Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wuthering Heights

I wish I could say that I took these photos. I really do.

My husband told me last night after dinner that it was going to be an interesting sunset.  And then he grabbed the camera and headed outside.

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Did you know that wuthering is a Yorkshire word that refers to turbulent weather?

We had some turbulent weather before this sunset. It began to rain as I was pulling into our driveway and by the time I got into the house, it was a downpour. Turbulent. And we do live on a hill, hence the heights.

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I can’t believe how beautiful it was last night and I love how the setting sun is playing off those dark clouds, and the deep blue of the sky.

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Oh my, oh my, oh my.

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There’s where I was sitting, right there in the living room in my favorite spot. I was probably writing yesterday’s post. Or playing in Photoshop.

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I am so glad he took the camera outside. What a surprise to see these beautiful photos on the memory card just now. I love all the dramatic colors.

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These last two are my favorites.

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On another note, I loved reading your comments on yesterday’s post about Ken Burns’ national parks film that’s airing all this week. My husband and I would love to see some of the parks in the west. It’s something to aspire to, anyway.

Thanks to everyone who comes by here to visit. You make it worth the effort and I’m glad to have you as my guests. Until tomorrow, then . . .

45 comments:

Jo Whitehurst said...

Gorgeous Wuthering Heights!

TSannie said...

Well, those photos are all kinds of glorious! (Even if they were taken by the hubs. Don't tell him I said so ;-)

Gail said...

May I just say...WOW? Is that going to be your home's new name?

I am one of those that loves to name places but I have yet to come up with a name for ours except the main house.

Good job on the photos, hubby!

Michelle said...

Stunning, simply stunning. Makes me want to drop everything, put on a big dress, and move east. In a carriage.

Char said...

such beautiful shots - he has a fantastic eye too

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Thanks for sharing Kate and I just love your place! Good job hubby!
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Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Amazing shots - and I liked the last two as well. Didn't know that about the word wuthering! I thought it was a family name.
Now how lucky are you being able to send your beloved out to take the shots while you play on photoshop! What a life!

Marla said...

Gosh. Can he borrow my camera from time to time? I would love downloading pictures to find that.

A New England Life said...

How come my husband doesn't take pictures like this? Incredible Kate! Make sure to tell your husband how incredible his photos are and how much we enjoy them.

I like the last two also but the one with the light on in the window has meaning to it. I can almost see you! ; )

Sharon

tj said...

...Great stuff Country Boy! Kate, you really should let him play with your camera more often... ;o)

..."Wuthering Heights", is that the name of your place? I like it. :o) If I could name our place I'd call it "Wits End", 'cause we are at our wits end with it sometimes...lol But I do call it "The Humble Homestead" 'cause seriously, that's what it is...

...Blessings dear girl... :o)

Linda said...

Nice job Hubby! The last two are my favorites as well. Beautiful!

Caroline said...

Wow...those are amazing shots!

Cloudia said...

We love coming here. you are a great hostess and your husband apparently is a real budding photog!
wonderful beauty your share-


Aloha, Friend!

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bv said...

i know the road to this home, this place in your life has been 'interesting' but it seems so good in some way. ya know? the house is something i know i lived in in a past life. or perhaps a future one. the photos are amazing.
bv

flowrgirl1 said...

I love that last one the most. Beautiful home too.

I too am following along with Ken Burns parks series. Love it.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Stunning, what an amazing sky! The last two are my favorites also but they all are wonderful. I've always felt that God gives us beautiful sunsets to add a sense of peace after our long crazy and sometimes difficult days. Thanks Kate for sharing with us and thank you Lord for the wonderful sunsets. Jeanne

C. Taylor Brown said...

I enjoyed stubbling onto your blog. Cool pictures today. I don't think a lot of people realize how much skill good photography takes.

--C. Taylor Brown, chriswasbrown.blogspot.com

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Good to know a new joining. Welcome.
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Riet said...

Spectaculair pictures and you stayed dry.
Have a nice day

Mary said...

Wow... I mean WOW! He did good!!! ;)

Simply Heather said...

What an amazing sky! Nicely shared, Kate :)

FlyingHorse2 said...

Beautiful pictures! I love reading your blog. I lived in northern Virginia for my entire career and you are so close, it's like a visit back there!

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Anonymous said...

I'm a reader, not a blogger. But, I wanted to comment on the pictures your husband took. They are beautiful......as are yours daily. I was at North East Pa. yesterday and wish I had a camera to take a picture. The weather there was turbulent too, and the lake was POWERFUL.
Sandy

Jill of All Trades said...

Wow just stunning. The Hubby has tons of sunset pictures, loves sunsets.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Beautiful sky, thanks for sharing.

CJ xx

Living on the Spit said...

The second to last one is absolutely my favorite one...looks like water color paintings.

I just love it, really.

You were correct about the song Shenandoah, it has been around since the civil war, but is credited to several different groups.

Deb said...

I'm always so glad when Andrew takes the camera because he surprises us with the most amazing shots.

CarlaHR said...

Beautiful shots congratulations to your husband for capturing the mood. I love this time of year when it is cold and blistering outside and we can sit comfortably in our warm living rooms (and play with photoshop).

Daryl said...

Same skies here this morning and they're on my memory card now

Anke said...

The pictures are amazing, your hubby did good. :-)

Rileigh's Lolli said...

A sailor's delight...

God paints the heavens and you photograph it for all of us to behold and enjoy!

Thank you so much for sharing the painting with us! Jeanne

Russell said...

I enjoyed the images of the house as much as the clouds! I noticed the widow's walk on the top of the roof.

I believe that is a sailing term if I remember right -- I am too lazy this morning to look it up! Heh!!

I have not seen the series on national parks but will try to remember to take a look tonight.

Take care.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is amazing what a difference a few big black clouds can make to the sunset isn't it? Super photographs.

JFKlaver said...

So gorgeous! We have sunsets like that in Santa Fe. Here, in PA, we get more pastel colors. Absolutely amazing how the Universe provides us with such beauty.

Helen's Angel said...

Amazing photos, even if you did not take them. Yes "wuthering" is a Yorkshire word, there are lots of wonderful dialect words around but many are dying out now as our old people who use them most are heading off.

Try "brant" = high, tall

"snicket" = small passage, alleyway or other narrow opening such as through a hedge

My grandma used to say, "ee, I'm fair mafted" It meant very hot and used to make us giggle like mad!

JC said...

Gorgeous skies ...

Glad he ran out there when he did ...

elk said...

great photos of a busy sky!

Kacey said...

Those are indeed fabulous captures. I think my favorite is the last one.

Suzanne said...

I agree with you, OH My Oh my. just beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Tag said...

I love the clouds! Your hubby is pretty good with that camera=) Kudos to you both!

Nezzy said...

Wuthering Heights is shinning in all its glory. Awesome pictures!!!

Have another amazingly blessed evening!!!

Kudos Hub!

Annie said...

Love Numbers 6, 4 and 2 and also number one!

Amazing photos, Kate. You husband has a great sense of the dramatic!

God Bless, Annie

diane said...

What lovely photos! Especially the last two... very dramatic! You could wait all year to take photos like that!

Woman in a Window said...

How fun is that to see what he was seeing while you were neatly tucked up inside! Love the perspective and that sky was amazing. He's taking some wonderful shots.
xo
erin

cottage farm villa said...

Your hubby is my kind of guy....I would have been right out there with him.... love the sunset among the clouds!!!!!!!!!!! Prettiest pinky coral!