Monday, May 18, 2020

Sunset, Thunderstorm and Rainbows

A few weeks ago, I went out, hoping to catch a pretty sunset.
The sunset was pretty, but it gave me some extras. I was not prepared to have a thunderstorms it was still early in the season. But the thunder could be heard, first in the distant and then became louder, as the lightning flashed across the sky. There was some rain, but not a lot.

As the sun was setting the western sky turned orange, but those dark clouds were filling the sky.

 There was a fair bit of drama in the sky that evening.

You can see the rain, highlighted by the setting sun.

When I turned and looked towards the east, I saw a beautiful rainbow.

Back to the southwest, was one large cloud that caught the light of the setting sun.It was spectacular.

 When I thought it was time to go home, I had to pull off the road and try my hand at capturing the lightning. I am not an expert at this and would consider this a lucky shot. Whatever the case is I'll  take it. Hopefully that during the course of this summer I get to try for more shots like this.

God's Word speaks of lightning and storms in Jeremiah 51:16

When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.


  1. Ruth, Your pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty. Have a blessed evening.

  2. WOW those pictures are awesome. Each one is my favorite!! That rainbow is incredible!!

  3. I'd say you captured some magnificent photos indeed!! They are all magnificent...but that! That is hard to catch!! Thanks for sharing pictures of God's power and majesty!

  4. WOW, how on earth did you get this awesome lightening shot? I am impressed! Of course that is my favorite shot, followed by the third one.

  5. These photos are wonderful. Awesome yet comforting in many ways.

  6. These are all absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. Wow, all of those shots are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

  8. amazing and amazing again. i love the lighting strike best of all and 2nd is the clouds below the rainbow pic. awesome shots, all of these. everytime your blog opens i feel good because the ferns in the center of the header draw my eyes right to them. i love ferns.

  9. Spectacular shots. Just gorgeous too. The power of lightning captured like that...

  10. lighting and rainbows ...what amazing moments to get there. wow wee! love them. i love that your family is caring on the photographer gene ...that is just awesome!! what fun. a great hobby. keep sharing please. ( ;

  11. Wow... Talk about being in the right place at the right time!!!!! Love all of these photos.... AWESOME. We saw something similar one year when we were at Pisgah Inn....


  12. Oh my goodness Ruth. Each and every one is beautiful & moody!

  13. Oh, my! I so love much beauty here! And love the lightning...Congratulations! I think it is awesome.

  14. i'm not so sure that lucky shot was lucky, wow! these are all so pretty, mother nature is indeed magnificent!!

  15. Wow, that lightening capture is terrific..I haven't managed to do that yet.
    Love your sunset shots and the dramatic cloud highlighted.
    Beautiful and I especially like the scripture reference.

  16. LOVE the lacy look of te trees against the sky in the first photo. I also love th lightning! I have yet to capture one like that!

  17. Spectacular collection made even more so with those last two photos!


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