A Drive Through a Cloud

These are some more photos from a day on the Blue Ridge Parkway last year when when we drove through a storm cloud. The Blue Ridge mountains are tall enough that when the storm clouds descend, the mountain tops become engulfed in the cloud. As we drove along, a storm rolled in and began to settle […]

After the Storm

Storms come quickly and unexpectedly in the summer.  It rains violently for a short while,  then the sun returns as if it had never left.   The sun may be shining bright, but the sidewalks have turned into lakes.  Evidence of the storm that raged just moments before. Suddenly the clouds begin to condense again, […]

Lightning City

On July Fourth after our party was over, we decided to go to the top of a parking deck downtown to look for fireworks in the sky.  Even better than fireworks was a big lightning storm rolling past! The storm stood ominously at the edge of the city, lighting up the sky in shades of […]

Night Rainbow

One evening, after some heavy thunderstorms, a night rainbow appeared. The sun was almost completely set, and the sky was lit up a bold shade of red.  I’d never seen a rainbow in such a dark sky before. Lightning was flashing all around.. I managed to hit my camera shutter at just the right time […]