One of the wonderful things about living in the country, is that you can have undisturbed views on the moon and stars and skies …and clouds. To photograph and paint them, is a major challenge and of course a major delight.

Clouds have each their own atmosphere; a threatening storm, soft and rain filled, stark white agains a cold winter blue sky, grey mists rolling in…then there are the tales they tell; a dragon flying through the air, a ballet dancer in pirouette, a crocodile yawning, an old man smoking his pipe…Who hasn’t stared at the clouds sweeping by while stretched out on a green lawn -lazy after indulging in too  much watermelon – and wondered what goes on up there and beyond.

The first four cloud images were taken at Coin Perdu in Correze. And the last one was taken at the Loire right opposite our home in Montlouis sur Loire, Touraine.

All photos taken with Nikon D70 SLFR and 28-90mm zoomlens.

the explosion

orage 2

…a sunset in April…

sunset in April

…a threatening storm at dusk…

approaching storm at dusk

…sunset and airoplane lines…

sunset with airoplane lines

…a sunset on the river Loire across our home in Montlouis sur Loire…

sunset on the Loire

An entry for Sundaystills – clouds.


24 responses

  1. love the countyside, too! watching the clouds is priceless! captivating shots, good job!

    August 16, 2009 at 5:52 am

  2. what beautiful colours your clouds are in France. You captured so many gems.

    August 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

  3. This is the first time I’m seeing the country side beauty of france! Amazing views Ronelle! Beautifully done! 😀

    August 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  4. Very nicely done. I like that last shot on the river. Very warm colors.

    August 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

  5. chloe

    😀 awesome; those colours are so vivid

    August 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

  6. All beautiful. Especially like the last one.

    August 16, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  7. Excellent photographs. Beautiful countryside. Nice words as well.

    August 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  8. Very lovely! Your raindrops are amazing as well!

    August 16, 2009 at 3:43 pm

  9. These are all so lovely…
    missing the first one, though

    August 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

  10. oh, how odd, the first one showed up when I clicked on your header to see you previous posts…
    The intensity and depth of whiteness in the ‘explosion’ clouds is breathtaking.

    August 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

  11. Hi Ronnell, I’m back, your link brought me to a different post and was side tracked.
    I love the explosive shots of the clouds at different times of the day.

    August 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm

  12. P.S. Sorry, I misspelled your name Ronell.

    August 16, 2009 at 6:48 pm

  13. I love living in the country, too. Your photos captured the beauty wonderfully.


    August 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

  14. Thanks for visiting!

    No problem Ebie…my name is spelled many ways!

    I apologize for the problems here today…links that don’t work, photo’s not posted. I hope it is all fixed. please let me know if there is still a crinkle somewhere!

    August 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

  15. Beautiful cloud photos! The French countryside is magnificent!

    August 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

  16. Awesome photos Ronelle! I love that first one, great title.
    I am going to have to have a go at this myself, thanks for the link.

    August 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm

  17. Just beautiful! Love the first one!

    August 17, 2009 at 2:40 am

  18. The last one is really spectacular! 🙂

    August 17, 2009 at 3:22 am

  19. What beautiful and vivid colors in your photos! So lovely.

    August 17, 2009 at 3:23 am

  20. Beautiful pictures. Clouds are amazing.

    August 17, 2009 at 4:10 am

  21. Ed

    Great selections!!!

    August 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

  22. They are great.
    Can I have two favourites? The one with the aeroplane lines. And the one form the river.
    I haven’t seen enough of France!

    August 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  23. beautiful cloud pictures, you’ve managed to get a great range of different skies and colours 🙂

    p.s thank you for your comment on my recent blog post ❤

    August 18, 2009 at 1:41 am

  24. Gorgeous photos!

    August 20, 2009 at 2:42 am

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