Thursday, April 23, 2009

SKYWATCH: BEFORE and AFTER the STORM

A storm swept over the open lake, spattering rain everywhere, and sending the squirrels and birds on shore racing for cover...


...but it blew itself out before too long, and everyone returned, to gather under the bowl of blue.

30 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a nice comparison picture, Deb... Those storms we saw and heard in Texas this past weekend weren't PRETTY. I like watching storms when they aren't dangerous!!!!

Love your photos..
Hugs,
Betsy

Wren said...

That first photo is awesome - I'm so glad I enlarged it, because in addition to the clouds and Lake, I could see the rain. Pictures like yours help me forget how much I hate rain when it's falling on me. :)

Poetikat said...

Wow! That first shot is really something. I love the moments after the storm, don't you?

Kat

Poetikat said...

I enlarged as per Wren and even more wow! It looks as if Buddha is in control of the whole situation - hence the calm after, I suspect.

bobbie said...

A lovely idea. I do love the birds in the "after" tree. Sky is beautiful in both.

Neverending Story said...

Wow, the first photo took my breath away. Awesome (and not in the teenage sense)

barb said...

The first is exciting and scary and the second so clean and serene.

the bowl of blue... how lovely. Always the poet, Deb!

PS. I've moved my blog to wordpress, so that is where you'll find me for next week's OSI, too!

Guy D said...

Simply incredible.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

Your photos are breathtaking as always! We have had some wild weather lately haven't we? Thanks for sharing these and have a great weekend!

Dewdrop said...

I love these shots! What a powerful downpour off shore and the virga not quite making it down from the clouds. Amazing how quickly storms can pass, eh?

Tranquility said...

Wow - what a storm! Those are great before and after shots! That looks like a very large lake!

Erin said...

awesome capture of the storm in the first shot...

SandyCarlson said...

The foreboding, the peace that follows. The light on the water is promising!

gardenpath said...

I would be running, too. That is a scary scene. Do you have a boat, and if so, how far out do you venture?

Carol said...

Great shots...beautiful blues...love that stormy capture...

Rose said...

Oh, Deb, I love both of these...think I like the before best just cause I have the feeling of anticipation with it. But it is a hard choice, cause I feel the sense of cleanness in the after shot.

Rob Inukshuk said...

It looked like it mean business, so it must have been a relief when it moved on.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful photos.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

Dianne said...

stunning scene! I especially like the top shot

me ann my camera said...

Whwt a lovely picture you captured of the birds in the tree!
Ann

Lin said...

fun weather story in photos

Quiet Paths said...

That top shot is one of the Eriest scenes I've ever seen. It kind of gave me the shivers. It looks like snow nearly. Man, great shot.

Cloudia said...

Wow!
Bracing. ARG, Matey!
Aloha

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee!!! That looks so menacing. And then the return to calm. Very nice. MB

Arija said...

Superb, both shots. A wonderful storm rolling in over the wind whipped lake. Just splendid.

Indrani said...

The rain drops are so clear, well captured.

Naturegirl said...

Deborah you captured the strength of that storm perfectly in that first photo..I would be that person standing watching up close and personal..I'm captivated at the strength of MOther Nature!I respect her in these situations too.

Beth P. said...

Lovely, lovely!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow, what a shot of that storm!

Gennasus said...

Wow! I'd be running for cover too. Great photos