Looking southeast from South Bend
When I was out at Beaver Point just before sunset last night, I could see the clouds were really wild looking to the southeast, and I would get much better photos from the south bend about a quarter-mile downriver. I hightailed it south and along the way heard the owlets peeping in the cottonwoods between 4th of July Point and South Bend, but I could not see them. I got down to South Bend in time for some spectacularly wild clouds with the half-moon hanging behind them. On my way backed I looked for the owlets, but could not find them in the trees. There was still a lot of color in the clouds when I got to the Tangle Heart Tree, but the color had pretty much subsided to the east when I got to Shehanne’s tree on my way back home.
Looking east over the Rio Grande a the Sandias from South Bend.
A half-moon peaking through the Tangle-Heart Tree.
The last of the color looking north from the Tangle Heart Tree. Can you see a face in the clouds?
Shehanne’s Tree in front of a fading eastern sky.
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Great photos, Timothy! The face just popped right out at me. Boom!
It’s quite obvious, isn’t it? Thanks, John.
Very much so, it’s so interesting how our brains are wired to recognise faces.
It’s very interesting.
I see two faces in that particular cloud picture. Gorgeous photos!
Thanks, Leah. I see a part of skeleton is what I think you see as the second face just below the prominent face.
That’s it! The second one does look skeletal.
Wowow! I wanted to capture tonight’s but was not at the right place. Bummer
Amazing shots and love the moon in the Tangle-Heart tree a and the face in the clouds ..
Thanks, Dale. Too bad you missed your sunset.
Ah well… there will be more!
Always more and better.
Breathtaking photos. Thank you for sharing 🌸
Thank you, Gabriela.
So beautiful! I am moonstruck by the face in the clouds at the Tangle Heart tree. Hope he didn’t scare the Owls away. Gorgeous shots Timothy!
Ha ha ha! Moonstruck indeed. I don’t think I scared the owls. They don’t scare easily. Thanks, Holly.
I’m sure they are very accustomed to the paparazzi but the face in the clouds ? I’m a little scared myself. Shoo!!
That is a scary face. It looks skeletal.
I know. Clouds should have fluffy faces.
I can see it all, including my beautiful tree standing against a calmer sky. Such beauty in every one.
You have a lovely tree. Thanks, Shehanne.
Awww.. Thank YOU.
Foto stupende 🙂
I was scrolling down in your post and I immediately saw a face in that cloud, even before I read your words. Fanatic religious people would see something devoted I guess…
Beautiful photographs, Tim!
It pops right at at you no matter how you look at it. Thanks Herman.
Those are all beautiful images, Tim, especially the first one and the tangleheart tree. I can see the face in the clouds, but it reminds me of the Grim Reaper. Our evenings have been clear enough up here lately I have not seen many spectacular skies like yours.
I agree on the grim reaper. Not a friendly face in that cloud. Thanks, Lavinia.
A very unfriendly face. If he’s the Grim Reaper, his hood has been pulled back.
Grim it is. Thanks, David.
Your sky was certainly on fire.
It’s that time of year. Thanks, David.
That sky looks painted, almost unreal! Yep, the face popped right out, a few of them, so cool!
Oh how I enjoyed this chase for the setting sun photos, marked by all the familiar landmarks. These photos are incredible…way to go capturing this incredible beauty, Timothy. Liked, too, that you heard the owlets but didn’t see them. I’m always surprised by how loudly baby owls call out, and really glad they are so camouflaged because they’re too easy an target with their volume. I have read so many sad and frightening accounts of Covid in the Rio Grande Valley lately, that it is actually very relieving to see this post with its stunning photos and happy moments. Stay safe, my friend.
Thanks, Jet. The owlets can be really load, but they blend into the cottonwoods so well that if there’s not some sky behind them they are almost impossible to see.
I love the swirling effect, looking east. I wonder if the tangle heart tree has healing powers, like ET’s finger?
The Tangle Heart Tree is magic. It probably has healing pwers as well. Thanks, susan.
Never can get enough of your skies…. sigh!
Thanks, Marina. We have lots of good skies this time of year.
Wow, nice evening skies !
Absolutely see the face. It looks like Moses or Plato or… some wise guy with a beard.
Love that pic of Shey’s Tree. I will be using it, soon(ish). TY for sending it!
Could be any of those dead white guys. Let me know if you need other tree photos.
I will! There was one….
Holly’s Tangle-Heart pic!
I found art paper in mid-town. I’m going to try to make it there on Wednesday!
Super photos Tim … love that tangle wood tree!
Thanks Julie. It’s the Tangle Heart Tree.
Sure is 🙂
Beautiful all the sky and tree photography, before I looked at what you said about the sunset I was thinking of who the man with the white beard in the clouds looked like, someone famous. Nice work. Love Joni
Your going way back here. Thanks, Joni.
Beautiful shots Timothy, the Tangle Heart is really showing off!