Sky Watching

We have been living here in Sierra Vista for almost a year now (October 3rd will be one year) and one of the things that I like most about living here is the sky. I’ve always been a sky watcher and the wide open spaces here really make sky watching so much easier. Last week I posted a picture of the clouds obscuring the mountain behind our house. The very next day I took this picture:

Huachuca Mountains

It is almost as if you could just reach up and grab one of those clouds! I never get tired of watching the interplay of the clouds with the distant mountains, either obscuring them or casting interesting shadows. And when there are no clouds, the sky is a beautiful blue. Arizonians like to claim the blue sky for their own, but I’ve noticed the same pride in their blue skies by North Carolinians, Alabamians and Floridians.

Here are some more “sky” pictures that I’ve taken in the year we’ve been here:

The Mustangs

The Mustangs, from the Sonoita side (west side), November 2009

Box Canyon

Box Canyon, between Sonoita and Green Valley, November 2009

Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Watching the Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, near Elfrida, January 2010

Huachuca Mountains

West side of the Huachuca Mountains, May 2010


  1. Roberta

    Wow, I really like your new look. Very bright and fresh. Great pictures, too.

    • Colleen

      I am trying some new themes. Wanted to use the one you are using for Wild About Ants, but I can’t make it work. Very frustrating. I want one that has the option to change the pics on the title and that has a little more options than this one. Hopefully I’ll get time today to try to figure out why the atahaulpa theme won’t work. Oh, and the Title Header flower picture was taken at the part we went to back in April in Tucson!

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