Thursday, November 6, 2014

SkyWatch Friday - Mounting Storm . . .


The sun had set and all these lovely clouds
were thickening 
with an occasional flash of sheet lighting


the light here is from hidden lighting in the cloud
that lit up our road and paddocks

at this stage I was not yet worried,
I was waiting for my grandson to return from
his evening run
and the lightning was getting nearer


when it was this close with a few big bolts
hitting the ground
I was getting anxious


it was flashing all over the place
and the rain started to pelt down as well

it was a very long eight minutes until he returned
sopping wet, a perfect conductor and moving target
as well.


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37 comments:

  1. Glad your grandson got home okay. A lot of drama in those skies. Beautiful!

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  2. so glad he made it safely! you're right! very dangerous, indeed!

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  3. Wonderful, stormy skies and terrific captures as always, Arija!! And, yes, I too, am glad your grandson got home safely!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  4. The skies look like it cold rain soon.

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  5. Such beautiful skies, I am so glad your grandson made it home safely!
    Hugs,
    Merisi

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  6. I am glad your grandson returned ok. Love the dramatic and stormy skies.. Great photos, have a happy weekend!

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  7. I am so glad that he was safe. Love those skies - and would really, really like some rain.

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  8. Beautiful photos! I like the blur and tones in the pictures!

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  9. dramatic skies. glad he returned safely.

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  10. Wow that was quite a storm that formed...

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  11. The sky is very dramatic but it's scarey to be close to lightning.

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  12. A very pretty scene, but it's not good to be out in thunderstorms. Every year people are struck where I live.

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  13. What fabulous stormy skies. I'm glad the runner returned safely!

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  14. Beautiful shots, I'm glad that he made it home safely.

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  15. what a worry to be out in lightening. We were camped in tents during several hours of lightening a few years ago. To say that I felt vulnerable was an understatement. I love the processing you have done on this road image. Beautiful.
    Have a lovely week, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    1. All taken with my iPhone, without any processing at all.

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  16. I think I would have panicked too. Glad he is back and safe.

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  17. Lightning storms can be very scary! Glad everyone was safe!

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  18. Arica that is so scary! Tell that "kid" no more runs when there is a possibility of lightening storms! I'm glad you had the presence of mind to take these beautiful pictures.

    Sorry for the name misspelling, but I am on my IPAd and if I go back to correct it, I will lose the whole thing I know.

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    1. Hard to tell a 6'4", 24 year old . He has a mind of his own and then some.

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    2. I know exactly what you mean and I was being silly when I said to tell him .... That didn't work with our grown kids and certainly not with our grand kids! But we want them to be independent. ( don't we?;))

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  19. Some beautiful lighting and landscapes despite, or perhaps because of, the coming rain. I see that OUT FOR A RUN WITH LIGHTNING FLASHING ALL AROUND YOU has been used as a tag for this post, so presumably you're expecting that headstong grandson of yours to go out on further stormy adventures.

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    1. John, he was just going for a 'short' run and was going to out run the storm. Unfortunately 'short' meant 5 miles.

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  20. Not something that I associate with Australia but great pictures.

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  21. Hi! It's nice that your grandson came home safely. Your first photo is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Those are very dramatic clouds and the text is dramatic as well. I'm gflad it came to a happy end.

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  23. Thank god he made it home safely, wet but, alive and well. Beautiful weather shots though.

    Just Fluttering Around

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  24. Ah! lovely frame....wonderful shot...:)

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  25. I like watching lighting.
    Coffee is on

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  26. We had a huge lightning storm here last week - all four of us needed up in the same bed!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  27. great shots. I love skies like this.

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