Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sundays In My City #63 - And Giveaway!


The skies opened up again Saturday and poured-- big time. But days earlier, the skies were a gorgeous blue, storm clouds were rolling in, and the moon was high over downtown Los Angeles.

That white dot isn't schmootz on your computer screen, it's the moon.

This picture was taken from our back yard and I caught it just in time. Another minute later, the moon was lost in cloud-cover and the skies were gray. Sunshine has been peaking out every now and then but no rainbows in sight this time.

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How's your Sunday?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins

64 comments:

  1. I looovvvve your backyard! So Hollywood;)

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  2. Wonderful shot.. I do love stormy weather and sun! Most of all - sun!

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  3. gorgeous shot, JJ. I watched the moon rise tonight from my hot tub up here in Northern Cal. The rain clouds dramatically parted (just for me).

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  4. Great timing. I love blue skies.

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  5. Hi Joanna, love the photo. Thank you so much for your kind comment you left on my blog. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. I am not a barstool person but I really love those in your previous post. House hunting is always an adventure. hope you have been well. think of you often, take care., hugs.

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  6. That moon is pretty amazing, isn't it? I love your picture, it's a good thing you told me it wasn't schmooze on my screen, though. :-)

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  7. What a beautiful shot! Glad you caught it before the gray came.
    Have a great day!

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  8. No rain here, but we did go from a high of 30 to a high of 75 in less than a week, though that’s common for Louisiana weather.

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  9. The view from your back yard is truly beautiful. I would have to put a sleeping bag out there and sleep under the stars so I could wake up a few times to check the view.

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  10. great shot...are you sure that is not a baseball flying toward you...smiles.

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  11. Joanna,

    I love to watch the sky, watch how it changes, and sometimes feel the change happening in myself.
    It's a fairly simple way to sit amazed at how grand and how small a moment can be.

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  12. I love seeing the moon out during the day. Seems like a little bonus. Lovely photo.

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  13. Great timing, Joanna, and a great moon shot. I've loved looking at the moon during night time dog walks this week.

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  14. "schmootz"

    Funny. I always call it 'spooge'.

    You just mooned the blogosphere.
    Gutsy.

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  15. That is the Most gorgeous sky. Seriously. Take my breath away gorgeous.
    I just love it. Stunning. Wishing you a wonderful week of sunshine and happiness in California. Love, Becky

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  16. Gorgeous picture....you guys have had your fair share of rain hopefully it helps cut down on the fires this year. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  17. Beautiful sky. And great timing!

    So glad to be back visiting you on Sunday again. I've missed everyone.

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  18. Joanna...your site always makes me feel so good! Thanks for getting me through some tough times this year...I lurked a lot, even when I didn't have the energy to comment....
    Cheers to you!
    Lulu

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  19. What a great picture. I'm looking forward to spring and getting to know my new camera and take some great pic's like this!!

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  20. In my city it is snowing
    katherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

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  21. that's a gorgeous photo from your back yard! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. The weather Saturday was bipolar!! You caught a great shot! I was in Pasadena and the ride home was so scary it was pouring so hard... I was the passenger and I was so nervous I almost tossed my cookies in my friends car. I canceled my Farmers Market Booth because of the weather on Friday :( Hope your staying warm! Happy Sunday!

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  23. So beautiful! And great timing!

    I stopped by from Sundays in my City. Feel free to stop by my city as well.

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  24. Beautiful shot of the moon and clouds! Sunny here today, but ccccccoooollllllddddddd (brr).

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  25. Love shots of the moon. Well, you know what I mean, lol! Snowing again here.

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  26. What a wonderful shot of the moon!

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  27. I love Adoption of Jane's comment: bipolar weather! Ha! I want to be in the giveaway as I have a US address.

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  28. What a view! Our sky is grey and blasting snow on us.

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  29. We ended up with a very pretty Sunday. Another storm on the way up here Tuesday I think. I just keep saying, "We need the rain. We need the rain."

    Great pic.

    Cheers,

    Casey

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  30. Looks like the rain is over til the end of the week. My back yard is under 3-4 inches of water still.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the pink tint to the clouds.

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  32. Wow...How do you get 34 comments?!? ;D Gald I stopped by...your picture is wonderful and thank you so much for stopping by my Blog!!! By the way..I enjoyed reading your profile...I turned 50 last summer -Yikes!!
    Denise

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  33. I missed taking a shot of the moon yesterday...Stopping by from SIMC to say hi & to follow.

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  34. schmootz ? is that a technical term?

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  35. Yep - we got hail last night & a tornado warning... weird!! Happy Sunday - great photo!

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  36. Have I won? :-)



    Aloha from Honolulu,


    Comfort Spiral

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  37. Fantastic sky shot and beautiful photo! Great giveaway, too. Hope you have a sunny week!

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  38. Lovely photo, Joanna. The colours look so crisp and fresh.

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  39. Beautiful capture!!!

    Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.

    Have a nice day!

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  40. Hahaha right before I read your post, I thought I was looking at a smudge of white on my computer monitor! :) That's California weather for sure!

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  41. Oh that is so cool - and ummm shhhh I'm not telling that I missed the moon the first time ;) Awesome photo (and oh how I want that GC!)

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  42. I love when you can see the moon during the day like that. Great picture.
    Sunday was good today. Church this morning, lunch at Le Madeline with my girls and then outside this afternoon enjoying our 70 degree weather.
    ♥ Joy

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  43. Ah, what a great capture! Oooh, I am so tired of all our stormy weather, roll on Summer! What a lovely yard you have (sigh)..

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  44. It's been terribly dry around my neck of the woods and I'm praying that the predicted rain for tonight will make it to the ground... and lots of it!

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  45. JJ - it's been almost 8 months since I've stopped by and wanted to shout a big 'hello' to you. Apologies that I haven't been back sooner but I guess coming back to the real world after 3 months on the road completely knocked the wind out of me. I will now pull up a chair and be a regular at your story tellings =)
    GREAT photo BTW!!! Simple yet fun =) Tx

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  46. Gorgeous picture! I wish our blue skies would come back. Just as soon as the snow melted we were hit with a winter storm. I'm so tired of snow!!

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  47. Beautiful! Love the color in that sky!

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  48. I love that shot; the perspective is very unique, and of course the sky is lovely :)

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  49. What a beautiful sunshiny cloudy reflection you captured girl. 'Just beautiful!!!

    God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday!!!

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  50. I love CA......home of my youth! My husband just returned home after working there for 2 weeks. Wish I could have gone with him.

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  51. I love to gaze at the full moon, but unfortunately I can't from my house. I have to go outside and it's too damned cold at night around here to do that. if only my husband would cut that damned Laurel hedge I could see it from my chair inside. Oh well.I'll wait for Summer and catch three or four of them then.

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  52. What an amazing shot. I miss Cali sky!

    :-)
    Traci

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  53. I love moon shots! but they are so hard to capture well....

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  54. stunning photography! simply beautiful
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  55. You have an awesome view ... neat photo and wow, a tiny moon!

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  56. watching the followers add up
    katherinekinnaird@yahoo.com

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  57. Colder and cloudy in Seattle, but birds are singing--Spring is coming! Great pix!

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  58. love your blog
    would love to win


    suzi


    suzifailing@att.net

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  59. I just found out the word for that stuff that looks like snow, but isn't, is called graupel. I live in San Bernardino where they was a chance of snow but we got graupel instead. Ha Ha.
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  60. Wow, what a view!! Totally jealous.
    Great shot of the moon too!

    I am hoping to win this giveaway - I have a household need and I already know exactly what I want from CSN. :)

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  61. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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