Thursday, May 19, 2011

After a Storm

We have been having unusually stormy weather lately, but the clouds cleared enough for a walk and some pictures before the rain returned.
The flower is Dichelostemma multiflorum, called "wild hyacinth" though other plants go by this name elsewhere.

See more sky views at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

32 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

beautiful photo!

Veronica said...

GORGEOUS!!

Sylvia K said...

I think skies like these look even more gorgeous when you've had mostly stormy, gray ones! A gorgeous capture, Martha, and I know it was a welcome sight! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sylvia

fredamans said...

Gorgeously beautiful! :-)

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/05/thisway-thursway-no-102-is-also-sky.html

La said...

Fantastic viewpoint.

It isn't stormy here, but we've had a steady rain most of the past two months.

EG Wow said...

We're experiencing dreary weather with occasional pretty breaks too. The clouds in this photo look amazingly similar to those outside my window right now. Those purplish flowers look interesting. Do you know what they are? They must be wildflower peculiar to the West as I don't think I have ever seen them before.

Gary said...

Great shot Martha!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

I love clouds like these against the blue sky. Gorgeous shot.

Denise said...

I love how you have composed this absolutely gorgeous photo. Wish I could step into it.

Carolyn Ford said...

I LOVE the camera tilt on this...beautiful composition and sky!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic view with lovely cloud formations.

Liza said...

Beautiful capture.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Janie said...

Lovely photo. I really like the purple flowers against the sky.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful photo of a great summer sky!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF!Have a nice weekend and enjoy it!

Kim, USA said...

This scenery is awesome. Thanks for sharing!
SWF

FjÀllripan said...

What a beautiful sky and pretty flowers. Great photo!

Carola said...

Beautiful, these clouds, and in front the green gras and the beautiful flowers. Great shot.

ewok1993 said...

those clouds are really gorgeous. finally blue skies for us.

Karen said...

Lovely puffy clouds and I like the flowers in the foreground. A great shot.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Beautiful! We have the same theme for this week-- after the storm. Mine however are rainbow shots!

And I have a series of shots of the FIRST EVER RAINBOW TO APPEAR IN CENTRAL WI SKY. I hope to see you at my page!

Inger-M said...

A beautiful shot of lovely scenery!

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful cloud formations and i like those flowers.

forgetmenot said...

Great shot--I love the "slant". Beautiful clouds, sky and foreground flowers. Mickie :)

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Ebie said...

The sky is always big after some stormy rains. That's what's happening here in the southland.

Nice composition.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I always like big towering storm clouds, and the low angle is a nice change of view.

Splendid.

Stewart M - Australia

Irene said...

Gorgeous shot ... I've never heard of this flower so I had to look it up. It's beautiful!

Light and Voices said...

Lovely, just lovely sky post this week. Fantastic flower too.
Joyce M

Barb said...

Great perspective on this shot, Martha! I'm being blown away here in San Fran!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful picture. A walk between storms is wonderful! Reminds me of Oregon.