Tuesday 26th October 2021

Clouds From The Southern Skies. #SundayStills. #4.12/2021.

Clouds From The Southern Skies. #SundayStills. #4. 12/2021.

Each week I am writing and posting here for inclusion in the #SundayStills from this blogger and kind person, Terri from here.

My images, are almost all from the Southern Hemisphere and on Australia’s East Coast.


Coastal Clouds: Semi-Tropical Area of Queensland in Australia.

Around 9 years ago, I was walking on Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland having a short break from life back at home in N.S.W. I also got to catch up with blogging friends and those from social media on that trip.


Coastal Clouds Heralding the Sun’s Arrival on the East Coast in Temperate Zone of N.S.W. Australia.

Around 7 years ago, I drove from where we lived in Sydney’s north-western suburbs to Manly beach on the coast, where I grew up, to capture sunrise in July.


Whispy Clouds of Winter on the N.S.W. Central Coast at Ettalong. 

A few years back, one grandson (his 2 sisters were elsewhere engaged near the sand) observing the water of Ettalong.



Pretty typical Summer clouds in Sydney.

Sunny Sydney, Australia,  in Summer. Magical Day To Be on a Ferry On the Harbour.



And in contrast, here is an Autumnal Cloud set above the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

I took this from the steps of the Sydney Opera House when I visited in May 2015 for TedX.


Clouds as far as the eye can see over Lakes Beach, Central Coast, N.S.W. Australia.

This is my ‘local beach’ now for best walking conditions.



Clouds at sunset, capturing the colours at the end of a Summer’s Day.

New Year’s Eve 2016. The Entrance, N.S.W. Australia. I went for a drive before dark in 2016, so peaceful.



AND, not in the Southern Hemisphere! Looking back at Waikiki. The clouds are so lovely in the afternoon.

These clouds over Oahu as I finished my day tour when I visited the magical Hawaii back in 2006.


I find the skies magical. I admit I look up most days and delight in the visions of clouds and a blue sky. Over a year ago, though, the sky was grey, smokey and the only clouds we saw were made from bushfire smoke.

Debbie from here, was far away in the U.K. when this was happening, watching the news from afar…and oh so grateful to see their property in Tumbarumba survived back home, even though others did not.

So far, this Summer has been OK. Nevertheless, we are always primed for taking care of property and ourselves in times of heatwave conditions…the start on one here as I write this post. We are taking care of our health and staying inside with the ducted air con!


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  1. Lovely cloud images and wonderful memories associated with each, Denyse. You’ve captured a nice variety! Loved the vistas in Waikiki…we were there for a week in January 2006. Magical is spot-on. We hiked Diamond Head, saw 25 foot waves on the north shore and went to a luau at the Polynesian cultural center. When did you visit?

    • Thank you Terri. We might have passed each other as I was there for two groups of days in 2006. New Years till around 4 Jan then back before flying home around 13-16 January. You did well with those waves, I was so disappointed not to see them.

      My parents instilled a love of Hawaii after my Dad spent 6 weeks doing a Summer School from Harvard Business School when I was about 16. They travelled to see friends made there quite a few times. I guess I needed to see and experience the places they talked about often.


  2. I enjoyed reading your post and descriptions of the clouds Denyse. I love looking up and taking in the cloud formations too. Thanks for the mention too. I think this summer has been much nicer, despite a few hot days recently which is to be expected.Great to see you joining in with Sunday Stills.

    • Thanks for introducing me to this and the community Debbie.

      So far, it is all good. I shall see how my year progresses and how I am at doing 3 posts a week! So much for slowing down.

      Photo sharing is a joy though so I think this will stick!

      Hope you are getting some decent rain as it does always seem needed! At least it is cool here now as well.


  3. Some super and varied cloud photos! My favourite has to be Lakes Beach – I love blue skies with lots of white fluffy clouds 🙂

    • Thanks so much for visiting for the first time Sarah and commenting. Clouds and blue skies really top the list for me too!