iPhone Cloudwatch


It was farm day again yesterday.  I know – it was Wednesday, and farm day is supposed to be on Thursday.  BUT Prince Farming got done at the office early, and my plans postponed, and the weather forecast predicted rain for today, so we decided to farm.  Out of necessity, I assure you.  See, the cows (the post of which you’re STILL waiting for) keep escaping from their lovely TWO fields.  They have two huge and glorious fields in which they  have free roam.  But NO – they want to go into ANOTHER field.  So they keep escaping.  It is too cold, wet, busy, and inconvenient to chase cows this month.  They need another field.  We seem to accomplish the fencing of fields in spurts – I suppose as needed.  This time the barn field fence needed to be completed.  It was mostly done, but . . . I won’t go into those details here.  It’s a skywatch post afterall.  I didn’t bring my regular camera with me.  I did have my iPhone, and couldn’t resist these shots.

I know planes fly over us frequently, but I’ve never seen the traffic in such a grid pattern before.  It was really cool.  I couldn’t capture the smallest contrails – they added a unique dimension.  But that’s okay.  Here’s a different view:

It seems like no matter what direction I looked, there were contrails.  It was amazing.  BTW – the gate in the foreground – right at the bottom left half of the picture is one we just hung – temporarily – till we can buy new gates.  This gate is too short – it is supposed to be able to open across this lane and touch the fence on the right – and the gate from that field opens and touches this fence – creating a passage through which the cows can pass from one field to the other.  Pretty nifty, huh?  I would not have thought of that – which is why I’m just the apprentice in this set up.

The day before yesterday (that would make it Tuesday, I suppose) the sky was amazing.  Again – no camera.  This is another iPhone shot – which just blows me away.  It was snowing on and off – nothing of note stuck, but the clouds and sky seemed very restless.

You can’t see as much of the orange as was present, but still – the differences in color in this small window were truly inspiring.  It reminded me of the verse: 

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth His handiwork"   

                                                                                    -Psalm 19 : 1

You can see more amazing evidence of God’s handiwork by visiting the Skywatch site here, where hundreds of people share pictures of their skies every week.

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27 Responses to “iPhone Cloudwatch”

  1. hayseed Says:

    Wow! I wouldn’t have believed those were taken with an i-phone. I love the cloud photo!

  2. Becky Says:

    Great shots, especially the second one.
    The i-phone takes some pretty good pics I think.

  3. bowledover Says:

    Hi RFC the photographs are lovely and the last one has such depth to it.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I did not know that cows follow the maxim, that the grass is always greener on the other side.
    Have a good week.

  4. Connie Says:

    I like the marks in the sky. The last one is really nice.

  5. SandyCarlson Says:

    These are wonderful. That last image was spectacular. A heavenly painting.

  6. Sharon Says:

    What great photos. i love the patterns that the planes made.


  7. wren Says:

    Great photos. I’ve never gotten anything that good with my phone.

  8. The Arthur Clan Says:

    Oh my goodness, that last photo is stunning. I can’t believe you captured that with your phone…wow!

  9. Photo Cache Says:

    Last photo is very dramatic. Happy weekend.

  10. Carletta Says:

    The contrails are amazing in that pattern; but that last shot with your phone no less is amazing! It’s stunning.

  11. Lady Fi Says:

    Wow – your iPhone takes seriously good pictures! Stunning!

    As for those cows.. they think the grass is always greener on the other side, right?

  12. Cindy Says:

    I was looking through the list of links in Mr. Linky this morning and yours was just too intriguing to pass up. I’m glad I clicked on it as it led me to a blog that I’m definitely going to pay regular visits to. I grew up on a farm, married a farmer who now works on another farm, worked on farms myself so I know what it’s like.

    My Skywatch post is Here Hope you can stop by.

  13. Erin Says:

    nice series of shots…i think the last is my favorite though…

  14. fishing guy Says:

    Dee: You had a double X-rated sky. So it’s true that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I enjoyed the last sky shot, no pond this week, oh my.

  15. Gretchen Says:

    Great shots. The first one looks like they’re setting up to play tic tac toe. The final one is my favorite. Just beautiful

  16. kspin Says:

    I can’t believe you took these with your phone! They are all beautiful, especially the last one. I love the patterns in the first too as well. Very cool!

  17. DVMsWife Says:

    Tic Tac Toe in the sky maybe? Those are really neat pictures!

  18. Jeannelle Says:

    Wow! You caught some great shots with your iPhone! The planes appear to setting up a huge tic-tac-toe game! And that cloud scene is stunning…..good for you to catch that!

    Oh, yes…..cows always wish to go where they aren’t supposed to. They’re never satisfied…..like us humans at times. Good luck with the fencing. We use gates like the one in your photo, too.

    Happy SkyWatching!

  19. Dawn Fine Says:

    Wow that last picture is taken with and iphone? a beauty…and the contrails were cool..thanks for sharing

  20. don Says:

    cows escaping is a new one to me.My farm days ended at 10 but I remember sheep always escaping seemed fun at the time but my dad never saw the funny side

  21. Sue Says:

    Wow! I never would have thought those were taken with a phone camera! I scrolled down and saw your other Skywatch photos. I love them all!

  22. Sue Says:

    I forgot to say I like your Psalm, too.

  23. Louise Says:

    Woah! The last shot is F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C!!!

  24. Geoff Says:

    Great set of images, reluctant. Nice shots of the contrails and the orange sky. Great photos.

  25. Milena Says:

    I echo Louise. F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C!!!

  26. Maggie Says:

    Excellent photos – especially with the phone – as everyone concurs. I like today’s blog too – how neat to get such intriguing and alluring packages in the mail…

  27. don Says:

    Looks like the planes want to play chekers love the rain piccies Hope all is ok I am off to bed dont feel to good cya XX Don

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