Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Storm Clouds

One of the things I like about Iowa is the wide-open expanse of sky here. It's expressive and honest with very little to hide what's going on up there. Often when a storm is on the way the clouds precede it and give warning (I guess that's the case in most places!). I really like clouds and storms--as long as they're not tornadoes, which scare me to death (hopefully never literally)--so I enjoy this. These are pictures I took from a big thunderstorm one afternoon last May. Obviously most of the pictures were taken before the rain started to fall. I like storms, but not enough to go out and stand in them. Besides, my camera isn't waterproof!

Date: May 2011
Location: My yard

I like the contrast of the green trees and green grass with the gray-blue sky.

 "I'm coming to get you, my sweet!" That's what this makes me think of. In the photo below it looks like the shadow of a huge Spiderman with his arms outstretched or something like that.

Some of these photos are a bit blurry. I think my camera was feeling a little anxious that day. 

 The darkness starts to overpower any remaining light...

 And then...BAM! Down comes the rain in sheets!

And then I went inside so that I wouldn't get hit by lightning. I'm smart like that!


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

LOL you have to do what you gotta do for a picture. I always think storm clouds are so pretty. Where we live I can't see them coming. I miss that. When I was a kid I always use to love sitting and watching them come. Thanks for linking up my friend.

Jhona O. said...

I, too, love storm clouds. I miss the wide open skies of Wyoming. In Georgia, it feels like the sky is pressing down on me(even on sunny days). Thanks for visiting my blog again, and for your kind comment! Have a wonderful day!

troutbirder said...

Neat views of the impending storm! Returning home (southeastern Minnesota) from the Quad Cities we stopped at Nauvoo and unaware of its interesting history had a fun afternoon visiting the grounds... :)