Saturday, September 06, 2014

The Face of the Storm

As the days shorten the sun leaves just a little earlier, giving me time to finish dinner and hurry to the dock to see what the sky is talking about this time of year.  There are people who hang on to the very last hours of the summer sun pretending fall is not chasing in their wake.


Eventually the sunset is a peaceful palate of beauty.  


Sometimes just over your shoulder you can hear the deep throated growl of a late summer storm (or a pretender of one) that hangs out and shows his cool new autumn clothes.


And sometimes I can see the face of the storm itself!


14 comments:

joeh said...

That last one looks just like the cloud is about to blow like crazy. Great shot!

Celia said...

Your sunset picture reminded me of when I was a little kid, I thought that Heaven was hiding behind those marvelously colored clouds just showing us a little of what was really there.

messymimi said...

The most magnificent colors come with the sunset!

Hilary said...

Oh these are just gorgeous. You get the beautiful sunsets.. we get the sunrises. Between us, those are the most perfect times of the day. Thanks for sharing your beauty.

Jenny Woolf said...

I used to love pictures by Maxfield Parrish that always seemed to have these kind of colours. Beautiful images.

Red said...

You convince me that fall is a time of beautiful change.

Brian Miller said...

ha. cool face in the cloud...
i am looking forward to fall...there are hints already but summer is getting its licks in...was smoking hot today...

Linda Reeder said...

Wonderful photos!

barbara judge said...

Love those photos -- storm watching is so emotional it seems. I always am amazed with the various sky shows that appear on a regular basis -- barbara

Snaggle Tooth said...

Nifty pics! Great cloud head/face- almost like the "Mummy" movie effect!

Always good to have time for a free sunset show-

We had severe t-storms going thru, but just missed here. Still saw some lightning, but no water for the plants yet.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful photos. not feeling fall here yet though there are a few signs of it's eminence.

Mage said...

Just marvelous. :)

Granny Annie said...

Are those all your own photographs? Love the face of the storm. Magnificent!!!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful skies, excellent photos.