Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ole Buttermilk Sky



Here's a real corny oldie to sing while you visit SkyWatch sites and look at beautiful skies.




Ole buttermilk sky
Can't you see my little donkey and me

We're as happy as a Christmas tree
Headed for the one I love

Ole buttermilk sky
Don't fail me when I'm needin' you most
Hang a moon above her hitching post
Hitch me to the one I love.

~ lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael




Buttermilk sky above a glassy Rock River between Byron and Rockford



My neighbors to the west have white rail paddock fences. They stand out beautifully in front of the autumn colored maples.

70 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

Stunning shots...The 'Blood Moon' or 'Hunter's' moon, is Wed.Oct 27. I assume blood is associated with the hunting aspect.

sharon

perennialgardener said...

Those are million dollar views you have Marnie. I love the color of those trees against the blue sky & the white fencing. :)

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's.
Take care

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Marnie. I really miss all the brilliant crimson and flame orange colors I was used to seeing growing up on the East Coast. Here in the west, we have a lot of yellow and just a smattering of other colors (or so it seems to me).

Migs CFL fan said...

Stunning cloud cover, great capture. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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Darla said...

Love the fall colors in the first pic.

Migs CFL fan said...

Bravo!!!! Now those are some stunning shots. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

SandyCarlson said...

Very nice. The sky is so touchable!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Like beautiful oil paintings.... great Sky Watch post...

Tom

Yen said...

WOW! I really love them both:) It looks like it can be seen only in the movies:) Mine is posted HERE. Happy SWF!~

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots and I'm singing along . . .

Kahshe Cottager said...

Both of these photos would look fabulous enlarged and framed!

Thanks for visiting my "Ghostly Galleon" and for your kind comments!

mick said...

Great photos. I especially like the first with the river.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

You have shown some very lovely photographs today! I am very happy to have come by.. very nice.
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Louise said...

I've never heard that kind of sky called "buttermilk sky," but it makes sense. The last picture is calendar-worthy!

Photo Cache said...

Your shots yell, SERENITY. Love them both.

Lapa37 said...

Nice shots the first one is so interesting thanks for stopping by my place.

Mary said...

such beautiful shots! I never heard of a buttermilk sky ... but I love it. :)

Craver Vii said...

The sky looks like choppy waters in the top photo.

The white fence in the lower photo makes for a nice border.

crete said...

Lovely photos and a glitzy old song. Thanks.

Ray

Rose said...

These photos are beautiful, Marnie--I agree with whoever said they would look great framed and hanging on your wall. I always wondered what a "buttermilk sky" looked like:) I don't think I ever paid any attention to the rest of the lyrics--that first stanza is pretty strange, isn't it?

Arija said...

Yup.. those sure befit that old tune, but you dindn't hang up that moon, what happened?

Sue said...

Hi Marne,
Thanks for visiting my site. I love your butterfly photos on the side of your blog. The cloud ones are breathtaking! Here I am, new at blogging, and I am learning from you about Skywatch. Oh, one could spend lots of time at the computer if they aren't already!

I work as a para in special education. I have a student who does not talk, who I read and look at books on the weather and seasons with. I made her a matching game from pics my DH and I took of clouds last year.
Sue

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

These are some of my most favorite photos seen today. I love the buttermilk skies, the creativity in naming your post, and the charming song, too.
Your blog made me smile HUGE today :)

Happy Skywatching!

~Lisa

Sherri said...

Marnie, what stunning photos! I love them both!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kerri said...

Absolutely beautiful photos of breathtaking scenery, Marnie. I've just spent an interesting half hour reading your posts and enjoying your excellent photography.
Your friends did a wonderful job with their fall decorations.
Our beautiful weather has come to an end I'm afraid. It was wet and cold today and frost is expected tomorrow night. It was wonderful while it lasted.

Cosmo said...

Hi, Marnie--Catching up, as usual. I'm in Arizona right now, falling in love with the big sky. Your photographs were fabulous--and I also love the growing sidebar of your bird photos. The catbird photo could win an award--you should give lessons!

Rob Ripma said...

Great shots! Very pretty scenery.

The Organic Gardener said...

I have never even heard of sky watch. What a cool site and such beautiful flowers! I will have to check it out!

BeadedTail said...

Such beautiful photos! So peaceful and serene!

The Birdlady said...

Excellent description - "buttermilk sky"

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Your photos are beautiful! Love the clouds.

Defining Your Home said...

At first I thought those were paintings! Just glorious! Cameron

Mary said...

Wow...I love both of these! The clouds are so interesting in them and they really do look great with that fence and trees!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful skys and love the maples as they turn in the fall!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Postcard perfect pictures! Hmmmmm! I can smell The Rock (in my memories, of course). Now I am homesick!

LadyFi said...

Those photos are just stunning!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures with wonderful colors!

Ida said...

BREATHTAKING!!! :)))
Love it!

magiceye said...

so pretty and dreamy.... lovely!!

flydragon said...

Perfect name for 2 perfect photos.

Catherine said...

Your first picture looks like an impresionnist painting!
The second looks like fences at the racetrack.
Both wonderfully colored.

Balisha said...

OOOOO...love those sky pictures. They look like the skies that I have been looking at. LOL

2sweetnsaxy said...

So, that's a buttermile sky. I like it. Very nice shots!
:-)

Gardenia said...

So that's what it's called - a buttermilk sky! Lovely looking at these pictures!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous photos and beautiful lyrics.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is beautiful.

Daryl said...

Perfection .. like paintings!

:-Daryl

Neva said...

Thanks for stopping by....we lost a lot of leaves with the rain this week....but we still havemore to change.......

onangelwings said...

Those shots are stunning. Love the colors of autumn.

R and J said...

Very interesting...I never noticed sky like that (1.st photo). Buttermilk...yes, why not. Now I remember that forever.

Carla said...

Oh, I love both of these! They would look good framed. I especially like the one with the white fence. I bet your neighbors have horses.

rob said...

That's impressionism! Wonderful!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Thank you all for you comments. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend.
Marnie

dot said...

Cute little song and I love your buttermilk skies! I've been calling them cottage cheese skies but I think buttermilk sounds much better.

Gail said...

Let me add my compliments. Marnie these photos are scrumptious! Buttermilk sky! There are a number of adjectives and all say the same thing...excellent really excellent!

Have a lovely weekend!

Gail

Tootie said...

Your fall photos are beautiful! I had totally forgotten about Hoagy Carmichael and a buttermilk sky.

Jeannelle said...

Your photos are just beautiful! Fun and clever, too, that you connected them to the old song! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from northeast Iowa!

Larry said...

Hi Marnie, I think that top photo is one of the most beautiful cloud patterns I have ever seen! Incredible!

tina said...

It REALLY does look like buttermilk. Such a nice thought, now whenever I see this kind of cloud formation I am going to think buttermilk. Is that a good thing?:)

D said...

What a beautiful blog you have here! I'm glad I found it.
Thanks for your visit and comment on mine.

luvmyboys said...

I'm jealous of the great views you have!

Wonderful choice for SWF!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my Marnie..these are just so beautiful....

Tanya said...

Gorgeous sky watch photos!! I love your blog too :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Beautiful photos! In some places that's called a "fish-scale sky," & it portends a sudden change in weather.

oldcrow61 said...

Beautiful photos.

Pietro said...

Really a splendid Sky Watch! Great choice of photos!

Namnet said...

Your sky is amazing. The first one is like the surface of the lake with tens of wavelets. Wonderful.
Happy skywatching:-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That first picture looks like a painting. Just gorgeous.

troutbirder said...

Amazing. Just amazing. You have the eye, Marnie!

The Tile Lady said...

Thanks so much for coming by my Skywatch and commenting! I LOVE these photos! The first one looks so much like a painting! And the fence in the seond reminds me of my childhood years in Maryland. Your profile tells me we have a lot in common! Hope you will come by my blog agaion soon! Especially check out my posts on My World Tuesdays, last week, the one coming up, and the week after....
Marie