Have You Seen Clouds Like These?

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Have You Seen Clouds Like These?

Last night my Chris and I went out to buy lottery tickets, our twice weekly contribution to our retirement fund Ha ha. When we were backing out of the local Irving station, Chris noticed some beautiful color in the clouds to our East, and suggested we go a little North, to a grass landing strip on Post Road and see what the sunset might look like up there.

When we got up by the golf course, it became apparent that we needed to get out and take some pictures. There was a cloud bank towards the West. The sun was below the top of the cloud bank, and the exact meteorological or astronomical cause of this phenomena, I do not know, but the edge of the cloud bank was defined by a very fine line of bright orange. Beautiful and out of the ordinary, we felt so very fortunate to witness this AND have a camera.

Cloud Sunset
Cloud Sunset
Cloud Sunset

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Comments (21)

John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

Those are some great pics! Thank you for sharing them!

Jun 19, 2011 06:39 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It is something to see those clouds and the light.  Nice job.

Jun 19, 2011 06:49 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello john, We have not seen clouds like those in nearly a year. If you don't need them you could send them our way. No Rain for over eight months. Even Texas is in a "drought". We are into the "Monsoon season" for over three weeks now and still no rain.

Nice shots, I know what you mean about the retirement fund. LOL

I have been contributing to it for years. LOL

Clint McKie

Jun 19, 2011 10:06 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

John, how wonderful! I try to carry my camera with me at all times for just that very reason!

Jun 19, 2011 11:45 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Beautiful pictures.  Being at the right place at the right time.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 20, 2011 12:39 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Doug - I certainly know about the sunsets in California. They are sooo beautiful!

Hi John - You are welcome! A special sunset is a real treat.

Tim - This was so unique. The camera could not capture the exact color, but I'm thankful we were there for the show.

Jun 20, 2011 01:05 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Breathtaking pictures, John. It is so important to acyc (always carry your camera); you never know what you might see and absolutely need to photograph. BTW, we have the same retirement plan here in Florida :)

Jun 20, 2011 01:30 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those clouds looked like a thunderstorm brewing...  did it rain?

Thanks for sharing!

Jun 20, 2011 01:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, those are some very interesting formations of clouds with interesting edges!    Good thing you had your camera with you to capture this!

Jun 20, 2011 02:00 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Clint - I'll FedEx a few your way. I know ts been pretty dry down there!

Andrea - I have also made it a habit to keep a camera in my car. Always hope the batteries are charged ;)

Richard - "Being at the right place at the right time." When it comes right down to it, nothing beats dumb luck.

Hi Toni - Always a good plan to keep your camera handy! Just like the lottery, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" ~ Wayne Gretzky

Kathleen - There was bit of a light show and a little noise, but it did not rain. We've had our share already this year.

Hi Joan - Sunsets and clouds are like fingerprints - there are no two alike!

Jun 20, 2011 02:51 AM
Judi Boad

Hi John~ Beautiful shots of clouds at sunset!

Hey, maybe it was a sign that you picked winning numbers on your lotto tickets! Now wouldn't that explain those golden hues?

Best regards,

Jun 20, 2011 04:15 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Judi - I like your optimistic approach, but as it turned out, it was not a sign. Oh well, the next drawing will be bigger. That's optimism.

Jun 20, 2011 04:38 AM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Maybe a sign to get in before it rains?  Cool pictures!

Jun 20, 2011 05:51 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hey Chris - Thanks for stopping by. I guess in the end, you were probably right - get in before it rains, but we didn't get it. Mother Nature just wanted to share some art before retiring for the night!

Jun 20, 2011 01:33 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Right place at the right time, John!  What a romantic setting for you and Chris!

Jun 24, 2011 02:00 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon - The image of these clouds was so striking, I was amazed others driving North on Post Road did not stop and stare. These shots were taken right over Rt 95. There was also a deer grazing peacefully along the side of the road, but those shots did not come out. That was a perfect ending of a perfect day for my Chris and me.

Jun 25, 2011 02:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs.  Have a great week and a special holiday weekend.

Blooming for you!

Jun 28, 2011 01:49 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Roy - Thanks for stopping by. Hope you and Dolores have a special holiday weekend too!

Jun 30, 2011 01:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Those are some mighty fine clouds with some silver linings. Hope things are going great in NH for you!

Jul 18, 2011 09:00 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Patricia - I'm sorry to take so long to reply. I somehow missed the notice :-(  Things are going well. Cash offer today from a buyer...I take that back...its all going very well! Hope it is for you too!

Jul 19, 2011 03:01 PM