Saturday, June 16, 2012

Clouds

It seems that we have been seeing more clouds recently than sunshine.
I do think clouds are beautiful,so today I want to share a few cloud images from the last week or so.

While coming home from last weeks family gathering,I had to pull over to get a shot of this scene.
That long cloud stretched almost from south to north,it was amazing.

The day before I headed out to the lake just at the west edge of town.
I saw that we might be in for a pretty sunset.
It was not spectacular as far as colour was concerned,but I liked how the sun spread its beams down past the clouds.


Later that same evening,as I was almost ready to call it a day,I got a text from my son,Steve.It said,Mom look east of your place.I knew that it must be good,so I grabbed my camera and dashed to the back yard.Looking slightly to the southeast,this greeted me.amazing!


I turned and looked to the northeast and I saw this spectacular sight.The sun was about to set,but as it did it illuminated the thunderclouds which were to the east.
The colours and the drama in the sky was amazing.



 Straight ahead of me were these clouds,constantly changing in form and colour.I took many pictures that day and each one is a keeper,but I didn't want to bore anyone,so I picked just a few.
The power in a storm like that is almost more than I can wrap my mind around.
We did have tornado warnings that day,and further east two tornados were seen.


Thought for today comes from the Bible:
"Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth,
who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains."
Psalm 147:8 (KJV)


40 comments:

Dorothy said...

These are great! I love to watch and photograph the clouds! Always changing and always interesting!!

TexWisGirl said...

all of them are remarkable! my favorite is 2nd to the last. gave me shivers. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Very dramatic photographs, Ruth. I think I agree with TexWisGirl about the second-to-the-last one. That's a calendar shot.

Karin said...

I could never come up with such great photos - these are amazing! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE watching the changing clouds! And the Lord God makes them all!Have a blessed week-end!

Nicole MacP said...

Beautiful pics!!

warriormom said...

Just beautiful!!!

Arija said...

Lovely skies Ruth and so well captured, particularly the second last of the anvil-shaped thunderhead.

Debbie said...

these are really pretty ruth, there is so much beauty in the sky!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, You and I were on the same wave length, weren't we??? Your last two shots looked very similar to a couple on my recent blog post... Awesome photos...

I Love that 2nd one the best --with the sun reflecting off of the water... Wow!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I think your beautiful clouds are as beautiful as sunshine. The pictures you got by looking away from the setting sun are absolutely gorgeous.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Ruth, these clouds are wonderful and majestic, and I can see the wonderful light in them. I have trouble transferring the beauty of clouds to the camera lens, so I know these had to be even much better in person. I see both pinks and golds. We have been getting a lot of unusual clouds, too. What do you account for it? I don't remember ever seeing ones like this lately. But I don't want to see any if it involves a tornado warning!!!

Diane said...

These are beautiful. Those last few are so powerful, threatening storms are awesome. Stay safe Ruth. Diane

Montanagirl said...

These are spectacular! I love getting cloud and sunset shots.

Susan said...

Great pictures Ruth...the different cloud structures are amazing!! Only God can create something that beautiful...

Sandra said...

i love the words Drama in the sky, so appropriate, and you are blessed with a son who would call and advise you to look, not many of those around these days. these are all beautiful.

Muffy's Marks said...

Beautiful shots of the storm clouds. You couldn't have found a better bible quote to fit your photos.

Janice K said...

Such beauty in the skys. You have some great pictures.

It is cloudy here today. We are praying for rain. The beautiful, cloudless days have been great, but everything is way too dry.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE the clouds! I've been seeing LOTS in my area too .... I LOVE to pick out shapes :)

Unknown said...

Ruth, wonderful! I too like the clouds, and find myself drawn to them. Especially the thunderheads! I miss the Manitoba thunder storms. We don't get them much out here. I always enjoyed watching them travel across the sky and was always impressed with the power too!
Seems we have been having more cloud than sun too. A cool wet weather to go with it. Sure hope we get some summer, it's been a crummy spring!

happyone said...

Enjoyed looking at all your cloud photos. I love clouds and I'm always looking up at them. They are all so different and beautiful.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful clouds Ruth. God's art is always beautiful!

S. Etole said...

The sky is ever-changing and ever-fascinating.

Shelley said...

You captured the "mood" of the clouds perfectly! And I loved the bible verse you included!
Hugs to you,
Shelley

Nora said...

this is a lovely series Ruth..there is something magical about clouds watching..and the time of day, at dusk it is so powerful...love the last few shots there. It is just the simple things that can give joy to a photographer/blogger.

Willard said...

Awesome photos, Ruth. I love to photograph or film thunderclouds--they are so impressive.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Gorgeous clouds! Love the light on them!

Becky said...

What a wonderful thought to go with your awesome cloud pictures. I love clouds and am forever looking toward the sky. Living about 20 miles South of Lake Erie the weather is always changing, and can bring in some interesting shapes. I find your first one very interesting.

Haddock said...

Observing clouds have become an obsession with me :-)

Cicero Sings said...

Daryl would have loved your cloud pictures - and I do too. Clouds are amazing.

Elaine said...

Lovely cloud formations!

Michelle said...

Pretty clouds...how nice of your son to send you a text so you wouldn't miss seeing that. We've had a lot of rain here, too...but no tornado warnings like you get in your part of the country. I'm glad all is well. :)

Shug said...

I have always been amazed by the clouds...you just never know what you're gonna get...but one thing for sure, they are always beautiful.
have a blessed day

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Hi Ruth, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind message. Your cloud photos are lovely. I've always enjoyed watching the clouds as they move across the sky creating shapes. This spring we've had a lot of late afternoon thunderheads forming, and at the end of the day, they take on the color of setting sun. Just beautiful! I love the Bible quote you used. It's perfect!

Hilary said...

Each of these is so beautiful, Ruth. That perfect light and the softness of the clouds. And of course you were there to capture it. Thank you for that.

Anita Johnson said...

This was just beautiful, Ruth! We haven't had rain in over 2 weeks, but our clouds have been pretty too!

Rick said...

Great cloud shots, Ruth, and love those rays and the reflection of sunset on the water. (I too can get a bit carried away when there are spectacular cloud formations - and also keep most of the photos for myself).

Unknown said...

Nothing better than the Lord's artwork!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Ruth I have to say all these photos are fantastic. I enjoyed viewing them all. I think my most favorite is the first image. What a great landscape composition. And I always appreciate your thoughts of the day.
Hope you are enjoying the first day of summer. Well I guess it isn't official until around 7pm but it sure is hot here in my part of Ontario, Canada, but I am not complaining.
Have a great rest of the week.
Dianne :)

Mary said...

Wonderful photos of the clouds! So dramatic and beautiful!

Pat said...

Oh, Ruth, these are spectacular sky shots! I especially like the last photo with its layers and layers of clouds from dark on the bottom through pastel oranges and golds to ivory on the top...and with a lovely gray-blue sky above them all.