Snapshot Saturday~December 29

It was a windy, damp and cold day.  Exactly the kind of day I’m hoping to escape when we move to New Mexico.  I was with my best friends Gail and Alice.  They’re leaving today to spend several months in Florida.  I’ve been invited but because of the anticipated (I can’t Wait!!) move to New Mexico this year, I can’t spare the money or the time.  If I accomplish a lot maybe I’ll fly down and drive back with them when the come back in April.

Before leaving however, they both wanted to visit the graves of their Moms.  I completely understand that and I went along in order to have a little more time with them before they leave.

As we were sitting in New St. Mary’s Cemetery  waiting for Alice to come back to the car, I suddenly looked up at the sky.   The entire sky around us looked much like this.  I’m sharing several snapshots because I think they’re worth it.







I love photographing the sky, so if you join in on Snapshot Saturday regularly, you’ll probably be seeing skies from me!

Be sure to check out the other bloggers playing along for Snapshot Saturday by going to At Home With Books. I’m so glad that Alyce over at AHWB has created Snapshot Saturday.  It’s great fun.  You’ll find some great photography and be sure to leave a comment or two.

As always (I fear that I Always say “As Always!”) I’ll be heading to my Weight Watchers meeting early this morning.  I have high hopes for a good result.  As I write this, Ralph and I will be heading to lunch at his sister, Maddie and her husband George’s house.  Maddie is a great supporter of BCDC and I love her for it.  I’m going to do my best to stay on track because I am going for the Gold tomorrow.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Happy Snapshot Saturday!!  Find beauty in everything you see!

38 responses to “Snapshot Saturday~December 29

  1. Lovely sky and so portentous for visiting a cemetery. Here’s Mine

  2. fran, i am so happy for gail and alice, getting to go to florida, aka my natural habitat!! i do hope you get to visit!
    love the photos…i am sure you could do a whole series/collection of amazing sky photos – and you have a skill for capturing beautiful sky pics!
    we got a light dusting of snow overnight. instead of grumbling, i will say how beautiful and crisp it looks outside!

    • Yup, they left very early. Already had one phone call!! I may get to head down when they’re ready to come back. We’ll see. Glad you like the photos! I thought they were very interesting. We’re getting a little snow now. Doesn’t look like it will continue. We’ll see! Have a great weekend, Cathy!

  3. A very moody sky. Lovely photos.

    Happy New Year


  4. Good luck with your goals! Love the sky photos.


  5. Gorgeoous photos. So dramatic!!

  6. I love how you wrote this post… in story format! Very cool and beautiful sky pictures….

  7. Nice photos….you are a good photographer.

    Stop by my blog for a snowy photo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Happy New Year!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

    • Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by. Thank you for the praise as well. I love photography and got a Canon Rebel for Christmas, now I just have to figure it out! 😉 I’ll be checking your photo right now! Please visit again!

  8. Wow I love the sky photo of the clouds! Gorgeous and foreboding, love it!

  9. those are great shots with the grey skies and tree silhouettes. Good luck with your upcoming move! Book Savvy Babe

  10. Lovely photos. I love sky pictures.

  11. Gorgeous pictures, Fran! Trees and sky are my favorite things to photograph!

    Have a happy Saturday. 🙂

  12. I have an extreme dislike of winter in general. It is good for photography though… better lighting and that moody sky you captured.

  13. Gorgeous sky shots! I love clouds. 🙂

  14. A very atmospheric winter sky Fran- hope you are having fun this Christmas- wishing you plenty of good adventures in 2013! 🙂

  15. How wonderful that you get to move to warmer weather! Those are beautiful sky shots!

  16. Love the shots with bare branches in front of such a dramatic sky. Very expressive. Hope your Weight Watchers meeting went well!

  17. When are you planning to move to New Mexico Fran? I hope it’s sooner rather than later…

    Gorgeous pictures…definitely finding such beauty in such a situation is a talent!

    • Thanks, Ameena…I’m just always looking at the sky to find something interesting. We have no set day but Ralph promised me that we would be celebrating Christmas in New Mexico in 2013. The morning after New Year’s Day, I’m up and starting my clearing out process and we’ll go from there. Happy New Year!

  18. The shading in the clouds is beautiful – very atmospheric – nice capture 🙂

  19. Bear With Me…looks like a midwest day to me♫ Happy moving and stay safe in the New Year♥

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