Thursday, August 27, 2009

Now that Babooshka's back in town - Skywatch

My clouded view

Skywatch


Yep that's right, the teeth are sharpened along with the pen and lens and Ramsey had better look out....Babooshka's back. Her pearly whites are ready to draw those scarlet billows with nevah a trace of red in the aftermath. Isle of Man bigwigs cowering at the thought I may be coming for them (verbally of course) are quaking in their three legged boots. Lets be 'aving ya then. What's been occurring in my absence?


Ah. My absence? That was my little sojourn to the South of France, with purposely a computer free zone. It was of course fabulous. Very hot, laid back, fun, and so relaxing despite the bruised knees. Blame in on the Baltic. Even spending the day photographing St Cyprien Plage for work was not a chore. How could it be. Have you seen that beach! Man alive it's gorgeous. Want to see it? Want to know why the bruised knees? Well not here, you'll just have to wait for my new blog sweeties with a French flavour. Back to Ramsey.


Needless to say we arrived to the tail end of Hurricane Bill. Yes as if it doesn't persist down with water enough here we had to catch the back end of that. Not happy with Bill. Spent a day working sodden through to the bone for a company I should have known better than to work for again. Only for two weeks, but lets just say what a complete bunch of ungrateful, rude, ignorant, incompetent Bankers.



Well the bridge is still swinging, the clouds still rollings, more shops still closing. Same old scene. Stop press exciting news, the Grand Prix, (more motorbikes to you) is here and we have, whoopie doo, a new ice cream parlour. So I do then have something new to show you. In the meantime today is all about the skies and I have somewhere up there on this page my offering of Sky Hill this week or for other skywatchers see here



Thank you all for the lovely emails and comments in my hiatus and forgive my lack of going anywhere near a computer to respond. Time out over and normal service has been resumed. Hand me the soapbox, duck and cover, Babooshka's back in town.

89 comments:

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful clouded view.

Sylvia K said...

Good to see you back, Babooshka! Sounds as though you had a great time and you probably needed it to face the devils that always await our return! Whatever! it's a gorgeous sky full of lovely clouds! Lovely shot as always!

Have a great weekend, try not to get into any trouble -- well, at least not too much.

Sylvia

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshka: That is a beautiful capture of the blue clouded sky.

gogouci said...

Welcome back. Awesome portrait of majestic clouds and big sky.

James said...

You knocked it out of the park, so to speak. Brilliant!

SandyCarlson said...

Ice cream, too? Now that seals perfection.

Great photo!

Virginia said...

Hot Damn! An ice cream parlour springs up to greet you!! That'll make you forget all about France. Yeah , right.
V

AKO said...

I also had a rest from blogs and computers earlier this month and it's a nice thing to just realx for a while. You don't seem to have lost your photographic skills though in the meantime. ;) Wonderful Skywatch photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Welcome back, Babooshka. I imagine the people of Ramsey are indeed quaking in their three boots. Glad you had some time away, I feel your energy. Oh, and I can hardly wait to hear more about the new ice cream parlour. (Nothing THAT exciting has happened in EG for a long while.)

Dagrun said...

Beautiful shot. And yes, the South of France is perfect for hollidays.

Photo Cache said...

You looked and sounded like you had the best time off. And what a wonderful clouded view you shared.

Lynn said...

Beautiful. I love photos with lots of big, interesting clouds.

Torsdag said...

Skies will follow you where ever you are. I send a norwegian sky today.
Have a nice weekend
Hartmut

darsden said...

Beautiful sky and lucky you going to France..

I love the butterfly on the plant too. You have some fabulous pictures.

marley said...

Good to have you back B. Sounds like you had a great trip (I'm not even going to ask about the bruised knees!)

This is such a dramatic sky, great photo to come back with :)

Babooshka said...

V- you have to go to Perpignan.

Marley- I am back but my head and heart mostly definitely are still in France.

Denise said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation and look forward to seeing your photos. Great sky here too.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Welcome back! So sorry about the bankers but I can't feel too overly sorry to a person who just got back from Southern France. ;-)

I went to Spain and Portugal this summer but I had to pay for it!

Looking forward to those pics you've dangled under our noses!

Jacob said...

Impressive photography. Impressive also in an explosive way - like the sky is blowing up!

Carletta said...

These billowing clouds make for a very dramatic sky! Love it!
Welcome back from vacation, now- you go girl!!!
I love the way you write. :)

J Bar said...

Quite ethereal.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Mojo said...

That is straight out of a painting girl. Masterful!

Welcome home!

Gaelyn said...

I know you had a good time and now want to move. Don't blame you for wanting to get away from it all, including the puter. But welcome home and back. It's a beautiful sky.

Brian Miller said...

wow...

Lew said...

Welcome back! Those clouds look like they are streaming from the center of Bill! Looking forward to your pics from France.

alicesg said...

Lovely sky photo. Seems like a storm coming. Seems like it is raining everywhere. Have a nice weekend.

Arlene said...

It looks majestic!

Thanks for sharing and welcome back. :)

Sally in WA said...

You certainly came back with a stunner. I'm glad you enjoyed your computer-free time.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

And the heavens opened up for Babooshka to photograph!

Leif Hagen said...

Outstanding sky photo! Award winning !

sp its come to this... said...

Such a beautiful sky! Keep thinking the clouds are going to move! really nice shot

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very dramatic and beautiful photograph. I love sun rays.

Pietro said...

Beautiful Sky Watch shot!
Glad you had a pleasant vacation in France. For me, this year just some trips to the mountains!

Cloudia said...

This Cloud-ia can only say:

"W O W"



Aloha-

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Rajesh said...

Gorgeous view.

Guy D said...

I love those clouds, fantastic shot as always.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Anne said...

This was just a stunning sky watch.

luna miranda said...

quite dramatic clouds you have. looking forward to your South of France photos.:P

Firefly said...

Awesome sky. Very striking clouds.

Bibi said...

Welcome back! Part of me is also eternally in France.

Camilla :) said...

Beautiful sky! It looks like farytale-skies ;)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Ramsay turned on such beautiful, majestic skies for your homecoming! And an ice cream parlour too!
Janice.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hiya and welcome home.....we however are just prparing for our expedition! Catch you in a week! Hopefully ABC is scheduled, keep fingers crossed!

Bestemor Drillo said...

Thanks for your comment!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..just sensational! Cheers-

Regina said...

A great cumulus!

lv2scpbk said...

That sky shot is amazing.

Enigma said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. A wonderful capture. We should all look "up" more often, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Halcyon said...

Another gorgeous sky! Hope your vacation was relaxing and it's not too difficult to get back into the "grind".

Happy Friday!!!

Mo said...

Wow what a welcome back. Those clouds and light are a blockbuster.

syel said...

welcome back! seems like you had a nice 'holiday'! and i like the clouds here!

Anonymous said...

It is good to see you back, even with cloudy skies.

jabblog said...

Welcome back! Your clouds look as though they're rushing away - perhaps in the direction of France?

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely capture, so filled with natures beauty and wonderful cloud formations,

Dewdrop said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderfully relaxing time! Beautiful mixture of clouds there, heavenly. Sorry about Bill invading your holiday time... sigh.

Carver said...

Good to see you back. That's a fantastic shot. So much movement captured. Glad you had a fun vacation.

P-TER said...

Wow !
Beautiful with these clouds ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

April said...

You sound revitalized! Nothing like a nice vacation to get the creative juices flowing. Wonderful picture of the clouds!

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mannanan said...

Back from your holiday's with a BEAUTY.......Keep up the brill work Babooshka.

Small City Scenes said...

Glad you're back and that your teeth were not dulled by sun and sandy beaches.

Fantastic shot too. LOL MB

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Clouds, but beautiful clouds! Where did you run into Bill? I am on the coast of Maine, and I lost track of him after Nova Scotia.

Baruch said...

Awesome sky!

Gail's Man said...

Back to reality with a bump. Nice to know you're returned safely, even with bruised legs. Looking forward to more diatribes about things you can't stand. Glad you found my Robin Hood story funny. Some people might have thought it was real!

Pam said...

Don't take this the wrong way but the more things go wrong for you the better your posts. I laugh so much at your writing. Glad you are back even if you are not.

Dan said...

That is just a great SkyWatch!

Linnea W said...

Looks like those clouds waited especially for your arrival! Welcome back and thanks for the visit...

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, the poor bureaucrats at city hall. Well, the have been put on notice -:)

Welcome home. I'm off on a little scooter adventure next week. Some 2500 miles or so. Should be both fun and refreshing. But, I will take a computer along -:)

magiceye said...

great to have you back! missed your stinging humor and the stunning photographs and of course your words of wisdom on photography!

welcome!

kRiZ cPEc said...

very beautiful~~:)

Tammie Lee said...

Gorgeous photo! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time even if you were not completely appreciated. Welcome home!
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Arija said...

Great, love the definition you have achieved in your shot.

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Boise Diva said...

Welcome back!

AbBy said...

absolutely beautiful shot!

Laurie said...

Glad you're back. This image is a welcome sight from our wildfire smoke skies.

Jim K said...

LOL, welcome back, I can tell you wanted to come back real bad. Great return shot.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

Did you take snaps in the South of France? Well I suppose it wouldn't be appropriate to post them on a site dedicated to Ramsey lol!

Hope the holiday was great for you!
Ciao

Scarlet xx

brattcat said...

Welcome back, Babs. I missed you.

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Tom said...

Welcome back my friend.... :O)

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Frank said...

A grand post marking your return. I can't wait to see some of your holiday adventures and look forward to more Grand Prix.

Thanks for coming back to us. You've been missed but I can tell you're recharged and back at it!!

Ineke said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

Greyscale Territory said...

Superb roll of clouds happening! And welcome back! Great to see you "bristling" again!

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Married to Singaporean said...

I like your sky watch photos. There are so wonderful.

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