SkyWatch Friday: Arizona Skies

The sky above Puerco Pueblo in the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. June 13, 2011.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

There is no doubt that the main attractions of the Petrified Forest National Park are the Painted Desert and the petrified logs.  But the sky is also an attraction, especially on a clear day like it was when we visited in June.  As the day wore on, a few white clouds appeared.  The long, flat cloud in the picture above appeared over Puerco Pueblo, where we saw our first group of petroglyphs.

The Painted Desert south of Newspaper Rock, Petrified Forest National Park. June 13, 2011.

By the time we got past Newspaper Rock, a few smaller wispy clouds put in their appearance.

The Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park. June 13, 2011.

I can’t help but feel that those white clouds in that beautiful blue sky added to the wonderful colors of the Painted Desert.

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17 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Arizona Skies”

  1. Sandra Says:

    the sky is so BIG out there…

  2. Mildred Says:

    Truly beautiful, George.

  3. Tanya Says:

    beautiful! you are in my part of the country now! haven’t seen scenery like that in a long time! this reminds me of my grandparents, they loved this place!

  4. The Incredible Woody Says:

    There is nothing quite like the blue of the skies in the desert. Beautiful!

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I agree with Woody, the blue skies of the desert are like no other! Love the line of white clouds! Superb captures for the day, George! Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. Kim,USA Says:

    These are beautiful shots!! Are these too are taken by Betsy the most perfect photographer for drive by shooting ^_^ Happy weekend!


  7. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots. Looks like somebody has painted the place.

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    These clouds combine with it to look like part of God’s artwork!

  9. Reader Wil Says:

    You are right George : the sky is also very attractive and interesting like the painted desert! Great shots! Have a good weekend, love to Betsy!

  10. Shirley Says:

    As a contrast against the landscape, the sky is an incredibly vivid blue!

  11. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    I’m smiling, because I teach at a school not far from where you took these photos! Truly, this “desolate” place is beautiful country!


    When planets plummet
    And comets careen,
    It’s the strangest sight
    You ever have seen.

    When drunk stars stagger
    And comets collide,
    It’s time to look up
    As you go outside

    To stare at the sky
    Where the strangest sight
    Is the moon-faced thing
    That you see at night.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Menacing Sky

  12. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Yes,the clouds certainly enhance the scene.

  13. Rose Says:

    I so love that cloud in the first one…I hope peopled enlarged these. That made that one really wonderful for me.

  14. Carletta Says:

    These images make me think of when the world was new. It looks like you are looking at a brand new world and it’s beautiful.
    I envy you and yet I’m happy for you and your experiences on this trip.
    Lovely images George!

  15. Loren Says:

    Such a vibrant Blue sky! The clouds certainly make the Blue that much more blue in deed!

    The Desert is stunning isn’t it! I bet it is so wonderful reliving your trip as you post your pics 🙂 Like experiencing the beauty once again!!!

  16. mary Says:

    The skies are gorgeous, but I’ll never learn to like the dry barren desert for very long. Great trip shots!

  17. Audrey Says:

    I took all these photos of Arizona skies. You should look at them!!

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