Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ominous Clouds

When I look out my studio window in the front of my house, I see one of the mountains in the range of mountains that surround our area. This morning I looked out to see these very ominous clouds. I wasn't sure what to expect ~ they were moving quickly. Fortunately, all we had was some wind, heavy rain and a little lightning.


Yipes!





The really dark clouds have moved on, but we are still having very cloudy weather. The rain has stopped for now ~ we've had our fill and we would be happy to see some sunshine. The sun is trying hard to peek out from under these grey clouds.



This is the view from my living room windows in the back of the house. Those ominous clouds rolled right over the house, gifted us with large heavy sheets of rain, and left puddles behind for the birds to play in. I like a friendly Spring thunderstorm, but when I see clouds that dark, swirling above, almost in my front yard, I get a little bit nervous.

Thankfully, all is well.

8 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow Audrey, almost looks as if a tornado was forming there. Great shots. xox corrine

yoborobo said...

We've had some interesting weather, too. Those ARE ominous clouds! Outside, right now, it is very windy. I hope we both get some sunshine soon! xox Pam

Marilyn said...

We are to get rain tonight & off & on the rest of the week!! Typical northeast spring!
Beautiful photography....
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

AUDREY!!!
That is a classic tornado taking form before building the debris shield that makes them dark....OMG!!!
You need to send those photos to you State NWS on-line---they would find them of interest in storm research.
HOLY CRAP GIRL~~~STAY IN!!!!

XXOO~~
Anne---stormchaser....
(vert word *flyarib*---ya think if you'd been caught in that????)

PeregrineBlue said...

i don't blame you about the fright. they almost looks like a tornado ready to change in shape and direction. we had a big big cloud here last week too and i had to stop and look at it twice, thrice, becasue first thought was, yipes, never seen alarge cloud.
blessings friend!

Annotated Margins said...

Yipes is right! Those are some awesome, ominous clouds.

martinealison said...

Des photos étonnantes... j'aime le jeu de ces nuages...
Bisous

vicki said...

Audrey - you captured these storm clouds beautifully - I think the dark clouds can sometimes be so amazing to behold - another wonder of nature. Gorgeous photos!

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