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Friday, June 13, 2014

stormy weather ~ June photo challenge





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!

Blessings,
Pam

43 comments:

  1. Pamela what fantastic photography!!
    Love the rainbow!

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  2. Love, love, love the promise after the storm...wonderful capture of a rainbow. You sure do get some wild storms up on your ridge and you can see them.

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  3. These are terrific and I adore the one with the yellow clouds! Great capture! It has been storming like crazy at our place for the past couple of weeks. I've been taking pics here and there with my iphone. No opportunities for serious photo shoots.

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  4. Great rainbow photo. It is rare to catch a full rainbow. Usually I don't have a camera handy and I am on the rod. We have lots of flat open farm fields around and that's where one has to be to catch a great full rainbow. You did well. Have a good week end.

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  5. Really enjoyed your post, Pamela! Extreme weather seems to be common in your area. We are having a heavy downpour right now but it looks like an all day kind of pour. : )

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  6. just beautiful! glad the tornado did not cause more damage. scary stuff, but amazing skies, too.

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  7. Amazing photos - that first shot is breath-taking!!

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  8. You got some ice shots - really like the 2nd one and one of the rainbow.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Your weather photos are just stunning, Pamela!

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  10. I love that rainbow picture!! And I have to confess, that snowy pic makes me miss the snow already :-)

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  11. Wow what awesome shots...wouldn't think of a snow storm...but then it doesn't snow in Florida...which is ok, but sometimes I kinda miss the fluffy white stuff..... The second one though...that gold color...how awesome! Great post!

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  12. Wonderful shots, Pamela. The double rainbow is a fitting end photo for all the storms that precede it. The yellow clouds do look eery, but beautiful, too. I hope you have a great outing to St. Andrews By the Sea.

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  13. We don't have those big thunder storms out here, Pamela, and sometimes I miss them. We get very high winds - high enough to stop the ferries. I love the rainbow shot!

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  14. I love your stormy photos. I seldom shoot bad weather but I have to say perhaps I should give it a whirl. We have our fair around here for sure.

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  15. It's always wonderful to be rewarded with a rainbow after a storm!
    But I had to hide my eyes at the snow storm, Pamela, I'm still having flashbacks of the last winters never ending snow!

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  16. Nice collection of talent, Pam!...:)JP

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  17. I know that eerie golden/greenish colour of the sky well from the only tornado that hit our area back in the 80s. I was driving home from work and it was like I drove into a twilight zone - and then the rains came!
    I'm glad you thought of a winter storm too Pam, the skies might not be as photographic, but we sure can get heavy blowing snow storms. Beautiful rainbow.

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  18. Wonderful photos. I like the last the best--such a beautiful capture. But each one represents a different variety of storms,and I know you have a lot of "weather" there! Have a good Father's Day weekend!

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  19. What an amazing rainbow! WOW! And I like looking out the window of the car and seeing the hard rain. We have a couple of photos that are similar...how neat is that! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  20. Bela fotos!
    Você tem uma bela seleção de tempestades e nuvens.
    Um abraço!
    Beautiful photos!
    You have a beautiful selection of storms and clouds.
    Hugs!

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  21. Lovely photos, I am joining in this month and will be posting for the challenge tomorrow.

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  22. Your storm photos are amazing and like us, you get all sorts of weather. Enjoy your outing over the weekend. Hopefully you won't encounter any storms.

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  23. Wonderful photos ! I shuddered at the winter one though lol ! Thanks for sharing have a good weekend !

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  24. Those golden clouds are magical! And the rainbow is so vibrant. You've got a couple of beauties here.

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  25. You certainly had me checking the text to see if the snow storm was recent...lol.

    Great shots of some pretty bad weather.

    Jen

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  26. These are stunning, Pamela!
    I had a scary drive in the snow last winter...reminding me of why I never drive in snow...so I can imagine your drive to church and back in such a storm.
    I absolutely love the rainbow, the sign of God's promises!

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  27. Great photos . . . I hope you are outdoors right now taking pictures of the moon!

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  29. Amazing storm photos Pamela.
    The first one is great, just looking at it makes me shiver!
    The snow plough one is incredible too - how on earth you drive anywhere in those conditions amazes me!

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  30. It is interesting to see all your storm pictures. We were woken just after midnight last night by the most horrendous storm going on, thunder, lightning and rain like I have never seen before. I don't know if you have ever seen any film of a monsoon in India, but the rain was coming down like that, the road outside our house looked like a river the water was running so fast. It was a shame that because it was the middle of the night it was too dark to photograph! I hope that you don't have any more storms like your last one for quite a while, just nice gentle rain from time to time when you need it!! xx

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  31. Awesome clouds in the second photo! And the rainbow is beautiful!

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  32. I love that rainbow photo! You have captured stormy weather very well!

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  33. Well, there is no way I could participate in that photo challenge.

    Your pics are wonderful. My favorite is the yellow/orange sky.

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  34. Great stormy shots, Pam! Glad to hear you are safe and sound! The golden clouds shot is amazing beautiful!

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  35. Beautiful skies. I love the first photo, it really captures the theme. Rainbows are always a treat.

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  36. Oh those yellow storm clouds are so beautiful- but quite rightly scary too- we've always got an eye out for the basement when we see those.

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  37. WOW you have the best weather stories out there on your side of this country. There is always something going on and your beautiful photos caught the changes perfectly. Hug B

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  38. The gold clouds? Not sure if I've EVER noticed them before in my neck of the woods -Gorgeous !
    The winter storm looks all too familiar though LOL
    Beautiful photos Pamela ( as always )
    XOXO

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  39. Amazing photos, Pamela! Especially the yellow tinted clouds and the full rainbow! We ahev also had unusual rainy weather this spring but I love it as it has made our area very green and beautiful!

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  40. Great shots Pam! You really caught them at just the right moment. Love that glorious rainbow after the storm!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. Sigh...that rainbow is gorgeous! Such a great shot.

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  42. Oh dear...that snowstorm one sent shivers down my spine!
    Love the rainbow♥️
    Enjoy your week Pam!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  43. Awesome pictures
    A beautiful rainbow always gives us hope

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