September 30, 2011

[SkyWatch] Skies after the Storm

These sky images I captured today may look pretty so-so to you, but to those of us here in the Philippines who just got battered by yet another hellish typhoon the past days, the blue and white is heavenly.

Manila, 2011

After billboards caused serious injury to man and property during a typhoon last year it was decreed that billboard canopies be rolled up before the high winds rolled in. 



While I stayed safely under cover in my home, inconvenienced only by a 20-hour cut to internet access in my area, other photographers far braver than I captured the havoc. 

The city is quickly being cleaned up, but sigh, the blue skies may be short-lived. We are bracing for another storm predicted to land on the weekend. So if you don't see me online...
 
I'm linking with SkyWatch Friday.

25 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful skies :)

Steffi said...

Great shots for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

Karen said...

Lovely calm skies! I hope the next storm isn't as bad. Stay safe!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such beautiful skies and clouds, Cisca, I know they must have been so very welcome and your captures are terrific! I'll be holding good thoughts for you over the weekend and hope you're able to avoid another clash with one of Mother Natures wild children. Take care, stay safe!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pictures are lovely and the info about the billboards is most interesting. But what this points out to me more than anything is how we here in the States see so very little news about the Phillipines. Maybe it's me and I don't pay enough attention to weather news, but gosh, it seems like a typhoon like those you talk about here would be mentioned in our media.

joo said...

They are so nice, Francisca! Hope the storm won't be as violent as predicted, hey, I hope there won't be any storm at all!
Hugs
j.

VioletSky said...

Oh dear lord what a mess on those photos you linked to! Yours look so benign. In a way, the one with the billboard frames is a poignant reminder.

Andrea said...

Hello Francisca, you're home, where my home is! Lovely captures of typical sights here. I was along C5 yesterday from Quezon City to McKinley and just forgot my Point and Shoot. Those billboard frames and skies were also what i thought of! Take care for the next typhoon already here!

Nita Davis said...

I think the skies look beautiful. I love to watch cloud formations although I am sure when you get those terrible storms they look very frightening. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my sign post.

Paula said...

How sad to see all that destruction, I hope the recovery is going well. Judging by your photos at least the weather is good while all the recovery work going on.

Ebie said...

I hope there was no power outage, its always the case when there is typhoon.

The clouds on the second photo is so silky!

Gattina said...

I love these little fluffy clouds, they remind me of sheeps !

ladyfi said...

Enjoy the respite while you can. Hope the next storm is kinder to you.

Arija said...

I hope the predicted storm passes you by. Love your happy skies. I have seen very dramatic photos of the typhoon on some blogs, devastating.

Andy said...

Your are in the Philippines now! After viewing the photos on your link I'll never complain about Canadian weather again.

EG Wow said...

These skies ARE beautiful, Francisca! I sure hope the weather stays calm for a while!

Marites said...

i can only imagine the huge sighs of relief after the typhoon. Glad to know you're safe! my skywatch entry is up too.

Jacob said...

I hate cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes! We've been lucky so far this year, but it ain't over yet!

Good luck on the weekend.

Re the first photo: That's a great idea. But I don't think the powers-that-be would do it here...instead the billboards blow all over creation, creating more havoc!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful sky after the typhoon. I don't understand why they do allow huge billboards there? ^_^

SWF

Modesto Viegas said...

great shots!!!

Ann said...

Those are very tall structures for bill boards.

Typhoons must be frightening to those with small houses.

Kay L. Davies said...

Very scary, my friend, but what wonderful photos. The second one, with the pretzel-shaped cloud, is fabulous.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! I haven't caught the news for over a week and didn't know you were having these weather problems. I hope there isn't too much loss of life. The middle photo is AMAZING! Keep your powder dry...

JM said...

Great skies! Billboards can be really dangerous when storms come.