Monday, June 21, 2010

Rain and More Rain

We have had a lot of rain recently.
I keep reminding myself that we were being told it would be a hot dry year.
Hmm,I wonder where the dryness is staying.
Farmers are working down fields that have been wet for too long.
I have not been out taking pictures of this but I found a few from 2005
which seem to be appropriate now.
The massive thunderheads that form are truly amazing.
To see these in the sky gives one a sense of awe for the power within it.
Some of these can also generate harmful weather,which of course no one wants.
When the sun breaks trough these clouds it fills the earth with light.
Whenever I see this kind of sunlight streaming down,I am reminded of our Lords' second coming.

I am one who watches the weather closely and take note of the various cloud formations.
This dark sky was threatening rain.
Some of these dark clouds yield nothing more than some wind.

And after the rain,comes the rainbow.
Gods' promise in the sky.
I caught this rainbow one evening,just outside our back door.

Thought for today comes from Gods' word,
Psalm 8:3+4
When I consider your heavens,the work of your fingers,…
what is man that you are mindful of him.

29 comments:

George said...

These pictures of the skies are gorgeous. I like the thoughts you included as well

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: I do love that first cloud filled sky.

Barbie ♥ said...

Just the most beautiful post and what pictures of the sky!! You really took some marvelous scenes and I love how you tied everything in with that verse - yes - what is man that God is mindful of him! Great post, Ruth!

Montanagirl said...

Your sky/cloud photos are just so beautiful. Very nice post.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I like how you photographed the sun beams in the second photo.

We have a lot of rain too

Dorothy said...

Wonderful weather pictures, Ruth! Jeep and I like to watch and photograph the clouds, too. Just yesterday there were such pretty, tall thunderheads catching the last rays of the setting sun!!!

Gail said...

If you have some rain to spare, send it to Arkansas. We are burning up and dry as a bone.

D said...

Absolutely beautiful! landscape photos Ruth. The first one appears as a landscape within a landscape with the overwhelming cloud structure.

Arija said...

Glorious Ruth! When I see the light streaming down through a break in the clouds I always feel God to be so much nearer, looking down on us.

Lovely photos as always.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, Your sky pictures are fabulous. Send some of that rain down here. We are hot and dry and could use some of it...

Love the first picture --with the clouds.. AND--of course, I love the RAINBOW....

Hugs,
Betsy

Carole Barkett said...

beautiful photos, yes we are getting non-stop rain here to the weather just gets more unpredictable by the day.

Connie said...

These are beautiful photos, Ruth. Your skies are so full of activity. Great verses and so true.

Cicero Sings said...

It just may be that the volcano eruption set off a new set of weather patterns ... a possibility.

I lived in Abbotsford most of my adult life ... my Mom (96 July 3) is in a home there and I visit her regularly.

S. Etole said...

Very beautiful images ... like the scripture you have chosen to go with them.

jalynn01 said...

My favorite is the picture with the rays streaming down on the road. You are so right...it reminded me of the second coming also. Beautiful photography!! Your words appropriately added.

Diane said...

Hi, Ruth, Beautiful sky pictures. I think the sky is always fascinating - except when there isn't a cloud at all. It's fun to try to imagine what's going on up there. I always love your Bible quote - gives you something beautiful to add to your day. Blessings, Diane

Dawning Inspiration said...

What a gorgeous place!!! Those rays are spectactular -and then that rainbow - WOW.

Sharodindu said...

these shots are really great.. I love pics of sky...but liked the rainbow most :)

Sandra said...

I could spend hours just staring at skies like these. we are still in our drought, to bad we can't exchange for a while. we have had clouds just like these for the past 7 days, every day, we have had thunder and bolts of lightning, but no rain at our house, it skated around us and got some of our neighbors. beautiful photos

jeanlivingsimple said...

Ruth, Very outstanding photos! A very inspirational post.

Andrea said...

Hi Ruth, i now know why we have extended dry season than usual. All the rains were poured in your area and China too, which is now flooded in the south. Your cloud photos are so beautifully captured, these are very common sight here, meaning the long rains will not be coming just yet. We at least experience night showers for last week, but now it is all hot again. thanks for visiting my last post, at least you saw our dying and dead trees, meaning all the annuals died already, soil cracking dry and minds getting exasperated and desperate. Hmm, the rains will come here soonest and your sun will shine too! Let's rejoice. thanks.

Pat said...

These photos are gorgeous, as always, Ruth! I especially like the second one--the road disappearing in the distance and the rays of sunlight streaming down through the clouds.

Monica H said...

I love the simplicity in these photos. I feel like I'm sitting on your front porch watching the clouds go by.

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful sky pictures Ruth. So much difference too.

Unknown said...

Big clouds, sunbeams and rainbows. You've combined three of my favourite things in one post! :o) Thank you Ruth!

me ann my camera said...

beautiful clouds but the west has definitely had too much rain and so have we here in the east.
Ann

Leah said...

Beautiful picture's! I feel the same way when I see the rays of light peaking through the clouds. He's coming, my Lord Jesus is coming soon!!

Anita Johnson said...

I am visiting in Michigan this week and have much rain too. Last night there were tornado warnings, but the lightning was so beautiful. I so enjoyed your photos today...I too love when the rays of sun shine down...we always call them "God Skies"! Have a great week!

Willard said...

Beautiful sky photographs, Ruth. I love how you captured the dramatic lighting in each situation.