Friday, October 22, 2010

Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up--Right?

We've had grey skies for about a week now here in normally sunny Southern California.
Yikes!

This is not good.

We like our sun.

We need our sun.

Whoever took it away, really needs to return it soon.


So what's a Betty to do?

Go out on my usual walk, take my camera, and make the best use of that big grey canvas overhead.

I love this giant tree. I think it likes me too. It waves to me when it's windy.


Sometimes if I'm lucky I get to see a squirrel on these wires.


I am currently fascinated with TV antennas. They are endangered creatures around here. Don't tell HOB, but this may mean a hunting expedition in the future to capture more of these! He's my driver on such trips.


These three are looking for the sun too!
Bet they see it first!


Hope you have blue skies wherever you are!
Have a Happy Weekend!

62 comments:

DrSoosie said...

I don't mind the gray skies. I kind of like them...keeps us pensive. It looks like they inspired you too Betty to take some cool photos. But never fear Betty...I am sure tomorrow will be just another sunny day in So. Cal!!

Sandra said...

Every time I see palm trees, I'm convinced I'm moving to a warmer climate! beautiful shots Betty!

Pat Tillett said...

We have actually had about 10 straight days of rain here. Not all day kind of rain, but stil...
this the OC in SoCal...pulease!

Lourie said...

Still waiting for the sun. But...I am not complaining...I didn't care for the triple digits.

Lora said...

you have the right idea by taking pictures...but i hope the sun returns to you soon :)

Donna B said...

Betty, those photos were spectacular! Here in Nevada, we are entering into our Winter. Everyone thinks it is always hot in Las Vegas, but we only have June, July, August and some times September as our hot months. October through February are COLD, even snow some times. March through May is gorgeous. I always enjoy the rain and cold days. I always feel more inspired.

SquirrelQueen said...

We have had a beautiful sunny week but now the clouds and rain are moving in. Our weekend is going to look a lot like your photos except no palm trees.

The TV antennas are getting rare, it would be interesting to see how many you can find.

Ca88andra said...

Spooky pics with the grey skies! We've had a mixture of grey, blue and white today. Looking forward to blue skies tomorrow.

Ms. Anthropy said...

The last days in the Owl Box, in San Marcos, were rather rainy, too. Very appropriate for the end.

gayle said...

Great idea to take those pictures!! They are great!!

Seams Inspired said...

A. D'Angelo once said, "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

Come to the Southland, Betty. Best sunshine around! :o) Great post! Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday! :o)

June said...

I am in awe of your finding inspiration in cloudy skies. Me, I find.......

Old Kitty said...

oh BB!!! Bring back TV Antennas!!! I absolutely detest my digital freeview black box rubbish thingy cos the signals are so bad I've lost all the channels I used to enjoy with analogue tv!! Boooooo to the black box!!! :-)Bring back analogue!!

Ooooh I love your pumpkin blog pic header!!!!

Grey skies in California?!?!?!?! Jamais!!!

Oh but look how dramatic your pics are!! Wow!!! Hello to your tree and I hope you see lots of squirrels being all dextrous and gymnastic on those wires!!

Bring back the sun!! Take care
x

slommler said...

Me no likey grey skies either!! I need my sun!!!!!
Yes antennas and laundry lines ar stalwarts of the past!! I rigged up a laundry line just to have it and remember.
Ha!
The pics you captured are marvelous. Grey skies or no...well done.
Hugs
SueAnn

Leanne said...

Every once in a while a need a gray day, or two, to help me clear the head. Here's hopping this doesn't last too long for you! (Don't they have "sunshine in a can" at some touristy store there? I remember that as a kid ... my sister went on a class trip and bought sunshine in a can. Can't believe someone came up with that. I always wanted to open the can and see what would happen.)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hope you get your sun back soon.

Thank you for your kind wishes,

Yvonne.

Lisa said...

I think South Carolina took your blue sky. A BIG THANKS!!!!!!! It's beautiful here! Blue Skies and SUNNY!

PS ~ Ya, I think your right about the tree ;) I'd say it likes you.

xoxo, Lisa

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Love the last one! Hope your sun comes back soon.

Daisy said...

I really love the three palm trees shot, Betty. I hope the sun returns to shine on you soon. :)

Jane said...

Hope your skies have cleared for the weekend!

Jane

Parsley said...

That IS unusual! My hubs grew up there and we visit there often. Never see a whole WEEK of gray. Ah well. Go to Disneyland and enjoy anyway.

Oh Sew Good said...

At the risk of sounding somewhat cliche, would you appreciate the sun as much if you didn't have gray skies from time to time? On the other hand, I do know what you mean. We've had gray skies here too and I need my Vitamin D. :)

Out on the prairie said...

It just offers a different light to live in, but have spent an entire week in rain gear. I like it sometimes for macro.It rained 6 hours last night, hope to see some sun for my travels this weekend looking for fall festivals.Starting with a small church for homemade cinnamon rolls.

Leah J. Utas said...

Grey brings out the character of a place.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi BB we expect you needed the rain just as we do. Very nice pictures even w/o blue skies.

Happy Saturday
Madi and Mom

Tracy said...

I love the cloudy days! And the rain!

Ann said...

We have had a combination of weather here which isn't unusual for northwestern pennsylvania. I do see some blue in the sky out my window this morning though so it could be a very promising day.

Gigi said...

I can tell how much that first tree likes you! It's like he posed just for you.

Blue skies here - but chilly. Already missing summer....have a great weekend Betty!

Mellisa Rock said...

It's so grey and gloomy out here - but we are kind of used to the storms passing through.

Catherine said...

Hope your grey skies turn sunny soon Betty and that you get the sun you are seeking! I like your Halloween header ~ cute!

Happy weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Liz said...

Now MY morning is all grey and sad. Thanks a lot, BB! :)

Copyboy said...

Gray skies are ok when you have someone sweet to curl up to.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your sunshine will return - until then, you be the sunshine!

faye said...

A little too sunny here in
G'ville ... and all my photo ops
are in front of the sun, so I will
take your grey skies any day.

Enjoy the weekend rain or shine.!!

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

I love the antenna-hunting idea! So odd that some folks even still use the darn things. Cool idea to nab shots of them before they're extinct.

I'm new here and love the place! I'll be back.

Kazzy said...

Yeah, I remember January getting some clouds and rain, but not other months.

Venassa said...

Grey sky is our October - May weather. Insert very few sunny days here and there.

Joe Cap said...

I would make a comment, but I won't because I usually don't comment on posts that have a ton of comments already, sorry.
But if I WERE to comment, I would mention that you took what would have been a boring situation and made awesome photos with them.
Unfortunately, I can't comment, I'm sorry...

Sarah said...

That's so uncalifornia indeed, but it made me feel better. Where I am now has nothing but grey skies and red maple leaves.

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

I giggled at the tree waving to you!!! Beautiful photos!

Brian said...

Those were all great!!! I really like the header too!

HulaBuns said...

It's been unseasonably warm here and sunny. Perhaps the seasons are confused or states? ;)

Any who, love the pictures - especially the picture of the tree waving to you. Clearly, it does like you.

Brian Miller said...

nice pics...antennas do havea nostalgic place...remember my dad on teh roof adjusting ours...hope the sun finds you!

Reenie said...

I like the sun too, mostly- I'm a summer girl; but grey skies have their charm too.

It is one of my favourite things to do is to sit on the lounge when the sky is grey- watching the 'waving' trees and sip my tea. On days like that, it makes me wish to quit my day-job and make a career out of sight seeing...

... actually, that's everyday- but that's another story :)

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GreatGranny said...

I use indoor antennas for my TV's, no cable. Good post and photos.

Pat said...

Your gray photos are SUPER! And they made me laugh! Thanks!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm ready for some sun too. It's too early for the cool weather here.
Stay warm!

NENSA MOON said...

The three palm looked so gorgeous... Im sure they are the first who see the sun ...
Great shot, BB!

thanks for sharing.
Happy weekend too to you!
nensa

Peggy K said...

"Put on a happy face.
Brush all the clouds and cheer up.
Put on a happy face."

Sure hope I'm not the only one who remembers those lyrics!!
Love the pics, Betty!! You even make grey look good!

Talli Roland said...

Welcome to our London weather! :) That said, today the sky has been brilliantly blue. Hoping you get your blue skies soon!

Jules said...

We've had blue skies so long the rest of the place has turned brown. :) I do love TV antennas too, always fascinated me as a kid :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Theresa Milstein said...

It IS gray where you are. Looks like here, minus the palm trees.

Hope you have sunny skies soon.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

We're experiencing the Indian summer this weekend if we're still allowed to call it that. Beautiful.

Nice to find the beauty in grey skies sometimes as well.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Palm trees with a gray sky background. Now that's unusual. We are having a deluge storm here today in San Francisco so don't feel bad.

Cool Gal said...

Those photos are awesome. I love the images of the trees. Grey skies with palms. Weird and cool all at the same time.

I hope the sun comes out soon. It just makes a person feel better.

Glad to hear your mister is coming home today. I always miss mine so much when he is gone.

Baby Sister said...

Grey skies and rain here too. But I love days like this. :)

Entre Nous said...

Love the pics. I'll take Southern CA. to that familiar odor of rotting leaves and fired up wood stoves heralding the arrival of Fall any day!

Jimmy said...

I love these shots although like you I am ready for our usually sunny weather to return, the moisture has been good but the temps not so good--next week right?

That second shot reminds me of looking right out our front door and the squirrel does run this line also :)

Marlene said...

HEY!!! What happened to my sassy bird in the header?! I want that crazy bird back! PLEASE?! I'll trade you some blue skies!

Velvet Over Steel said...

You sure did make 'gray' skies picture worthy! :-) I esp. love the antenna! Wish I still had one instead of my Dish bill most months. Haha..

Love this! Have a wonderful week!!
Big Hug,
Coreen

Sara said...

I love the Waving Tree! Sounds like it's straight from the pages of Shel Silverstein :)