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It Was a Dark and Stormy Morning....

I left at six thirty, the sky was overcast, it was warm and humid. But no threat of a storm at least at home. I stopped to get the car filled with gas. Once I finished, I hopped back in the car, waiting at the traffic light...the lightning was flashing, the windshield was showing signs of some sprinkles here and there. Once the light turned green for me, I accelerated and...bam! The clouds opened up and buckets of rain fell.*  I had a difficult time seeing in front of the car. I drove on. By the time I got to the causeway bridge, I left the storm behind me. Once at the 1st access road and on the beach for sunrise, I looked behind where I had come from....To get to the islands I had to drive through this storm....



....and the sky at the west was ominous, and the sky over the Gulf to the east was beautiful!!!






I took out my lensball....



I left...drove to Port A and saw these sights along the way. The heavy, dark clouds remained spotty and the sun tried its best to win the contested storm front....



Rainbows were seen oftentimes when it would clear off now and then and the sun peeked out from the clouds. I walked with my umbrella in my hand [more to protect my camera] and then...headed home.

* This storm is NOT Imelda that hit Houston yesterday.  It was about a week prior.

34 comments :

  1. Oh, what gorgeous photos, Anni! It always amazes me how violent weather can produce such beauty. You were very brave in forging ahead despite the impending storm. You were rewarded with some wonderful sights. Thank you for sharing them with us. Love, Andrea xoxo

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    1. It's always pretty AFTER the storm.

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  2. Having the sky open up on me like it did for you probably would have made me turn around. Good thing you aren't as wimpy as I am...lol YOu got some fantastic shots

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    1. Around here you can usually drive a short way and get out of the storm.

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  3. I just love the clouds!

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  4. You have such an eye for beauty in every situation. I love those clouds, too. Glad you got out, but also glad you got home without incident. :-)

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  5. Hello, beautiful series. I love the clouds, trees and rainbow! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

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  6. Such extraordinary and breathtaking photos!! The rainbow is beautiful, too! Have a grnad weekend!

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    1. Glad to know you enjoyed the day trip thru the storms!

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  7. this is so much like what we see here often. look one way and see storm and another and see bright skies. I love that about being here and would love your neck of the woods also... often I will drive through a storm and out and back through another in a 10 mile stretch of road.. all of your photos today are stunning. my favorie is the one just above the first ball photo. the one with the waves rolling and that gorgeous sky

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  8. How different it can be during and then after a storm. Really great captures of the kinder gentler day plus the angry one. Stay safe.

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    1. Indeed, lots of anger in those storm clouds

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  9. I just hopped over from Rose's blog and so glad I did! What a beautiful blog you have! I love your ominous clouds! I think I would have turned back! :~)

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  10. What a special treat! The skies are so gorgeous and varied. Well worth it for driving in the downpour. My favorites are 2, 3 & 4 in the first collage.

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    1. The whole morning was a good outing for me.

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  11. Fantastic pictures. You know I love those sky scenes.

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  12. Wow Anni! You were rewarded after driving through the storm. Gorgeous skies, clouds and rainbows!

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  13. Weather is crazy! With all the rains around - we have not had ANY at the ranch and we are in a burn ban - it's so dry!
    Your photos are gorgeous! That orange sky seascape would make a great painting!

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  14. Oh that lone tree shot got me hard! Beautiful series.

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  15. OMG OMG was exactly what we said, just like your comment on that itsy bitsy teen weeny frog. he made us feel Joy

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  16. Anni what breathtaking photos...I will certainly be glad when Hurry-cane season has passed.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  17. Oh, I so love the sky shots. And what are the birds in the next to the last photo????

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