This month's Photo Challenge at Donna's blog - A Personal Photo Challenge - is Stormy Weather.
The above photo was taken from inside the car between wiper blade swipes during a torrential downpour in a thunder storm last July. We were on unfamiliar roads in rural New Brunswick going to a friends for a barbecue. The rain eventually let up but not before a very rare tornado touched down a few miles away from where we were. Thankfully no one was injured but trees and barns came down and things were tossed about.
Sometimes there are stormy skies that don't materialize into storms. This was one evening last July at home. We were sitting on the deck and enjoying the evening when the clouds took on a very eerie yellow colour. The clouds were amazing and the colours made us and the backyard almost glow. It was at sunset/dusk. When I posted the photos last July several commenters stated that these kinds of skies could produce a tornado or severe weather event. The clouds eventually turned pink but no rain came.
From summer rain storms to winter blizzards ~ we get it all here. This photo was taken on
Dec. 30, 2012 during a heavy snowstorm. We were on our way to church, which was cancelled once we got there, and met the road grader about 3 km. from our house. It was not a pleasant drive!
I have a lot of photos of stormy weather so it was difficult to choose favourites for this post.
Torrential rain on May 26, 2013
I will share an extra photo that shows a promise after the storm. This was taken May 26 after our first thunderstorm of the season (above). It was still storming farther east but the sun was shining over us and a beautiful double rainbow appeared over the valley.
I hope you will join us at Donna's Photo Challenge. I'm looking forward to visiting the other participants and seeing their stormy photos.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend without stormy weather. It looks like a rain event for us here but Sunday sounds like it will be sunny and warm. We are going to the coast to
St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea for the day.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads that read my blog!