June Afternoon Sky

One afternoon the clouds were so beautiful that I had to stop what I was doing and take photos. Sometimes the sky seems to reach up to heaven. I hope you enjoy them.

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

22 thoughts to “June Afternoon Sky”

    1. I’m hoping you’re having more days of sunshine since it’s June – fingers crossed.

  1. Thank you for taking the images of the beautiful skies you saw and then sharing them with us.

  2. We’ve been staying inside the couple days The temp is 97 degrees index 107. Even the short rain did nothing. In a week we are going to a cottage near the lake. I hope it’s not going to be to hot. See you Carol.

    Cruisin Paul

    1. Please stay inside during this heat wave. I hope you cottage at the lake has an a/c. You really need that with this weather. Take care.

  3. Carol. Thanks for your question.

    In the breeding season both sexes plumage is or should be in tip top condition so as to attract the opposite sex. A breeding female develops a brood patch, a large area of bare skin along and across the belly so that her bare skin keeps both eggs and young warm. A breeding season male develops an obvious cloacal protuberance (big willy) so as to do the necessary. As the breeding season progresses both sexes gradually lose these necessities to life and start to change (moult) their plumage.

    Enjoyed your skies too.

    1. Thanks Phil for taking the time to answer my question. I’d never really thought about changes in breeding season. I know some years back there was the most colorful cardinal in the back yard and he was flying and hopping around like crazy. I thought I’d love to give him what he wants but I hadn’t the foggiest idea. I had never seen one so vividly colored before. I was telling someone later about it and they said he was looking for a female to mate with. That his color changed. He left my yard and never came back. I hope he found a nice female. So I guess quite a few birds have slight changes during breeding season. Makes sense.

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