Thursday, September 10, 2015

Storm!

We've had several heavy rainfalls recently, usually as lines of thunderstorms crossed southern Ontario along a cold front.  The other night I was out driving when I caught one, and I had my camera with me.

The dark clouds sort of snuck up on me surepticiously, til I suddenly looked out the side window and realized what was happening.

A white halo of light from the sun around the top, but very dark clouds approaching fast underneath!

Made for some striking cloud patterns!

I stopped to pick up the dog, turned around and headed home.  Shortly I saw the downpour had begun to the north.  There was even a bit of yellowy light at the back corner, a sign to watch for tornado winds in my mind.

It mostly passed me by though, as I was heading west and it was heading east - fast.
I turned away from the storm at the village of Rocklyn, and headed south to home.  But behind me I could see that there was going to be some pretty heavy rain!

By the time I was home 15 minutes later, it was clearing.

And in a short while we had a gentle sunset.

Not very bright colours, but quite the contrast with the storm of an hour earlier.  All in all pretty typical late summer/early fall weather, except this year it means the grass just keeps growing!  At least it's turned colder here, pleasant fall weather for getting things done outside.

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22 comments:

  1. Powerful stuff. Makes me realize how very small and unimportant we are.

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  2. Whoa. I am amazed at those sky shots, and glad you were not in the line of sight. Love the peaceful sunset at the end, too. :-)

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  3. What dramatic clouds! Love your last few photos of the colorful clouds at sunset.

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  4. A great little series of pictures. Good thing you had your camera with you.

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  5. Lovely captures of such dramatic skies. Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  6. Dark clouds, then the shaded sunset, every one shows how the skies can change so fast .

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  7. Wonderful blog and amazing photos.

    Xo
    Dagmar

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  8. Very dramatic sky!
    Pretty sunset!

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  10. Fascinating! The sky can be your friend or foe.

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  11. it is fascinating, no other word for it. and then in a span of moments, mother nature changes her mind and brings us a gorgeous setting sun.

    such dramatic images, only mother nature can produce. lucky you to be able to capture it!!!!

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  12. Wow, awesome dramatic sky. Great series of photos! Have a happy weekend!

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  13. amazing change in such a short period. very nice captures.

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  14. you did well! I love stormy shots of the skies - superb!

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  15. Wow that is some stormy looking clouds!! Great job capturing them.

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  16. Having lived in "tornado alley" most of my life, one does learn about all the sublet colors that act as warnings. Excellent captures of the storm.

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  17. beautiful captures. there's nothing quite like the sky after a storm has passed.

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