Friday, June 12, 2009

Skywatch

I've been away from blogging due to several interruptions in the regular schedule, specifically my oldest son is visiting, Luc had two allergy reactions this week, and a few other instances.

In trying to figure out what is causing the allergy reactions, we noticed that both dogs were eating leaves from a small tree that had grown up just inside the yard fence. Maggie never gets anything whereas Luc is another story. We decided to cut down the tree as well as some smaller starters and the grapevine. We allowed the grapevine to grow along the fence line because it looks pretty. Suffice it to say that it is hard, sweaty work in very humid temperatures.

The humidity finally came to an end yesterday evening with this sky:
I grabbed this photo from my camera's video. It is a bit grainy, I know, but loved capturing the lightening.

The night sky was a magnificent lightening show that went on for 3 or 4 hours. Finally, we got about an half-inch of rain. You would have thought we would have gotten at least 12 inches by the looks of the sky and subsequent show, but then we've learned to be grateful for every drop.

Until next time, God bless.

8 comments:

chicamom85 said...

I think the pictures are beautiful. I love a stormy night.

Anne

Rae said...

They are great photos. Hope you are enjoying your son's visit. I also hope that Luc starts feeling better- poor baby.

Donna said...

Lovely photos! We've been having some big thunderstorms here lately too!

Lynn said...

It has been lightening here again tonight since about 7:30 PM. It is now 11:20 PM. Hope we get some rain.

I wish both photos were better; don't know what I did. I was pretty excited, though, about capturing the lightening.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful photo of the lightning, great looking sky.
I love a good thunderstorm, we have storms in the forecast for the weekend but looks like they are going to stay close to the mountains.
Hope you get some rain out of yours.
Judt

Lynn said...

As a kid, I was terrified of lightening. Now, I marvel at it.

Mary-Austin said...

Love stormy pictures.. you captured it well.

Daisy Soap Girl said...

Beautiful pictures. I can't keep up with you. LOL Everytime I come back to your page, there are more great postings.