Thursday, June 2, 2011

Storm Watch

My backyard has a great view for storm watching and last evening there was a lot to watch.  We didn't see any tornadoes but two were spotted in the valley west and north of us.   
See more views of the sky at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

48 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Scary looking skies and the storm season has been so deadly and LONG this year! Hope they stay out of your immediate area, Martha! Your capture is stunning as always! Enjoy your day, stay safe!

Sylvia

Linnea said...

Wow! That's really scary looking. I love the drama in it, though, as long as it doesn't get too wild and dangerous. We've been having some great skies here too but I haven't been able to get out to photograph them.

Gaelyn said...

What a dramatic sky! You do have a great backyard view. Didn't think you lived in tornado country.

Paulie said...

I'm glad the tornadoes passed you by. Great photo tho!

Ms. Becky said...

ooh, I love a dramatic sky. glad you're safe though. great capture.

Sivinden said...

An overwhelming sky!

Arija said...

Your sky is magnificent just as long you just get to watch and not actually have any tornados.

Pearl Maple said...

Oh that is a heavy dark cloud adds lots of drama to the view, thanks for sharing with SWF

Ishtar said...

That's a dramatic sky! I hope you stay safe!!

Bare Mio said...

Wow, what a dramatic sky!

Carver said...

That's an incredible shot. Very dramatic and well captured.

Liza said...

It's scary but it's a beautiful shot. Glad to hear you wear safe from the tornadoes.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

ewok1993 said...

our weather has been crazy, but that made our skies dramatic, like this one.

clairz said...

Holy Smokes! We saw nothing but blue skies when we were up in Wheatland a couple of weeks ago. We would have loved to have experienced rain of any sort.

Amazing photo, Martha.

Anki said...

Very dramatic clouds

Gary said...

Dramatic but dangerous!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful in its way but so dark and dangerous looking.

EG Wow said...

Very scary looking!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Martha, what a sky! And imagine tornados that close to you! There have been some in Alberta in other years, but I've never seen anything bigger than a dust devil swirling tumbleweed down the road.
Fabulous shot!
— K

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

Karen said...

That's a dramatic sky! That would evoke some fear in me. An excellent shot.

Spiderdama said...

Wow! So dramatic and wonderful! Lovely shot

Lynette Killam said...

An astonishing shot...I just love stormy skies! This photo reminds me of a post I did a while ago of storm-filled skies in Utah. Nature really puts on a show for us, doesn't it?

Lesley said...

That is one menacing looking sky!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a dramatic, intimidating sky! Perfect setting for filming a scene from Wuthering Heights!

ρομπερτ said...

like a painting. have to admit, that i do miss such weather. please have you all a good friday.

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Fjällripan said...

Great photo from you! Thats a really dramatic sky! Its fascinating but also a little scary, a tornado can do so much damage...

Have a nice day! :)

Pretty Life Online said...

ohhhh!!! nice entry for skywatch... Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

Light and Voices said...

You are a brave soul. You didn't run for cover. Instead you photographed the moment. Very dramatic image!
Joyce M

Linda Reeder said...

That's one angry sky! Scary.

eileeninmd said...

I love this dramatic sky. Great capture. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Janie said...

Great dramatic photo! I'm glad you didn't see one of those tornadoes.

Kim, USA said...

This is a fantastic shot. But on the other hand it's scary. Good thing no tornado was form from this dark clouds. Happy weekdays

SWF

Honey at 2805 said...

Great shot of a frightening, dramatic sky.

Stephany said...

Those clouds make my hair stand on end. A remarkable capture, Martha!

Indrani said...

It is raining in the distance for sure.

Shirley said...

This is one ominous looking sky!



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forgetmenot said...

Wow, something is certainly about to happen with clouds like those in the sky. We too have had some extremely severe, stormy weather. It just comes with the Spring. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Wow, something is certainly about to happen with clouds like those in the sky. We too have had some extremely severe, stormy weather. It just comes with the Spring. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

Wow, something is certainly about to happen with clouds like those in the sky. We too have had some extremely severe, stormy weather. It just comes with the Spring. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Good exposure. It looks like a curtain is rising at the horizon.

Judy said...

Wow! That is such a wonderful shot of the storm!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a fantastic shot! It certainly captures that ominous feel!

Cathy said...

That is a really beautiful photo! What a gorgeous view from your back yard.

Leovi said...

Magnificent skies, those dark clouds are really charming and intimidating, and the frame doubles the beauty. Greetings.

Carolyn Ford said...

wow! that's awesome...quite a lot of attitude in that sky!!!

Míriam Luiza said...

Nossa! Parece que todo o céu cinzento vai cair neste lugar!

Míriam Luiza said...

Nossa! Parece que todo o céu cinzento vai cair neste lugar!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an incredible dark powerful beautiful shot. I love storms, except those that have funnels with them.