Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Fury and the Beauty Of Nature

This last summer has brought us a variety of weather. On one of those stormy days, my son,Steve and I headed out to see if we could get some good shots.

The sky looked pretty angry, so we felt that some good opportunities would present themselves. 

We found a road seldom travelled and set up, hoping for lightening shots. I am very much a novice at this, but still got a couple of images that I am happy with.


Those dark rolling clouds looked good, even without lightening.


Off to the north, we could see the edge of the storm.


One last lightening shot. Of course I would have preferred a bolt that was vertical, but this is what I got.



Maybe you prefer the gentler side of nature, so I am including some flowers captured at the English gardens.
I don't have a name for this one, but it does look like a Queen Anne's Lace.



Water Lilies are always an attraction to me.I can't pick a favourite here. 



I really like the added reflection in this shot.


This is a False Spirea.I really like those soft and gentle looking plumes.



As we transition from summer to fall and then winter, let's keep in mind that each season has it's own beauty.

To God Be The Glory1


19 comments:

Robin said...

Ruth, Amazing images! That was definitely a dramatic sky!
We had our first storm of the season this past couple of days! Not so bad but we had lots of wind and a lot of rain!
Started on the first day of Autumn! Just like the switch was clicked from Summer to Fall!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What amazing storm shots! The lightening ones look so professional! And one is purple! The sky; I especially like the dark sky with the bar of light at the bottom. Beautiful water lilies, The deep red is my favorite.

Marie Smith said...

Your weather shots are incredible. The skies you captured were quite angry looking and the lightning is a bonus.

The blooms lift my spirits. Thank you.

happyone said...

Those sky photos are amazing. Great captures!!
The water lilies are stunning.

photowannabe said...

Spectacular captures Ruth.
Love them all!!
Sue

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wow, Ruth! Such great photos of the lightning! I've never managed to capture that before. Beautiful! Love the stormy skies and the flowers too. All so beautiful. Love the water lilies. I only have the white ones on my pond. Such a variety of beauty...all from our wonderful Creator God. Thank you for sharing. Now I need to run outside and take some pictures of our sunset! Toodle loo!

Linda W. said...

Great photos of the lightning! That's hard to photograph. Liked your pond lily photos too.

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Ruth- Spectacular photos there- capturing lightning must be hard to do. Those Pond Flowers are so perfect- Water Lilies in the Fall- just beautiful. Regards. KEV.

Hootin' Anni said...

Really, really incredible. Beauty in ALL.

George said...

I really like your pictures of the gentle side of nature, but the storm clouds also have a fascinating beauty.

Rose said...

I have never captured a lightning strike. So I would be extremely happy with either of these. I so love that sky in all its glory. And the flowers/water lilies are gorgeous!

Rose L said...

Such ominous clouds! I always love seeing water lilies!

Susan Zarzycki said...

Lovely photos thanks for sharing these. I have yet to capture lightening and it's on my long bucket list of photo shots. I do have a few water lilies. That red one is just too pretty!💖

Aritha said...

I prefer flowers. But, when I am at home, I like storm too.

Debbie said...

i love a good storm but only if i am at home!! those images of the lightning are awesome!!

gorgeous flowers as well. that flower is queen ann's lace, just in case no one confirmed it!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is so nice that your son accompanies you on some photographic jaunts, Ruth! The storm and lightning photos are very dramatic to see!

I love the water lilies photos, too. They are always such beaut iful colors!

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous drama in the sky!

Shug said...

Some very interesting photos. I really like the lightning photo.

E. said...

wow, those clouds look so angry. but great for picture taking. so amazing. i love the sun peeking through. awesome!! ( ;