That looks a lot better. But there is still an awkward transition between the sunny field and the murky sky, which doesn't look natural. It just isn't convincing to the eye. In particular just to the right of middle the transition looks almost blurry. It might help to brighten the tree on the right, to lead the eye through?
I like your second version better Ray. I was born and raised in Illinois and lived most of my life in Arizona. I can attest to the fact that skies like this exist throughout the midwest/western portion of the US, and are daily occurances in the Pacific Northwest where all of the inhabitents have grown web feet, or winter in Arizonia! ;-)