelineand.... said...

The perfect break from the winter blues!
It's supposed to get into the 50's here next week and I'm actually excited about mud season.

Dianna said...

Those pictures sure look like Texas in summer! (I've been there twice, so I know from experience...) ;)

Dianna said...

Those pictures sure look like Texas in summer! (I've been there twice, so I know from experience...) ;)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

The sun came out here yesterday and it was fantastic! I think everyone is a little grey-sky weary.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

beautiful teasers to us midwesterners and notheasterners that are having uprecidented winters.

in another note: what you Texans call 'feeder' stores we call up here grocery stores or Wendy's, McDonald's, Burger Kings

Julia said...

I love the cotton clouds and the round hay bales. Such deep blue skies. Thanks for the splash of color. We are bracing for another major snow storm.
35 days before spring.
Hugs,
JB

KaHolly said...

We'll have to remember how cold it was when the weather turns so hot!! We've had something like 8 arctic blasts so far with two more in the forecast. Unheard of for these parts!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome clouds. so pretty. i love it when the skies look like little cotton balls every where. so cool!! what a fun time to have the camera. too great!!! ( :

Barbara said...

Gorgeous sky! I'm so tired of gray and grateful the blue has returned here again!

DJan said...

What pretty blue skies with white puffies! I could use a little bit of those skies in my life. Back home again and somehow caught a cold. :-(

Marit Sønstebø said...

Beautiful clouds and sky! It don't looks like winter to me ;-)

Kate said...

Look at that magnificent sky!!

Lynne said...

A treat for me to see your Texas blue sky . . . cloud filled day in 2012!

We are having a heat wave here in Michigan, twenty degrees at seven o'clock this morning! We haven't seen that for several weeks!

S. J. Qualls said...

Beautiful! I, too, am tired of cold and gloom, although this morning the sun is out for a change, the cold is still here..

Sandra said...

now that is a BIG sky also a beautiful sky.. my favorite sky is blue with white puffy clouds, even more than sunrise/sunset...

ladyfi said...

What a lovely feast for the eyes!

Beth said...

The sky is gorgeous in those shots.

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing colorful summer shots. The sky is gorgeous. We are still snowed in but we do have power.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh that beautiful Texas blue sky!!! Love it!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

So far, I've refused to take the "smart phone" leap, but you (and others) sure do get some great photos with yours. These skies are amazing. And I love seeing the hay bales in the fields.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice! Especially today...:)JP

Montanagirl said...

Love the blue skies and hayfields!

Cranberry Morning said...

Hot or not, I'm going to look at those photos and pretend it's 73 degrees - my favorite. :-)

Bill said...

Those shots look very inviting right about now. We haven't seen near enough blue sky this winter.

Primitive Stars said...

So beautiful, fluffy white clouds in the blue sky, instead of fluffy white snow on the ground, Blessings Francine.

Rose said...

I sure do like 'em! They look so good to this old tired of winter eyes! Besides, I just love a sky like that any time of year.

Donna said...

I love those puffy clouds and beautiful blue skies!

parker said...

Seems it's been along time since the days have been like these in your pics. I'm suddenly starting to remember.....Thanks!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Tex! Those are the prettiest clouds I have seen in quite some time!!!! It looks like you could just reach up and grab one!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

It certainly is pleasant to see those blue skies!

Sylvia K said...

Yep, do miss those beautiful blue skies and fluffy clouds!! More rain and gray here, but at least not as cold!!

Jo's World said...

Seems like its been like this,snowy, windy forever. Winter in MN has never been easy, but wow! this one seems to be endless!

Thanks for the glimpse of summer!

Jo

Irma said...

Beautiful blue skies with white clouds.
Here in the Netherlands only rain and no winter.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Superb pictures.. Love it.. Kisses!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Thanks for the sunny pictures! It is sunny here today and supposed to get above freezing! There is hope that is winter will end.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I go to our feed store about once a month. About a week ago I went and spent over $100.00 for wildlife food -- mostly bird seed. It is not as pretty a drive as you got there in Texas, Teresa.

Debbie said...

what a beautiful blue sky!! i just love those puffy white clouds!!

and the fence's!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh sure this winter has been quite unusual for the South... In Dublin, Georgia again freezing weather with snow flurries.
Hugs to you and wish it would look so blue in the sky like in summer!
Mariette

Jeevan said...

Awesome sky watch! Beautiful checking anytime :)

Liz said...

That sky is gorgeous!!

Karen said...

Beautiful scenes! My view right now is snow and grey skies.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The clouds are amazing against the very blue skies.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those clouds look like giant marshmallows in the sky!!

don said...

Thanks for sharing those great summer pictures. Blue skies and fluffy clouds....that's what we need.

Sally said...

Awww, thanks for making this a special morning. Love the clouds, and even though the weather here is not bad, I look forward to days like your photo's. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice color. It's a white out here. We have over a foot - pretty incredible for us, and it's coming down fast!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice color. It's a white out here. We have over a foot - pretty incredible for us, and it's coming down fast!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

These photos, especially the first one is what I love about Texas. When I tell people about my road trips and mention driving through Texas without exception I hear how boring it is and how long it takes to drive through the state. They just don't get it or maybe I just don't have all my groceries packed in the same bag. Thanks for these. Doesn't the phone do a great job?

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful clouds in the blue sky.
Great pictures.
Greetings.

Icy BC said...

Wow..gorgeous blue sky and white cloud!

Mersad said...

Oh boy, those white clouds on that perfect deep blue sky just make these pictures for me

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Gail Dixon said...

I would love to have your cell phone just for the camera. (Not YOUR phone, but one like it) It takes such excellent landscapes! And I love my iPhone, but I don't think the camera is as good as yours.

Terry and Linda said...

Blue skies, nothing but blue skies....how I love blue skies! Way up there!

Lucky you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
*♥´¨) ¸.-´¸.-♥´¨) Happy Valentine’s Day¸.-♥¨) (¸.-` ♥♥´¨

Gillian Olson said...

There is something wonderful about those puffy white summer clouds,

Patty Woodland said...

Blue skies are always extra special in the middle of a grey winter

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Oh thank you for a blue sky and a warm country road!

Laura. M said...

Teresa How wonderful sky ... Here we took a month of heavy rain :((

Ela said...

What a beautiful view of the sky
Greetings

Ela said...

What a beautiful view of the sky
Greetings

Leovi said...

Nice pictures , I love the light of that beautiful sky ! Greetings !

cobie en bas van Es said...

heel mooi,voor dat je het weet is het weer zo ver.

Karen S. said...

I have been following the news, and it seems it's been extreme in most places. But, you surely caught the best sky ever with those cotton candy clouds. Dreamy!

Bob Bushell said...

Love the scenery.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Thanks for a showing us what a nice day really looks like! Green grass, blue skies...ya can't beat that! I've decided I'd take the heat over the cold, and I hate both, but you can get outside at least part of the day during the hottest summers!

karmnik54 said...

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Mina fotostunder said...

Beautiful landscape!

gowestferalwoman said...

I stopped by to say - thank you for posting your "elder" sky photos - we havent seen the sun for a WEEK!

messymimi said...

Looks like a place where my hands would be warm!

Farm Girl said...

I love puffy cloud days.
It looks so pretty and the sky is so blue.

Karen said...

the blue in that sky is incredible!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The sky looks magical with that deep blue and the white clouds hanging in the air. Magic can happen even on a trip to the feed store! :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are gorgeous.Those puffy clouds in the blue sky are the best.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

We could do with some of that warmth over here, we have had rain most days since Jan 1st. Most areas are flooded.



peter


Laura said...

Gorgeous skies!

RedPat said...

That blue sky is wonderful! ;-)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

OMG-look at that color! Yep, I appreciate them more now too:@)

Nancy said...

Thank you Thank you...All I can see today is grey snowy clouds...These shots are beautiful...

Betty Manousos said...

love those fluffy clouds!!

Carole M. said...

blue skies in days of old is fine (and pretty) weather pattern hasn't been too kind of late

Alica said...

Wow! That's a beautiful Texas sky! Thanks for the splash of color on this dreary day!

Angela said...

I love, love, love, love the color of the sky and those clouds! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jan said...

Amazing blue sky - aren't we the luckiest creatures ever to walk this Earth?!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful blue sky! after all the grey weather I really long for the sun and a blue sky :))

Susan said...

Oh the blue sky and cotton ball clouds. So beautiful Theresa!

DeniseinVA said...

Love those skies. They seem to go on forever.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Did you post these to cheer me up? It worked. After 4+ hours of moving snow, I needed a little cheering up.

Munir said...

Oh how I am yearning to see that blue in the sky !
We had fourteen inches of snow today.

LV said...

No matter when these shots were taken, still gorgeous. The sky so bright and clean looking. The puffy white clouds must have bathed it good.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful. Love those puffy white clouds.

Margieb said...

A sight for sore eyes!

Leave It To Davis said...

Hasn't it been terribly cold here this year??!!! Not used to this...think that's why I've been sick since September. Even have asthma...never had it but once in my life...now it's returned. Come on blue skies! It seems we are never satisfied in the moment. I have been doing the same thing...going back and looking at pictures we took in the summer. It seems there is not much worth taking pictures of under these grey drizzly skies!

Willow said...

I have to say those are some fine looking clouds for a Winters day ~ I need to visit Texas ! Actually I did in Texas a few years ... I remember it being 12o degrees in the shade .lol

Kathy said...

Oh, yes, I could certainly do with some of these beautiful blue skies right now. We might actually get some this weekend when we return to our typical Texas weather.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

After a day of looking at nothing but white and winter, your photos are even more beautiful to look at!!

Red said...

Nice blue sky with fluffy white clouds. What's that? a four lane divided highway with no traffic in sight?

Barb Brookbank said...

Wow! gorgeous blue and white. I think we do appreciate our photos more when we look back.

Paula said...

I just keep thinking of how hot and dry it was last summer. we'll be back there before we know it. Beautiful pictures!

Jen said...

And we'll probably get about 2 days of spring before we go straight to way too hot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

And that's why it's good to save pictures for a couple of years at least! (This is a lovely post, but not doing me any good, because I am trying to weed out my archives...too many pictures, not enough labels, can't find anything I want!)

Stephanie said...

Love your sky shots!

Anita said...

BRING BACK SPRING! BRING BACK SPRING! BRING BACK SPRING! lol

More snow today in central Virginia. Actually, I haven't "lost it" and hope that I don't; that I can endure the rest of the cold, cloudy days ahead.

Blue sky, green grass, brown earth... beautiful photos.

Our photos said...

Beautiful sky photos!

Our photos said...

Happy Valentine´s day!

Brian King said...

Nice clouds! I hate hot weather, but I'm looking forward to that kind of sky.

Randy said...

Love that first shot. Makes me want to travel.

Paul said...

My first thought when I saw those puffy clouds was it sure is is nice in Texas compared to here! Then I read your commentary... Can't wait for the warmer weather to come again!

McGuffy Ann said...

I was blessed to be in Texas a couple of times lately! Thanks for the warmth!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tex. Good to see the blue skies and wonderful cloud formations.

Small City Scenes said...

I just love them big puffy clouds in that great blue sky. Nicely done. Summer will be back!!! MB

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wow! Such vibrant blue skies! We are having a brutal winter in MA. Someday I will be living in a southern state since I never want to pick up a shovel again!

Kerri Farley said...

Gorgeous!

Maggid said...

Thank you for saving this day - for now - when we need it most.

Love & Love to YOU!
-g-

Pantherka said...

Heaven and photos are wonderful.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Beautiful blue skies!!

Raggedy Creations said...

Beautiful sky and clouds. Thanks for sharing, I forgot what green grass looked like without piles of snow on it.

Barb said...

Glad you're appreciating them even after the fact! Today there is actually blue sky in Breckenridge, though more snow in the forecast.

pattisjarrett said...

Your warm pictures did the trick, we're up to 60 today!

Melissa said...

Oh, love those high clouds and summer sky! I needed that post :)

Linda R said...

Just look at those blue skies.. And puffy clouds.. So pretty..

Hugs~

Becca said...

These shots are so pretty and yes it looks like warm weather! Those poofy clouds in the sky looks like a sky you see in a painting! Love these!

Brandi said...

You pictures make me really anxious for spring. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

Lynda said...

Your pics are gorgeous and timed well during this winter weather - - - like receiving an unexpected gift of a dozen roses!

Mandy Southgate said...

Hmmm, I think I need a definite lesson in US geography. I don't think I realised you live in Texas. Thank you for this colour splash! I love blue skies and fluffy clouds.

bon bon said...

keep looking up! :D

Joe said...

Beautiful blue sky. We're pretty much been stuck in slate gray clouds for it seems like weeks!!

Anvilcloud said...

I'll get back to you in a month -- maybe -- about winter breaking up. :)

edenhills said...

Oh, blue summer skies and green grass. How I long for warmer temperatures!

Helma said...

In the Netherlands, the little winter though.
Therefore only looking for other fun things to photograph :-)
You skies I find really beautiful to see.
Class!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Thank you for that beautiful 'break'!

~Lindy

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