Friday, 6 November 2009

Sealed lips

Villeneuve lès AvignonWe've had tormented skies over the past couple of days but I don't think I'd ever seen an isolated cloud cut in two like that before. Lips sealed by the slash of an arrow? Are you the kind of person who always sees animals and fairy tale characters in fast moving clouds?
But don't let the sky trick you into not looking below. In the distance on the right is Mount Ventoux, Provence highest mountain at 6295 feet. In front of us the fertile plains of the Rhone and on the left, Fort Saint Andre, Villeneuve lès Avignon's medieval castle. Who said fairy tale?

Nous avons eu des cieux tourmentés ces deux derniers jours mais je ne crois pas avoir jamais vu un nuage isolé ainsi coupé en deux ! Qu'y voyez-vous ? Des lèvres scellées par la trajectoire d'une flèche ? Faites-vous partie de ceux qui voient toutes sortes de personnages fantasmagoriques dans les nuages en marche ? Mais ne laissez pas le ciel vous distraire; regardez tout de même en bas : à droite le sommet du mont Ventoux, 1909 mètres, et à gauche le Fort Saint André, la forteresse médiévale de Villeneuve les Avignon. Qui a dit conte de fées ?

This blog takes part in Skywatch Friday, a growing community of bloggers who look up to the sky every Friday. Click here to view more spectacular skies around the world.

Ce blog participe à Skywatch Friday, une communauté de blogueurs qui lève les yeux au ciel tous les vendredis. Cliquez ici pour voir d'autres cieux spectaculaires dans le monde entier.

33 comments:

Nadege said...

What a great shot!

Rob Inukshuk said...

A most excellent capture of an unusual cloud formation. While it was good to see, I also enjoyed the rest on offer in your pic.

eileeninmd said...

It is an interesting cloud. It does really stand and make you notice it. Great photo and capture.

J Bar said...

Quite a mysterious form.
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Bob Crowe said...

Magritte, Man Ray and the sky over Avignon. A winning combination.

Bill S. said...

Now that is a way to cut a cloud in half. Great picture.

Sharon said...

Great capture! That is a most unusual cloud and it does look like lips!

Christina. Sweden said...

Great composition an ddepth in the photo. Castle ion the side and mountains way back. and the cloud, have never seen any as lip-looking as this. Thanks for showing!

Serendipity said...

Neither have I. It sure looks like a pair of lips. Great shot!

alice said...

Miam!

Lady P said...

there is no doubt that this is a pair of sky lips

AnneduSud said...

J'envoie un baiser à ces lèvres en coeur.

Adam said...

It looks like a heart with an arrow through it. A broken heart!

Davine said...

What a fabulous photo - good work.

Avignon said...

Un grand triangle appelant une narration épique sans doute ?

Comte Defay said...

Mais où est la belle ?
Elle doit dormir...

claude said...

Je n'en perds pas une miette, Nathalie. Il est marrant ton nuage lèvres. BIEN VU ! Bon wouik !

Dedene said...

What beautiful pictures. Can I admit that I'm jealous of you living in the Avignon region?
Thanks for coming by my blog, too.

Peter said...

Incredible this cloud! Une vraie trouvaille! Bravo!

... but I'm still continuing my campaign to get rid of the miles, feet, inches, Fahrenheit and the rest! Even in English you shoule express yourself in METERS!! :-)

Zuleme said...

What I love about Provence, it makes me think I am in a fairy tale.

Kim said...

That's one of the most charming skies I've ever seen. I'm glad you directed our eyes downward, too. A dream sealed with a kiss! One of the best Skywatch images ever!
-Kim

Lud said...

Great photo! I like to see the clouds and think about their forms...

jeff said...

Telle une bouche aux lèvres de nuages offertes au regard de ceux qui lèvent les yeux vers le ciel !...
Magnifique photographie... et bravo le pilote ! ! !

Bises,
Jeff

Thérèse said...

Très sympa!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a very unusual cloud. So beautiful, too.

Dhemz said...

sealed lips indeed...very well captured....awesome shot! mine is up too...:)

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Paty said...

très interessant cette photo là, je vois aussi des très belles lèvres dnas ces nuages.
je suis allée a Villeneuve les Avignon en septembre, c´est vraiment un conte de fées...

Virginia said...

Oh Nathalie,
DO NOT LISTEN TO PETER! ha He is always razing me about our measurement system here. I"m trying very hard to conform but alas.....! Love your photos as always and I appreciate that you write en anglais as well!
V

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