20 November, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY from Stuart's Draft, Virginia


Went to dinner last Saturday at the Eidelweiss Restaurant just outside Staunton, Virginia and some 8 miles from Stuart's Draft, Virginia. Had a wonderful dinner of schweinshaxe and shared a dessert of bread pudding with my husband. Leaving the restaurant I noticed the sky was spectacular and changing quickly as a storm was coming in. This photograph is untouched and was taken just outside Stuart's Draft. I thought the cloud formations and colors unbelievable.
Enjoy. Click on it to enlarge...

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46 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

what stunning colours, that is such a neat photo.

Gill in Canada

Guy D said...

Simply magnificent shot. Thanks for posting. Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Alan said...

Very pretty. Wonderful colors.

thebirdersreport said...

Unbelievable colors. The purple, blue and oranges are absolutely smashing! My wife is German and would surely love that restaurant. It would save her some cooking (even though she loves to cook German food... mmmm, I can taste the sweet 'n sour cabbage right now).

Pea in a Pod said...

WOW! That is a breathtaking shot!~

Mine is, HERE. See yah!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, Erin, that's spectacular. Sounds like a good dinner.

Louise said...

What an incredible sky! I'm glad your dinner finished when it did. You are right, both the color and cloud formations just take my breath away.

Ruth said...

Those colours are amazing! Glad you were able to capture the moment and share it with us

Dewdrop said...

It looks incredible! I love it when the underbelly of the sky lights up with all the color and has all that texture. Amazing! Glad you had your camera handy!

Afanja said...

That's an amazing sky!
The combination of the colours wonderful.
Thanks for sharing this one, it brightens up a grey and wet day.

Carletta said...

This is a stunning image! The colors are wonderful.

Stuart's Draft, Staunton, the restaurant.
For 30 years we drove between Chesapeake, Va and West Virginia. We have relatives in Staunton and to this day I usually see the sign for the restaurant. Small world.
Glad you stopped by my blog.

Geoff said...

An amazing vibrant array of colours offered. Good shot.

Bradley Myers said...

Great photo, the colors are great and I love country shots.

Catherine said...

It looks like a lava flow! Unbelievable, sure. Only Nature can cteate such gem.
I wish you a "Good life in Virginia"....from Paris

Maalie said...

Wow! What a fantastic sky! It looks as if there might be a storm brewing there!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

that is so pretty! we've had similar skies lately, but the indigo clouds have not been so prominent

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a fabulous shot - the colours are remarkable.

Thanks for your kind comments at mine.

A

Maria said...

You are right, the colours and cloud formations are breath taking!
Great!
Happy SWF!

Titania said...

Yes, this is a magnificent picture. I love the penciled trees in the back and around all this colours. What a drama sky!
Thank you for stopping by my SW.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous....happy skywatch :)

bookbabie said...

That is one excellent sky!

April said...

What a fantastic sky - all those beautiful colors! Great photo!

John said...

Amazing sky capture!

Jim said...

You found a very nice and unusual sky for your picture. I'm wondering if it stormed where you were.
We had contrast didn't we, mine is soooooo peaceful. I'm glad you liked it. Thank you.
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Bestemor Aud said...

Yes, indeed! This was mighty! Can feel the storm coming. Beautiful blue an red/orange!

Susie of Arabia said...

A truly stunning Skywatch photo! It is spectacular!
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napaboaniya said...

A dramatic and beautiful sky shot :)

Gardenia said...

The perspective is terrific. Great SWF pic!

Max-e said...

Very nice sunset. Always good to sieze the moment

Ladynred said...

This is awesome shot. love it. Thanks for the visit.

Kay said...

The colors in those clouds are just incredible. Very beautiful capture for Sky Watch. Have a great weekend.

dreameyce said...

WOW! Awesome sky! Thanks for sharing :)

Naturegirl said...

Simply beautiful I can imagine how you felt standing under this sky!Best I can do is enlarge it!Great SWF entry!

MedaM said...

Fantastic shot, indeed!The color and cloud formations just look spectacular!

Rambling Woods said...

Wow..that is beautiful..what a sky. Thank you so much for visiting my SW...

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Hyde DP said...

That is indeed a truly stunning sky - don;t think i've seen a sunset with quite so much blue in it.

LOUISE said...

I think this skywatch is one of the best I have ever seen. So dramatic and such a fantastic photo. x

Lily Hydrangea said...

awesome skywatch! very very beautiful.

indicaspecies said...

A spectacular shot ..wow!

Cori said...

I love the colors in your picture. Good job.

The Tile Lady said...

Stunning Photograph! Great Skywatch Friday!
Marie

Mo said...

A beautiful sky to follow a delicious meal.

MedaM said...

This is really spectacular photo and wonderful colours of the sky with building clouds.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

WOW!

ramosforestenvironment.com said...

Beautiful sky colors.

shaker said...

Great shot !