Friday, June 13, 2014

Stormy Weather ‘Photo Challenge’

We experience a weather pattern here in Florida in the summer time. Big beautiful storm clouds blow up in the afternoons.

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Sometimes they give us showers but just as often as not, the rain misses us.

We drove right into a storm on our way home from the beach a couple of weeks ago. We had to pull into a shopping center and wait for the heaviest rain to pass. There was no way to avoid it!

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Life gives us ‘stormy weather’. We don’t any of us escape it in our lifetime.

Thanks for hosting this fun challenge Donna. I’m keeping you and your hubby in my prayers and praying for so many more of my friends in blogland.

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We all want to see the rainbow and happy times return.

Join us for this ‘stormy weather’ challenge HERE!

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It’s always fun to visit everyone in this challenge.

Do you have some photos to share?

54 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, amazing pictures, love the Rainbow, beautiful, Blessings Francine.

Diane said...

What gorgeous photos! Life can be very challenging, can't it?

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Yes I do - selfies.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Donna said...

Gosh that second shot is spectacular! Our lives are very stormy right now. Been at hospital ER for over 14 hours now. Waiting for regular room. Jim not doing well. No sleep for me either. Not sure if and when I will be able to post.

Montanagirl said...

Awesome photos - That first one wins the prize with me!!

Jane and Chris said...

I think a lot of us are needing rainbows right now!
Jane x

Vee said...

Yes, praying for Donna and Mr. Jim especially as they wait for a hospital room right now.

Beautiful cloud formations and a wonderful double rainbow. I also appreciated your closing thoughts.

Donna said...

P.S. Thank you for the prayers and participating in the challenge!

TexWisGirl said...

powerful but beautiful!

ann said...

Without the storm clouds there would not be sunshine. Beautiful cloud photos. We have had our share of those big billowy thunderheads. They gather late in the afternoon and sometimes mature into storms, but often head east toward the wheat fields on the plains. Love double rainbows. Hope you have a wonderful week end.

Janine Marques said...

Always a pleasure to visit you my dear sea firend love the photos :)
Hugs Nina

Janine Marques said...

Love the photos my dear sea friend :)
Hugs with love
Nina

Susie said...

Diane, Beautiful photos. I love sky pictures, almost as much as sunrises and sunsets. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hello Diane!

I am so pleased to meet you!

I have been sipping my coffee and becoming acquainted with you this morning! It is going to be so much fun keeping in touch with a friend in the opposite corner of our country!

...it looks like you are both adventurous and crafty!

...and an indulgent grandparent!

(I feel very comfortable here!)

Florida is always on the weather radar! Your images are breathtaking!

I love the name of your blog!

Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you so very much for popping in to 34th Street and leaving a comment!

withLove!

Veralynne Malone said...

Yep, Florida does have a way with rain storms....I live in Fl too, on the west coast just north of Tampa. So we are both going through some rain storms. But it is that time of season.

Love the one with the white cloud in the middle....great shot!

Pondside said...

I've been enjoying these 'stormy weather' posts. Those clouds, piled on top of one another are beautiful. We don't see skies like that on our coast.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your storm cloud skies Diane. The first photo is really neat with the white cloud over the black ones. I hope you have some sunshine on the weekend. Hugs. Pam

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You definitely have the prettiest skies. Love those puffy clouds.

Teresa said...

Awsome pictures.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Wonderful photos of the sky. You certainly captured some great shots.

Karen

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Both fabulous photos Diane. The second makes the clouds appear so low that one could reach up and grab a handful of fluffiness.

Marie said...

Lovely place! I remember those summer rains...we actually have that same situation here in AZ too but we don't get the green! :-)

Marie said...

Really gorgeous photos!

Acorn to Oak said...

Great photos! Looks like it was quite a storm! Glad it ended with a beautiful rainbow. :-)

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful pictures. Now, we also have a period of storms. A few days ago there were heat and then violent storms, rain and flooding homes.
Beautiful sky and clouds.
I send greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia

podso said...

Once again you've given us some beautiful cloud photos! And a great rainbow. Have a nice weekend!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Beautiful pictures! This sounds like an interesting challenge. I'll go check it out! Have a great weekend!
Sherry
xoxo

Musings from Kim K. said...

Truly amazing photos. Have a beautiful weekend enjoying the weather!

cynthia lee designs said...

Beautiful photos of the sky!!
Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice shots - thanks for sharing them with us. Thanks for the rainbow.:)
Love that picture of the pasture and horses in the last post - so pretty.
Enjoy your weekend.

LindyLou Mac said...

Wow, those are impressive clouds! I am joining in this month and will be posting for the challenge tomorrow.

Blackberry Lane said...

Very dramatic photos. I am thankful for blog friends to share the good and the bad times.

Sam I Am...... said...

I am a weather "geek" and watch the weather channel a lot! LOL! I love clouds and storms as long as no one gets hurt and my sump pump doesn't stop working.
Beautiful pictures!

Nancy Vance said...

My goodness! These three are great! The perspective on the second one makes a stunning photo, and the double rainbow is hard to catch. Great photos!

Cheryl said...

These are fabulous photos! I feel like I could touch those clouds...and I love that you captured the rainbow!

cucki said...

Oh dear...
But so beautiful
Hugs x

BeachGypsy said...

love your photos this time ESPECIALLY THE GORGEOUS RAINBOW!! so pretty!

Nancy's Notes said...

What incredible photographs!
Nancy
xo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your first cloud photo is spectacular and scarey as there's definitely a storm on the way Diane!
I had to dig deep in my archives for this particular challenge!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Diane,
I love these pictures and how you have captured these glorious storm clouds. I have always enjoyed watching storms roll in, listening to the clap of thunder and the smell of the rain.
Thank you for sharing these moments in time with us today-
xoxox-
Jemma

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

I love your photos and your sweet comments! It is always so great to visit you here in blog-land! :)

Kathy said...

Stunning contrast in the black clouds and white clouds. Great shot!

Linda Walker said...

I love a beautiful rainbow after a storm! Great photos as usual Diane!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Belas fotos! O grande céu com pesadas nuvnes da segunda foto ganhou o meu coração! Parabéns!
Um abraço!
Beautiful pictures! The big sky with heavy nuvnes the second photo won my heart! Congratulations!
Hugs!
Egléa Senna

Debby Ray said...

Whoa...those are some awesome looking clouds, Diane...great captures! Love the double rainbow...beautiful gift from above!

Chel C said...

I love taking photos of clouds, all unique and the colours are always so many different shades. Wonderful shots xx

Jeanne said...

Wowza! You really nailed it. These are great.

Carol Z said...

Love your rainbow. We had storms yesterday, morning and evening. I was out for the morning ones, but happily heard the thunder safely in the house. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Angela said...

No storm is complete without the rainbow at the end right? I like the way you chose to put these photos together- they read like a series.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hello Diane! We all like a nice rainbow. I would love to see one soon.
Here the weather is going a bit crazy as well. It was boiling hot till yesterday. I really mean hot. And today it is all grey and stormy like. I even managed to get caught by a downpour.
Anyway, thank you for your regular visits and your kindness.
Giant hugs from your French friend.
Arlette@Thammie TheDollMaker.
Ps: I love your black cats and I can't wait to see your dollies with the more fun patter you are working on.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beautiful clouds!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful billowy clouds and then boom, a storm. Great photos, Diane, and great thoughts about the storms of life.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I concur. Your photos are stunning Diane, and your words equally so.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
These clouds are very mysterious and pretty. Did I ever tell you that I believe when we see a rainbow it is a gift? I just received a gift here on your post, so for that......I sincerely thank you.

love,
~Sheri