Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 7, 2011

Maxfield Parrish Sky

Not surprisingly, one of my fave painters is American artist Maxfield Parrish.  Fellow fans of his art know exactly what you mean if you say, "The sky was very Maxfield Parrish tonight".  One evening in early October, I happened to go into the kitchen and saw it right above my house.  I dashed outside with my camera, leaving the pasta to come dangerously close to boiling over on the stove.  What I won't do for a good shot.

I never even noticed that these trees have already lost their leaves.

A few minutes later, the setting sun turned them pink.  It was stunning.  I could have shot WAY more photos but it was fleeting and I wanted to watch the clouds changing shape and colour in front of my eyes rather than through the lens.

At first I was disappointed that the plants were off center in this picture, but the more I look at it, the better I like it that way.


  1. Wow! You're so right. All that's missing is a beautiful woman or two in billowy gowns and daisy chains.:-)

    I have a friend that lives in N Hampton and he said that they just had one of the worst storms about a week or so ago (I think) Their power was out for days and had to go to Mansfield to stay with family till things came back on. (They have a new infant) Crazy! Did that effect you guys at all?

    Anyway, stay warm and keep snapping those beautiful photos.
    xoxo m

  2. What a gorgeous sky that is. I especially love the one with the two trees. Fall is such a great time for taking pictures.

  3. Gorgeous sky! You have a great eye for great photos. Beautiful sky!

  4. Awesome photos! Hope the pasta was okay. Teehee.

    A Ladybug's Life


  5. Don't know Maxfield Parrish, but the clouds are lovely.