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11/12/2011 / Janette


Today was Veterans day.  The clouds in the sky were amazing.  They were sweeping and flowing across the horizon. As the sun went down, the values changed and shifted.  As I waited, a little of the gold entered into the clouds, but by the time the sun reached the horizon line, the clouds had shifted. 
Veteran's Day Clouds

Veteran's Day 2011 Sky

When I think of Veteran’s Day, I think of the careful folding of the American flag which was placed on my grandfather’s coffin and then given to my grandmother for a keepsake.  My grandmother always remembered the soldiers on this day each year and would talk about Grandpa Tony and other members of the family who had served this country by going into the service.

The dramatic California skyscape was so beautiful and so transient I wanted to capture its lights and shadows to study and to experience again and again.  Maybe it is because I enjoy painting, but it seems like a miracle that a photograph can capture the nuances of a sweeping skyscape.

SkyscapeBefore we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it.there.         Barbara Walters

The clouds seemed to spread across the sky from a large center axis, rather like that of a wheel. 

I love to watch the clouds.  California must have some of the most stunning skyscapes in the US.

I had hoped to capture the clouds as they changed from white to gold, but the new clouds swept it all away, like a big wave of ocean foam.

                                    The tide flows across the sands, and it is the end of another day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~ Janette


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