Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Floating By

Busy, busy, busy -- so here are a few pics I took the other night of an approaching thunderstorm. You can click on any of them for a larger image.



And this one is my favorite. Looks like a horse rearing back on its hind legs.


We got a lot of wind some small pea size hail and .20 inches of rain but the majority of this storm passed to my south where it spawned a few tornadoes and larger hail, but most of that happened over barren country. I'll try to get a real post up tomorrow.

31 comments:

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, this is a real post. The photos are lovely. I'd like to see some of the native plants to your area.

Travis Erwin said...

I'll try and take some shots for you and post them soon.

Brian in Mpls said...

That first one is amazing.

Jenster said...

What beautiful pictures!

Monnik said...

those are amazing pictures. What a storm season!

spyscribbler said...

Love them! So how many of us writers spent hours on our backs in the grass as kids, staring up at the clouds and seeing magical creatures, monsters, and stories?

JenKneeBee said...

wow, I love that first one.

Charles Gramlich said...

Love that Horse cloud. I certainly used to spend a lot of time laying back, looking at clouds. I used to imagine them as battle ships drifting over, or an alien fleet, or I would see great pirate battles in the sky.

Janna Qualman said...

Beautiful pictures!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Travis,

I agree with Barbara. This is a real post. Wonderful pictures!

Terrie

Marla said...

Beautiful. I love the first one. We counted seven trees down a few blocks over from us. Too much rain. It can stop anytime. We won't mind here in Indiana.

SUV MAMA said...

LOVE the pictures, T!!!

I love the big Texas sky. The horse cloud was too cool!

Ello said...

REally lovely photos! The clouds are simply amazing and you captured them really well!

Clair Dickson said...

Marvelous pictures.

Shauna Roberts said...

Great pictures! They look like paintings because the clouds are almost too beautiful to be real.

DrillerAA said...

That first pic is wickedly good. Outstanding work!

Sam said...

Lovely photos.
I think storms are cool - when they're far away, lol.

AA said...

Kinda partial to the 1st, but I see what you mean in the 3rd.

debra said...

we had an amazing storm Monday, too,Travis. Extremely high wind, hail and a lot of rain.
The clouds, in your very real post, are amazing.

Melissa Marsh said...

I can't believe all the thunderstorms we've had lately. We're scheduled to get another one today.

Love the pics.

March to the Sea said...

cool images for sure.

ChrisEldin said...

WOW! The first one is my favorite!

Lana Gramlich said...

Wow...Absolutely amazing shots!

Richard said...

I'll just parrot everyone else since I'm late to the party.

What's wrong with posting pictures? I've been known to do it once or twice.

My vote is for that top photo too.

Bina said...

Travis, that first picture is just stunning! I LOVE it! And you are right, that last one DOES look like a horse!

Debbielou said...

Fabulous pictures !

lyzzydee said...

Stunning photos, I love the sky, clouds beautiful colours, I could watchg the sky forever!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Great pictures! When I was growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, we used to have lots of summer thunderstorms. Mom and Dad and I would sit outside on the front porch to watch and enjoy the cooler weather. We don't get many here in So. Cal. so a thunderstorm always an event. LOL, two drops of rain and the local news teams go on "Storm Watch".

Linda

Beck said...

Those are CRAZY clouds! All we've had are grey skies for the past two weeks.

Sherry/Cherie said...

As you mentioned on my blog, your weather climes are much different than ours...a summer storm while strong at times rarely, rarely turns into something nasty or potentially nasty. These photographs are awesome.

texlahoma said...

The top pic is really cool, looks like a giant sea shell.