Storm Clouds to the West

Stormy June

June 29, 2013 Nature, Sky, Weather 0 Comments

We’ve had a stormy June here in the Atlanta area. There have been a lot of great clouds and stormy skies. This shot is from a couple of evenings ago when storms passed to the east and to the west but never quite made it to where I am. I love the summer time pattern of late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. I love the way the sky darkens and everything seems to calm down before the rain moves in. To me it is so peaceful. It’s not so peaceful when the storms come with hail and high winds and knock down a bunch of trees on your street (like we had a couple of weeks ago…power was out for just over a day). But still…it’s my favorite part of summer.

Snowy Night

Merry Christmas!

We don’t get much snow in Atlanta, so this is a picture from almost two years ago.  We got quite a bit (several inches and some ice, which brought Atlanta to a screeching halt) of snow in January 2011. I was actually off work for an entire week. It was lovely.

No sign of snow so far this year and the long-term forecast calls for a milder than normal winter, so I might not be seeing snow any time too soon. This snowy scene will just have to tide me over until the next snowfall.

 

Gorgeous Sunset

October 16, 2012 Nature, Sky, Weather 0 Comments

Just a few photos from a gorgeous sunset last week.  I noticed a warm orange glow in my parents’ backyard one evening (the house faces west).  I went out front and was greeted with this scene…

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