Friday, November 28, 2008

LOOKING UP TO THE NORTH BARRULE- SKYWATCH

It's Friday it must be skywatch. I must be showing you a photo of my favourite place in Ramsey . The Poyll Nature Reserve, along the side of the Sulby River. A wider view though today. Same reflections and fluffy clouds but can you see the North Barrule in the distance, on the right hand side. What is a that though?


North Barrule which overlooks Ramsey. You can actually walk up there if you're feeling energetic.

This image is an archive, Sept. The river has sunken a little but it's still too muddy to actually walk down there without getting your boots sucked onto the mud. I'm pressed for time tonight due to my parnter's busy deadlines, so had to post an image that had been pre scheduled with all the info written.



Of course you can always look around for all the other beauties of the skies.


110 comments:

Maalie said...

Oooh! I would love to spend a day or two exploring that nature reserve! Maybe I should come across the water from my home in Cumbria (I can see I.o.M. on a clear day).

Merisi said...

Great sky image,
and I agree with Maalie:
Wished I were there! :)


"Now wash your hands of all responsibility!" really made me laugh out loud! (Galgenhumor, gallows humour, really!)

Pekka said...

But were is snow? ;-)
Thank`s for visiting at my site.

imac said...

Great reflections in the Sulby, great post.

Neal said...

That is beautiful. I would love to see one large enough to fill my screen.

Ruth said...

Lovely picture. I do enjoy your writing too. I will be off the check out those cartoons.

Bestemor Aud said...

I can see why this is a favourite place! What beauty, and nice weather that you caught so well!
Happy skywatch!

Dragonstar said...

Now that is beautiful!

kjpweb said...

That is the "perfect" landscape shot!
Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Mojo said...

That ought to be on a postcard. What a perfect scene to promote your tourist industry!

bowledover said...

Such a fantastic view. Lovely photography.
Thanks for the session on the rule of three. I am working on it.
Cartoons
1) Great, made me laugh still am.
2 and 3) not so funny.
7) Sharp and to the point, good.
12) Very good.

John said...

Impressive landscape capture!

angela said...

Great landscape and the reflections too. I'll browse the cartoons over the weekend..

penni said...

An elegant shot with wonderful reflections. Nice job!

Jackie said...

The first cartoon was my favourite (the "now wash your hands of all responsibility" especially). No.9 was the other one I liked. Hope that helps :)

Cool picture here too!

Hilary said...

Lovely image.. and that pub below is striking. A place I'd love to explore. Thanks for your visit over at my blog. :)

Namnet said...

Stunning picture. The colours are so vivid. Beautiful nature and photo as well.
I also liked the first cartoon most ("now wash your hands..").
Happy skywatching and have a nice rest of the week:-)

Gill - That British Woman said...

super photo, love the reflection in the water.......

Gill in Canada

marina said...

Awesome shot, like a painting!

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a painting and if I were there, it would certainly be one of my favorite places. Just gorgeous! Thank you!

enitharmon said...

North Barrule? Surely not - you've cleverly patched in a shot of Black Combe!

Are they buy chance related? I think we should be told.

Beautiful picture as ever, anyway.

naturglede said...

That was a greate photo!

babooshka said...

Enitharmon.- It was your shot of Black Combe that reminded me to show the Barrule. They do look like twins

Folks I urge you to take a look at the "Black Coombe" link- see what you think it is spooky.

marley said...

Gorgeous reflection. I've said it before and I'll say it again - it could be a Scottish Loch. Beautiful.

FickleMinded said...

if i live there,it'll definitely my fav place in the world!
great capture!!
My SWF#4

Carver said...

Gorgeous shot. I love how you captured the sky so well and also its reflection. As always a very interesting post too. I enjoyed all of the cartoons so I fear I'm not much help. I think any of them would be good submissions so my input isn't very useful.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

The mirror of the sky... Wonderful photo !

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful image for Sky Watch Friday, every looks so fresh. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous photo. I love the reflection.

Sharon

Darla said...

So pretty, love the green doesn't look like fall at all.

April said...

Beautiful view of the mountain from the nature reserve! The sky and reflection are lovely. Interesting about the name change. Great photo and post!

Marie said...

I'd love to hike there:-))) The landscape is fabulous.

kml said...

Wow - the reflection is most beautiful!!

brad, boston said...

LB,

Genius photography. What can I say!

Tabib said...

Beautiful Riverscape , excellent!

luna miranda said...

what a relaxing scenery...beautiful reflection.

Virginia said...

Nice peaceful scene. Much more lush than around here now.
Will check out G's stuff. YOu know i don't
"get" some of the British political stuff but
will give it a go.
V

Snapshutter said...

What a gorgeous setting Baboosh.

On the cartoons I find number one a bit serious but very applicable, especially the sink, number 7 funny especially Angela, and number 8 quite representative of repub sentiment on this mess.

Jim said...

Very nice, Babbs. It just can't get much prettier than this.
I did go the BBC page about Gary. I went to his YouTube, things are great there, every scene.
Question, is Brown ever in good graces over there?

Happy SkyWatching, thank you for peeking at my signs. The "W" is for Whataburger, a fast food chain here in the South U.S. that I like.
We skipped your Macdonald's but did get a pizza and Coca Cola Lite at the 'Texas Chicken, Pizza & Kebab House.' The pizza was really good.
..

Rakesh Vanamali said...

This picture is a marvel! it is my dream to base myself at a place such as this, far far away from the madness of a chaotic city!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a shot...love the reflection. thanks for sharing this beautiful photo with us.

Olivier said...

magnifique ce ciel et son reflet.

Lana Gramlich said...

That photo's just awesome. Not just the sky, either. The whole thing. Just lovely. So lush & beautiful. Intriguing. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent--supurb. Grand capture. MB

Hope said...

Just stunning! The clouds are my favorite....well, really, the whole photo is!

ilanadavita said...

Nice one with great reflection and clouds.

Sandradb said...

Great nature indeed and fantastic reflection on the water - thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Suzanne said...

A wonderful photo and I really like the cloud reflection in the water. Your water looks like glass.
Happy SWF.

Suz Broughton said...

Another amazing shot from you.

Guy D said...

This shot is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Bernie Krausse said...

Looks like a beautiful and peaceful nature reserve to visit.

lisasarsfield said...

I can see why you like this place! It looks so peaceful and clean. The sky is fantastic too ofcourse:)

magiceye said...

love this

Thank you so much for your concern and good wishes.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Chuck Pefley said...

Lovely image of a lovely spot. I'll try to take a peek at the funny stuff tomorrow :)

Greyscale Territory said...

That roll of cloud looks intensely dramatic! Like pondering deep thoughts before acting! Great contrast with the serene landscape below!

Müge said...

This is the most beautiful SWF photo I've seen today dear Babooshka! This place seems like a little paradise!

Inkivääri said...

How beautiful!

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Amazing picture! love the reflexion in the water! Happy SWF:)

bintang said...

Oh my!
That fluffy cloud are amazing..
I must visit here often, you're photo are marvelous :)

Thanks for stopping by my SWF earlier

Mo said...

What a wonderful place to blow the cobwebs away. How do you get your landscapes so crisp?

Afanja said...

It's a nice and friendly sky and the reflection it wonderful.
Happy skywatch, Babooshka!

Kaye ok said...

The Sulby River looks very special place to be. Greeting and wishes. I like the cartoons.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful spot. I'd like to see a then and now comparison. Always interesting to see what difference the seasons make.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love your photos!And I learn so much reading your posts.

Jim said...

You cant tell its muddy. Looks like a great place to walk.

Olga said...

What a gorgeous place you live in! Love the reflection of the sky in the water.

Mary said...

This is beautiful and I enjoy learning about the Isle of Man.

Torsdag said...

Good to see clear nature and a wunderful sky.

Dan said...

oh man, look at those wonderful puffy clouds floating through the sky. How beautiful!

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Eddie D. said...

That's fabulous!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wonderful enticing shot of a beautiful and peaceful setting. Oh to stroll along the banks and drink in the scene.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!

mannanan said...

Another brilliant picture of a brilliant place. Thanks.

happpilyretiredstoryteller said...

What a gorgeous spot ... makes me want to take a leisurely walk ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Carole said...

No idea about the name, but the photo is marvelous as always.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I can see why this is one of your favorite places in Ramsey!

chrome3d said...

I have a really fresh feeling just by looking at it.

I didn´t "get" many of those UK-centric jokes, but the one that was the funniest for me was republican party as a baby, who destroys the world economy- tower.

Kelly said...

What a stunning shot! Great SWF photo!!

Ms. Hays said...

OMGosh - it's beautiful there! I love the clouds, the water, the mountains, Love it all!!!

Naturegirl said...

This image is one that you see in storie books! Beautiful! A SWF gal that's impressed by this image!

roadgurl5 said...

Beautiful...I so love thick clouds and reflections!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Excellent photo, as always. Makes me want to ride on a boat. Lovely skies, too.

'Let them eat Caviar' (I got it and it was hard hitting) and 'Wonderful thing about Despots' (was shocking and oddly made me laugh) were my favorites in the gallery.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

Geoff said...

Stunning photograph. Vibrant and scenic. An immensely rich photo.

Titania said...

Hi Baboushka, I always love to see Nature Reserves as they are so important. This one is very beautiful. When I arrive at one of my own links, looking up something I say:" Oh c'est moi!"
Cartoons:
First and all are absolutely to the point;
Let them eat Caviar.
Second; Three big parties one big beast;
Third; Conference season;

Digital Flower Pictures said...

What an outstanding picture. I love everything.

This is my first visit here and your photos are great. Excellent eye and technical skills.

Connie said...

Wow, I could look at that all day, beautiful.

Neva said...

I love the reflection in this...a wonderful shot....

laxeylass said...

Never looked better.How do you do it?
Awesome phototography.

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Linda Reeder said...

Thanks for visiting me.
Yours is a beautiful image of a glorious place in nature.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a wonderful capture of the sky at the river. Very well done.

Pam said...

Best yet.

pj said...

You haven't visited me?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! What a lovely scenic spot!!!! Gorgeous capture.

brad, boston said...

LB,

Try smaller photos. You can't blow up thumbs.

TCKK said...

How beautiful!!!!

Denise said...

This has to be one of the prettiest photos on SWF. Stunning scenery.

People with Cameras said...

Wowser, that looks like a postcard, just gorgeous!

raf said...

Babooshka, truly one of your best SWF images! And you have so many!

Mark said...

I can see why this is your favorite place - incredibly beautiful.
lionsmane

Kathiesbirds said...

A Lovely shot,indeed, but I am intrigued by the source and meaning of that word. I hope you can ferret it out and inform us.

shaker said...

Great reflections !

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful shot and great reflections!

Arija said...

Your favourite place is so beautiful, I could easily become attatched to it too.
Wouldn't mind a pint in the pub below either!

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Thank you for the comments on my new blog. I appreciate it! Beautiful picture here, love the reflections!

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