Friday, April 24, 2009

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY .... OF ROADWORKS- SKYWATCH

Gone with the traffic cones


Skywatch


Well Fiddle- dee-dee it's that time of year I hate here. No not Gone with the Wind sky days. I never mind those. No it's the dreaded roadworks. Argh! Not just one road, I mean the whole island goes into some sort of free fall of little men(well they look small stuck in holes in the road) digging and drilling holes, on top of pot holes, only to resurface those same holes! An infestation of traffic cones is upon us and we will soon become cone world for the next month or so. What these cones are actually guarding is not always clear, but they are breeding daily. Why? All for the Isle of Man TT, you know those super fast motorbikes whizzing past like great balls of fire I photograph(Motoaction magazine exclusives) like a lunatic. Love the TT, HATE the roadworks.



Skywaych I know the image. Off at tangents again and a diatribe. Just had to get that whinge out the way after being stuck on a new(dead posh it is) bus that went on a very strange detour today. I'm sure the driver was lost. What can I say it's have a guess where? Of course it's the nature reserve, ah but it's a totally new tree for you. Really. Always liked the angle of this, just waiting for a suitable sky for that kind of image I wanted, well set of images. Expect to see this tree a lot under a range of skies. Afterall, I can almost see it from my back window. Now, I may never have to leave the house again if I can just get onto the roof.... Nah! I think my cover may well and truly be blown with the neighbours.


Skywatch watchers can be found here. Many thanks to Dot for the inspirational idea, Tom for the first caretaking and the My world gang for looking after skywatch now.


Btw. We finally got to see the Watchman after I complained on this blog about the cinema on the island not showing it and not catering to all tastes and not showing a wide enough range of films. It was I am happy to say(Wednesday night Babooshka saw it, in case you were there) a full house. We won. It was screened, and it was well worth the wait. Pester Power works, don't give up, afterall tomorrow is another day.


Now beam me up for Star Trek after the Laxey Blues Festival. Gotta go.

96 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Oh what a glorious photograph.

Sorry for your inconvenience. I think you're govt is taking good care of your island.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

I really liked your skywatch contribution today. Looks like "Trolls". Have a nice(r) day tomorrow!

Dave said...

Nice one B. on the Watchman. Good for you.

John said...

Fabulous shot! Love the silhouette.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photo.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

Clueless in Boston said...

Now that's some magenta sky! Magenta sky at night sailor's delight, magenta sky in morning sailors take warning; doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

J Bar said...

Great colour.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

James said...

I love the color, Frame it. it's great!

mononeil said...

Wonderful colour (Purple) sky. Nice one.
Roadworks never heard of such a thing! In your dreams.

marley said...

I always enjoy your post but this one is a corker - fantastic SWF photo, a little moan, taste of things to come, and winning ways!

Anonymous said...

It looks like two bogey men escaping with a bag full of traffic cones.

Martha said...

You are in a purple mood, two in a row. I do like them both. Summer grows cones in the USA as well as sure as spring brings daffodils.

barb said...

A lovely silhouette backed by a rose-colored sky and puffs of purple pillows.

Pester Power is sorely underrated!

judi said...

Loverly color Caused by .. dust?
whatever it is nice. Sorry you are suffering cone issues.. I always manage to mow over a few when I pass.. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Fantastic sky! Congratulations!
Léia :-)

Babooshka said...

Judi- Don't tell everyone it's only dirty dust particles in the sky ssh! We call them Manx Fairy Dust particles. Sounds far more magical.

Guy D said...

Nothing like purple skies, purple rain perhaps?

Awesome shot
Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

mannanan said...

Cracking photo Babooshka as normal. I have a theory...These traffic cones you're on about I'm sure they breed in the old cafe / museum at Bungalow and the Manx Faeries come out under the secret of nightand move them about the island.....Well that's what I think as they are bloody everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Magic

B Squared said...

Boy, if you squint just a little, there are all kinds of things and people in this shot.

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful purple sky. I'm glad you got to see the Watchman : )

alicesg said...

Lovely photo, the sky over here your part of the world is so colourful. Never see such sky over here. Have a nice weekend.

susieofarabia said...

I love the way you always match your photos to your font colors! So cool!!!

Denise said...

Gorgeous sky, incredible color and love that tree; great photo!!! and my commiserations on the roadworks. It appears world-wide we cannot get away from them.

Denise said...

Gorgeous sky, incredible color and love that tree; great photo!!! and my commiserations on the roadworks. It appears world-wide we cannot get away from them.

SandyCarlson said...

Though I am thousands of miles from where you are, I feel your pain. Know it so well.

I like this photo so very much. As if three angels are sitting down (why stand?) to pray for the end of road works.

erin said...

indeed it is a gone with the wind sky ;)
love it.
have a wonderful weekend despite the roadworks projects.

Carver said...

Sorry about the road issue.

That's an incredible shot. Surely there are goblins hidden out of view. For that matter the shapes on the left of the main tree towards the right have a goblin feel to them.

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful sky. Hate roadwork.

Indrani said...

Too bad the road issue. The sky shot is beautiful with a lovely color.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

We can always count on Babooshka for a dramatic Skywatch Friday! Now surely a little hobit resides in this tree!

Virginia said...

Hairy Pink Monsters. Gotta love 'em.
Thanks for the Frenchie shots. I shared them with W. :)
V

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I don't think I've ever seen a sky that color before! Amazing!
And what a fascinating tree, too!

Great captures!

~Lisa

napaboaniya said...

Lovely! I love that color of the sky :)

Vic said...

a somewhat gloomy sky but i loved it! :)

chrome3d said...

Very enjoyable goth mood here. the pink really makes it something else. It´s like a reversed version of one of my fave album covers, The Church-Seance, seen here: http://3.music.bigpond-images.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/421/XXL/Seance2.jpg

Hilary said...

Dramatic or what! Those trees are amazing. They look like they should be walking - on Doctor Who or something.

laxeylass said...

Laxey always comes to a standstill from what I recall. I also recall the reserve when it was desolate. Haunting sky.

Olivier said...

une couleur violette superbe, qui donne une belle ombre

beautiful purple color, which gives a nice shadow

vincibene said...

Fantastic colour of the sky and interesting silhouettes of the trees.

RuneE said...

No roadworks in your Sky, Thanks Heaven for that!

PS Thank you for the nice comments :-)

Pam said...

Watching the Watchman has stopped you watching the skies-thank god. Heavenly.

Pam said...

We are booked for the TT.

Nat@London Calling said...

That sky is a fantastic colour.

pantteri, Finland said...

Amazing color in the sky. Happy Weekend!

Mo said...

Feels like that here too. It is treacherous going out these days. You jump on a bus and it becomes a mystery tour. Detours dont actually mean they will put you anywhere you know or that remotely ties in with the normal route. Ho hum. Love the skywatch. Very easy to see how the Isle developed fairies, withces and the like. These trees look like they could step out and scare you at anytime.

Reader Wil said...

Roadworks! I know all about them! See my "that's My World" post of a few weeks ago! Fortunately nothing lasts for ever. Your photo is great! Have a wonderful weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo for sky watch friday with all kinds of interesting shapes outlined in vibrant colour.

Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: The road less traveled is where you got your colored captured. You would like to travel with the beam, so much easier.

Jack and Joann said...

I agree with Laughing Orca Ranch in that I've never seen a sky that color. And that tree is eery, eery.

Jim said...

That shade is wonderful.

Cath said...

Fabulous shot! Love the colour on it. Excellent.
Glad you got a response at the cinema at last! And hopefully you'll dodge the cones for now...

Pop over and see mine - my blog doesn't update because of being private, but anyone wanting an invite - just email me to get one.

syel said...

purple, what a lovely colour in the sky! i haven't seen watchmen though.

Stine ♥ said...

Beautiful silhouettes and purple sky!

Small City Scenes said...

Purple is as purple does. Purplisious! MB

Adrienne in Ohio said...

What an unusual colored sky! I love silhouette photos, and this is stunning!

NovaS said...

inspite of what happen, i still enjoyed your SWF, its gorgeous

Mine’s here:
HISTORY of SUPERNOVA and SWEETPAINANGELS IN MY LIFEThanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi B. It's so spooky.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous sky! I love the shape of the trees against it. Makes for a very pleasing shot. I will be happy to see more skies behind them. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Mojo said...

Incredible image Babs. Just incredible. The tree's the perfect foil for that purple sky. Just marvelous!

bowledover said...

Lovely capture you have shared with us.Great SWF stuff.
I think I can see two figures in the two trees to the left.
Sympathy regards the cloned cones and disruption. May TT soon be Ta Ta.

imac said...

What a wonderful colour to your sky.

Fancy A give-away? then pop to
http://imac-photosfromthemindseye.blogspot.com

Lisa Wilson said...

Love that color!! Glad you finally got to see Watchmen. Will you see Back Door Slam at the blues festival? I hope they come back to Telluride this September for ours.

Anna said...

Oh wow this is one beautiful sky photo. Unusual. Anna :)

Carraol said...

Beautiful purple haze.

Dan said...

A stunning pic today. Love the color and mood.

Pouty Lips said...

I saw a soldier carrying a huge rifle on his back. Great post.

Halcyon said...

Simply gorgeous! You really have the best skies.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Yes I can well imagine that as much fun as it is, the TT is also a pain in the arse for the locals!

Beautiful pink sky.

Tarolino said...

Purple is the theme for this week?
Looks like a sky were witches and warlocks come out of every nook and cranny to scare the wits out of ordinary mortals. Be honest, did you alter the colours of this image? Sky is never really that kind of colour, or is it?

Babooshka said...

Taralino- No alterarions. It's all to do with camera setting on manual and long exposure times. Auto would just bleach the colour. We do get very purple skies here, which is why most of my skywatch are a purple hue. We rarely get orange and I'm always amazed when I see those.

Taz said...

Any ideas where to stay for TT Laxey or Douglas? A post would be appreciated. Very pretty.

laura said...

Lovely photograph. Great color!

Andrea said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

Love that purple sky! How cool!

mountain.mama said...

Lucky you, we don't get purple skies much. The light is very harsh.

I'm wondering how the picture of the tree would have turned out if you had been willing to get up on the roof!

Lew said...

Love the tree and sky! And I commiserate with you on the road works. We have events in the Washington, DC area that close roads numerous times during a year. The IMF meets - close some streets; inauguration - close all the streets downtown; marathon - close a hodgepodge of streets! In any case, soon and you can have fun photographing the TT and hopefully make a few quid as well.

Sam said...

We get orange. Nice silhouette.

Sam said...

We get orange. Nice silhouette

Bim said...

I'm late, so everything has been said already...but I, too, love the light, the tree, the angle. Fabulous Picture.

Bergson said...

i like this color
i thinks to see some ghosts

jabblog said...

Glorious! Quite spooky though - looks as though they might morph into fairy-tale witches at any moment.

Wren said...

How lucky to live near a nature reserve, and such a photogenic tree. Even if you did have to endure traffic torture, you had a reward for your suffering. BTW, here in Michigan, we say there are two seasons: winter, and construction.

Happily Retired Gal said...

STUNNING colors in this sky!
Hugs and blessings,

Mike said...

Very effective, with all the ivy cover :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic

Gail's Man said...

Another great photo. The first two trees from the left look like soldiers walking through the scrub. Especially the middle one, with the rounded helmet top & rucksack.

Did you take a photo of the new trendy bus?

kRiZ cPEc said...

have fun in the festival!

Sam said...

Spooky twists of branches.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Road works are happening here too. We had the perfect winter for creating pot holes so many roads are extremely bumpy.

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

I thinks to see some Ghosts too : )
Fab Foto, Doll! xoxo.

kim said...

I see ghosts ans goblins

Kit said...

Wow, gorgeous color! Like lavender orchids.

And thank you for stopping by blog. :)
Kit

Anonymous said...

Wow!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. LOVE the colors.

Anonymous said...

HI 5

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin