Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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1st Feb 2007, 12:14   | tags:,,,,

kyoob says:

ooh pretty!

Where in the world would that be then?

1st Feb 2007, 12:53

paintist says:

oh dear, is that what is called a 'lowering sky'? hope you cold gets better soon D

1st Feb 2007, 13:03

Dhamaka says:

It's London kyoob, and has gone from really oppressive to bright and sunny in less than an hour :-)

thanks paintist, I think it might be my body telling me to take a little time for myself...

1st Feb 2007, 13:23

Twiglet NLI says:

Sorry you're not feeling too good. Moody sky........

1st Feb 2007, 13:48

JokerXL says:

Ooh, very dramatic.

1st Feb 2007, 14:20

yourhermione says:

I say take some time for you if you possibly can. Great pictures.

1st Feb 2007, 15:21

Tori says:

I like the top picture with the little tiny houses trying to hold their own against the looming sky.

1st Feb 2007, 16:36

Geodyne says:

That's an impressive sky, isn't it?

1st Feb 2007, 18:03

Dhamaka says:

thank you all

Twiglet - it's only a cold, I don't have man-flu or anything like that

YourHermione - I'll be doing little or no work in the weekend and might be going to Holland for a few days soon, so I'll have loads of time :-)

Tori - nice interpretation

Geo - it really was

1st Feb 2007, 18:12

Puddikat says:

Lovely sky shots, get better soon : )

1st Feb 2007, 20:43

FilbertFox says:

more skies should be purple. IN fact a purple colour wash over the whole world would get my vote.

Off to Holland with you and get some rest. Not trying to get rid of you you understand

1st Feb 2007, 22:41

Jigalong says:

It does look very threatening. I hope that you got some rain.

2nd Feb 2007, 00:32

Dhamaka says:

Jigalong - not today, but we've had enough recently

FF - I'll have my weekend first, thank you very much :)

Taniwha - incoming, and so shall I

Puddikat - thank you :)

2nd Feb 2007, 00:47

Don't knock man-flu.. If you ever got it... Gah no point in trying to explain how serious it is.. You just wouldn't understand.

Man-flu is almost as serious as 'broken flask'

2nd Feb 2007, 08:17

Dhamaka says:

thank you fetik

SFG - do me a favour..

2nd Feb 2007, 09:16


2nd Feb 2007, 10:18

MaggieD says:

Sorry to hear you have been 'under the weather'.

Have a good weekend and hope the trip to Holland goes well.

2nd Feb 2007, 13:04