Gossamer Tapestry

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Retreating Storm


Bluff Spring Fen - June 21, 2008

Last Saturday, I feared that the field session of my butterfly ecology course would be ruined by a thunderstorm. Just as the class was scheduled to begin, the sky began to clear, and offered this very dramatic view of the retreating storm.

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26 Comments:

At 16:17, Blogger Luke Wiley said...

Looks like a bad storm. very nice shot!
My Sky Watch Friday post

 
At 16:20, Blogger Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

 
At 16:35, Blogger Rose said...

I like the shot, but I bet it would really be amazing if it would enlarge quite a bit!

 
At 16:36, Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for helping to make Sky Watch so popular and special. I hope you enjoy your Sky Watch as much as I do.
Tom

 
At 16:46, Blogger me ann my camera said...

Butterfly meadows are most wonderful places in the summer. Lovely photo.

 
At 17:07, Blogger Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Great picture. It's very atmospheric. I can almost feel the storm coming.

 
At 18:06, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I love the way gray skies make the green glow!

 
At 18:08, Blogger Steven and Aisha said...

Glad it didn't rain. :) It's a really good shot! Glad you could share it with us!

 
At 19:35, Blogger Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely photos! Hope your field trip went well.

 
At 20:41, Anonymous Jenn said...

That's a dark sky! But the whole picture is still beautiful.

My SWF picture is posted HERE.

Hope you could drop by, too! Thanks!

 
At 03:15, Blogger Petunia said...

The colour in the shot is spectacular:) It is so dramatic and nice at the same time!
Well done!

Petunia's SWF

 
At 03:17, Blogger quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm so happy.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

 
At 05:04, Blogger cedrorum said...

I love the juxtaposition of the green against the dark gray in that shot.

 
At 06:19, Blogger Dr. Know said...

I am so dissapointed -- The butterflies are in severe decline here, what with the new development and all (filthy carpetbagger developers). I even built a nice native plant garden for them to visit, but I've seen maybe three leps all spring. It's waaay past time to move from this horrible place.

As for the sky shots, here is one of my favorites from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ciao!

 
At 12:35, Blogger AphotoAday said...

Very tranquil shot of the storm moving on.   Hope you had a great day researching butterflys.

 
At 13:55, Anonymous Tommy V said...

great greens in the picture

 
At 15:15, Blogger esnorway said...

nice shoot

 
At 16:17, Blogger For The People said...

Cool post for SWF

 
At 20:51, Blogger JC said...

Great picture. Have a great weekend.

 
At 03:05, Blogger John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

 
At 19:10, Blogger AnneKa said...

Great photo for sky watch!

 
At 01:09, Blogger Marvin said...

It looks as if you were very lucky not to get very wet.

 
At 01:54, Blogger Ur-spo said...

i miss midwest storms.

 
At 20:02, Blogger Doug Taron said...

Thanks to all who stopped by for Skywatch. Within an hour and a half of that photo, the sky was completely clear.

 
At 20:13, Blogger BentonQuest said...

Storms out of nowhere! You just have to love the midwest weather.

 
At 20:02, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Doug, beautiful! Don't you just love those slate colored skies? Have a great trip!

 

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