Thursday, September 12, 2013

When the Storms Come

Here in Montana extremes in weather are the normDSC02728.  They roll in and out frequently with some being quite severe…even tornadic while others simply look amazing and do very littleDSC02729.  Usually our severe weather season is from the 2nd week of June through July.  This year we had some surprisingly strong storms in SeptemberDSC02730.  They came and very quickly hit us hard then past off to the eastDSC02731.  The evening light made them particularly spectacular to witnessDSC02733.  The lightning was intense as was the wind, rain and hailDSC02734.  Some places were hit quite hard but for us it was just an intense showDSC02737.  Seeing the paper the next day cover what some endured let me know just how blessed we were.  Some really suffered while for us it was merely a passing thingDSC02738.  Leaving in its sullen way off to the east to trouble someone elseDSC02739.  I stand humbled by God’s protection and faithfulness to us.  Remember the storms of life that pass you byDSC02740are often the destruction of other people.  Thank God for grace!

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  1. I have learned much about Montana from you. Your photos captured the intense-ness of the storms.

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    1. Glad to share it with you Toodie...without the danger. As you may know I'm a fan of your storm pics as well...not to mention the video.

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  2. A great job on the photos Joe!

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    1. Thank you Beth, I appreciate that. I think this is finally the last hurrah of summer.

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  3. Thank God for grace indeed, Joe! Your photos are just gorgeous! I love storms...well, I love the sound of the thunder and the sound and smell of the rain.

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    1. I thank you for your comment my friend. Storms are such an awesome display of power aren't they? I'm totally with you on that smell!

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  4. Weather is interesting, always a conversation piece. We are dealing with surplus moisture now. It raises havoc but it passes, leaving damage behind.

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    1. Weather remains one of my favorite subjects for photography. Lately it seems to reflect the turbulent times we live in.

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  5. Wow Joe that's some serious hail. Do you get a lot of snow in the winters there?

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    1. We do get some serious snow usually Keith, I guess I don't mind but when the snow is heavy and the bitter cold (below zero) is here it's not just inconvenient but it works on even my cheerful personality ;)

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  6. What awesome pictures. So glad you didn't get big trouble from the storms. Feel so for those people in Colorado and their flooding.

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    1. You're sure right about Colorado! That is absolutely horrific. We are located in an area unlikely to flood for the most part...I count our blessings.

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  7. Amazing skys and that hail is so big.
    Its beyond beautiful here right now and Im having an awful time getting out with a pinched nerve. Darn it. Happy to enjoy what you captured and just yesterday I was thanking God for giving me a chance to learn from the storm I walk though and thanked him for the grace hes given me , also the time to sit in praise. Have a blessed weekend Joe.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about that nerve. I have one that troubles me from playing guitar :(. Have a blessed weekend as well Lisa.

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  8. WOW I hear that great music and see those photos and I am IN the moment you took them. Amazing sky shots..God does paint some wonderous views sometimes.. Thanks for posting them, Hail that large must do damage when it hits!! Take care :-)

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    1. Thanks so very much Carol Dee, not sure you'll always like my music...it's sort of a random sample of what's on my iPod at the time but I try ;) Storms remain a favorite subject of photography for me...the sheer power of them always blows my mind. God bless and keep you my friend.

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