Sunday, April 12, 2015

First Thunderstorm of 2015

On March 30th,we had our first thunderstorm of the year. It seems very early,but the thunder sounded good and at least some areas got a refreshing rain,not to mention that it also gave some great photo opportunities.


I needed to go to a meeting,but left a little earlier and took this opportunity to get some sky shots.
The dark sky,and it was really that dark,the evening sun on the trees and field and the rainbow, all combined to give a pleasing image.


The rainbow was not very bright but it sure was pretty.


Maybe others don't get excited at a scene like this,but I sure do. I love the contrasting colors.


As the clouds moved on towards the east,the scene changed but it still was lovely. Yes that little white spot in the top centre of the picture is the moon.


 The variety of scenes in the clouds is just amazing. Make sure you take the time to watch the clouds.

A word of advice:
Miss no opportunity to spend time with others,even if it's only a few minutes to chat.
Their love enriches your life,as your love enriches theirs.

22 comments:

  1. Interesting colour combo - that beige and grey-blue! The clouds are puffy!! That was an early thunderstorm though; can't remember them coming in March already!

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  2. very powerful skies. i like when the sun lights trees or areas of landscape against the murky dark sky!

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  3. This is a fearsome and glorious set of pictures! In the first two pictures, the trees look silver! Love the rainbow and the dark turning to light.

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  4. Ruth, tremendous images! I don't think there's anything like a good Manitoba thunderstorm. I use to love them too. In fact I miss them. We don't get many out here on the coast. But in fact, we had one last week. Very short and sweet, but a treat!

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  5. Wonderful weather pictures, Ruth! I get excited over scenes like this, too!
    Happy new week and wishing you many more photo ops.

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  6. I missed that March thunderstorm. Loved your first picture with the contrast of the dark sky, the golden meadow & the rainbow stretched across the sky. The Artist painted a beautiful picture for you to capture.

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  7. I'm glad you left a few minutes early for your meeting. Your photos of the dramatic sky are fantastic. I never get tired of looking at clouds in the sky.

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  8. These are beautiful shots, Ruth. And I love the quote, too. Diane

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  9. These are beautiful shots, Ruth. And I love the quote, too. Diane

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  10. Beautiful photos! Glad the storm moved away. I saw a partial rainbow yesterday morning. Seeing one whole or partial always makes me feel happy.

    Have a great week Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  11. You got some beautiful shots of the sky and clouds, Ruth. I am a sky watcher and love all the different cloud shapes. Seeing a rainbow is always special. I love the quote, it's great advice!

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  12. these are fantastic... i like the dark ones best but they are all beautiful. sky watching is something I love but not the storms.. i love that green curly cue thing in your header.

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  13. Nice shots! Especially like the island of trees!

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  14. So glad I clicked on your blog! I saw the one photo on facebook yesterday but missed the rainbow! Absolutely stunning capture of this stormy sky!

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  15. Wow that is one mean looking cloud. Nice to see the rainbow and then the clearing sky. Great series of photos.

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  16. Whew....those are some dark clouds... sure made for some gorgeous photos though! The rainbow is just so pretty and I'm glad you captured it. We have storms rolling through our area Now!
    Enjoy your evening...

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  17. Beautiful skies! God's canvas, I always say. Glad you took the time to look up and get these images.

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  18. oooh - the light contrasting with those dark clouds is lovely.
    and the rainbow....always makes me smile!!

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  19. thunderstorms are great for pics. love the colors. the rainbow & all. very cool! ( :

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  20. A splendid thunderstorm, light and rainbow. When we were small, we were not allowed to sit on the ground until after the third thunderstorm of the spring. Until then, there was still deep ice in the ground and mother had no wish to have us sick on her hands. It was so hard to keep to the rule with the fields so invitingly green and we children wanting to gambol like a and roll on the grass like spring lambs.

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  21. Such dramatic skies, Ruth and the added bonus of a rainbow!

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