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?
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64 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

I looovvvve your backyard! So Hollywood;)

ladyfi said...

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

TaraDharma said...

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).

myrelish said...

Great timing. I love blue skies.

Cinner said...

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.

DJan said...

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. :-)

Mari said...

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

Peaches said...

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.

TechnoBabe said...

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.

Brian Miller said...

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

deb colarossi said...

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.

secret agent woman said...

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

Jeanie said...

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

Eva Gallant said...

What a pretty shot!

Ami said...

"schmootz"

Funny. I always call it 'spooge'.

You just mooned the blogosphere.
Gutsy.

Life with Kaishon said...

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

Formerly known as Frau said...

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!

Amy said...

Beautiful sky. And great timing!

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

Mike Smith said...

Great photo JJ!

Lulu said...

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

Tammy said...

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!!

kinnairdkath said...

In my city it is snowing
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Kristina P. said...

You have such an amazing view!

Christine said...

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

Adoption of Jane said...

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!

Pam said...

So beautiful! And great timing!

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

As Cape Cod Turns said...

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

sheila said...

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

Gran said...

What a wonderful shot of the moon!

Laurie Matherne said...

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

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

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

Casey Freeland said...

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

Linda Kish said...

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

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Unknown Mami said...

I love the pink tint to the clouds.

Spittin Toad said...

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

samsstuff said...

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

lisleman said...

schmootz ? is that a technical term?

Renee Weatherford said...

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

Cloudia said...

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Marguerite said...

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

Hilary said...

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

Veronica Lee said...

Beautiful capture!!!

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

Have a nice day!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

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!

Michelle said...

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!)

Joy said...

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

Shrinky said...

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)..

Gaston Studio said...

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!

Toni said...

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

Willoughby said...

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!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! Love the color in that sky!

Mrs4444 said...

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

Nezzy said...

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

God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday!!!

gayle said...

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.

Webster said...

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.

StarTraci said...

What an amazing shot. I miss Cali sky!

:-)
Traci

CC said...

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

Anash said...

stunning photography! simply beautiful
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Chris H said...

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

kinnairdkath said...

watching the followers add up
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Diane J Standiford said...

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

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Carolsue said...

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.
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Kaylen said...

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. :)

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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