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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clouds Before The Storm


We were in watch yesterday evening of  sever thunderstorms and possible tornado’s . The temps were very humid , the winds were blowing the sun was setting and these wonderful big clouds were forming in the distance ! I am so glad I went out to have a look at the sky cause I have never see such beautiful cloud formations .

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We new it was going to be a bad storm because ahead of the storm were hundreds of seagulls flying over our house catching bugs .  This time of year when in a bad thunderstorm even the bugs fly ahead of it to get out of it’s path and bugs and birds also use some of these storms to help push them along to their migration kind of  like riding  on a wave but on air instead  .

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The sun was setting as this huge cloud was traveling and the edge of the cloud was picking up the suns rays !

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It was soo beautiful to see I had to stop taking photos a few times just to watch it as it changed  it’s formation  what seemed like every second , It was jaw dropping beauty and fascinating .

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Both Papa and I were out taking photos of this event as this is once in a life time to see this  let alone capture it all .

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As the cloud floated along the sunset would capture the funnel like edge of this cloud and change it’s colour !

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                                  I couldn’t believe my eyes in the forms it was taking on .

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Then we heard the thunder and thought we should get in .. besides the cloud was loosing it’s lustre and form and slowly drifting apart . But between Papa and I we have loads of photos of it all .

    The storms started shortly afterwards .. lots of lighting .. heat lighting at first then thunder with lighting bolts and yes Papa was photographing the lightning from in here ..he had his camera set up on the tripod and it took timed exposures . He got some good photos  will share them here later .

The rain was torrential the thunder was loud and the lighting was awesome .. well we thought so not so much for poor Miggs .

                                  All calmed down today but still humid and a bit gloomy out !

                                           Until next time … have a snap happy day  .

                                                             Country Gal


Gail said...

These are amazing. Can't wait to see the lightning shots.

Buttons said...

WOW amazing beauty perfectly captured. I love these. More to come....I cannot wait to see. :) B

Margaret Adamson said...

Amazing shots. Looking forward to next installment.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, wow, amazing pictures, one heck of a storm...Cooler hear today, yay!!!! Blessings Francine.

Muffy's Marks said...

Your capture of the cloud formations are spectacular... and the birds, such an added touch!!! I enjoyed you sharing the photos.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

These are beautiful images of storm clouds. I love when the sky is dramatic like that. Makes for some amazing photos.

Michelle said...

I always love watching a storm move over our farm. Nature is amazing! You have some beautiful shots!

Linda said...

Gee Elaine...I have never seen such beautiful cloud shots! Wish I ahd been at the cottage, so see some of these!
Thanks for you hints about Lightroom...will check it out!
Enjoy your weekend!

Lidna :o)

Jane and Chris said...

Holy Moly....that looks like the hand of God!!!
Would you believe, for once in my life I slept through a storm!!!
Jane x

fernvalley01 said...

you make even an impending storm beautiful

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, those are really amazing clouds. I'm glad you got photos of them to share. We had wild storms here on Wednesday evening (check my blog today) and now tropical storm Gabrielle is coming. Lots of rain! I can't wait to see your lightening photos!

Marge in Michigan said...

I agree with Jane and Chris...that 4th shot looks like the hands of God! OMG! Spectacular!

grammie g said...

Hi Elaine... Those clouds are stunning!! Great shots!!
Your weather sounds like what we had , 48 hours of it almost non stop lightening and thunder put out power, internet, phone etc!!
My cat get's so upset too!!