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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WEIRD WEDNESDAY

Today I'll show you several pictures I took of strange things in the sky over the Central Highlands of Arizona.

The first couple may not be "in focus".

Blame it on the Catalyst.



This first one is a fuzzy pink cloud blob as sunset was nearing one recent day.

I think it kind of looks like a cotton ball.

If cotton balls were pink.

Or orange.

Oh well, onward.


These are the Black Hills of Arizona, underneath a colorful but stormy looking sky.

And, yes, they really are called the Black Hills, just like the much more famous ones in South Dakota, though I don't think most people around here actually call them that.

More likely Mingus Mountain, which is really kind of a misnomer because that's only one peak in the range, which also includes Windchute Mountain.

And maybe others.

(See what I learned from reading maps?)

At any rate, Mingus is the highest point at a little over 7,800 feet.

My friend, Tim (Timmer), who lives in Colorado, would call that a hill.

But there's a great view of the Verde Valley from the top.

And there's a take-off ramp for daredevils who fly hang gliders down to the valley below.

But back to the pictures.

This next one is even in focus.


Well, it's sort of in focus.

I love this type of sky.

Do you know what it's called?



Everybody from Bing Crosby to Willy Nelson has recorded this song but I've always been partial to the guy who wrote it (with Jack Brooks).

Have a nice day.

8 comments:

  1. Nice even if some are a little fuzzy.

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  2. Great stuff Bruce, as always....

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  3. My sons favorite book as a tyke was "Wacky Wednesday." Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Nice sky shots. And thanks for the tune by our old home boy Hoagy. We used to see a lot of those skies back in Indiana.

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  5. I've never heard it called a "buttermilk sky." I'd have called it a "shepherd sky" because it looks like a flock of sheep.

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  6. Didn't see such beautiful skies last week in Indiana but glad to be reminded of Hoagy's brilliant songwriting

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  7. And how about "Am I blue" from Hoagy?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1vJ2Z8aI0

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  8. One feels so light listening to the music and watching the clouds.

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