Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Skywatch – thunderstorm at dawn

Tuesday , 5:45 a.m. The swallows were making a racket on the front porch. Rosebud was at the screen, making noises at the birds. Smooch was standing on my legs, making noises at Rosebud. It was pointless to stay in bed any longer. I opened my eyes and screamed pretty loud. A rare morning thunderstorm was heading our way, and I had never seen such beautiful light. I did not get dressed, I did not brush my teeth, I did not feed the animals. I ran out the door with my camera.





When the beautiful light faded and the rain started, I went back in the house and started the morning all over again. And I made sure to thank Rosebud and Smooch for waking me up and making these pictures possible.

To see who else might have woken up early to take pictures of the sky this week, check out the links on the Skywatch home page.

42 comments:

  1. These are breathtaking to say the least.

    They almost look like a wildfire in the distance, lovely shots....just beautiful....

    I so wish I lived is a place like you, beauty all abound.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. That has to be the absolutely most beautiful sky, I have ever seen!
    Thanks Smooch and Rosebud for the wake up call, so we could all enjoy it!

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  3. Gorgeous Linda! Thank Rosebud and Smooch for me too. How much rain did ya get?

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  4. WOW, those are absolutely amazing colors ... whatta way to start the day!

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  5. Sailors would be taking warning, er, if you weren't landlocked. Beautiful! Did you get any rain or just watch from a distance?

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  6. Gorgeous!
    Storm (and sunset)light always strike me nearly mystical!

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  7. I personally want to thank Smooch and Rosebud for waking you up so we could all enjoy the approaching storm. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful photos. Very dramatic,certainly worth getting up for.

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  9. Thank the critters for me also. Great pictures.

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  10. beautiful,incredible colors, kind of takes your breath away, can imagine what that was like in person.

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  11. -->Visiting from Bossy's site...Beautiful pictures!!

    www.WebSavyMom.com

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  12. Oh my...!!! Absolutely stunning!

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  13. Lovely, lovely shots. Aren't we lucky?

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  14. I don't think I've ever seen a thunderstorm in the morning. Outstanding. Gorgeous. Mother Nature is pretty awesome and a bit of a show off at times, isn't she? :o)

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  15. Truly awesome! Does this mean you will have flowers popping up from the big rain or does rain happen enough that it's not a special desert event?

    Gorgeous. How about an extra treat for Rosebud and Smooch as thank you from us?

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  16. Oh my, that's almost more color than one knows what to do with!! Love the sweep of the distant rain, too.

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  17. This is why we love to live in New Mexico! All that sky, and those occasional visitors, the clouds, combine for beauty the likes of which I've never seen anywhere else.

    Thanks so much for posting these wonderful shots.

    SVG

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  18. Oh wow!
    These are some of the most beautiful sky photos I've seen.

    Fantastic colors!

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  19. Since none of us could see you in your nighty or smell your morning breath I would say it was all well worth it. The colors and the drama are fantastic! Well worth the early morning rush out the door! Views like this would inspire me for days!

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  20. Wow. These skywatch pics are nothing short of amazing. The last one is definitely my favourite, I am in awe.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  21. you've trained them perfectly...isn't that a wonderful accomplishment?
    absolutely stunning sunrise captures. the light is perfection!
    have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Just beautiful photos! :)

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  23. Now that is really lovely. What part of N.M. do you live? It is a beautiful state.

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  24. That is exactly what I would have done. I agree with you that is some sky.

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  25. Wow! Awesome skies, the first is just amazing!

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  26. One of the most beautiful thunderstorms ever!

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  27. Wow, you captured such brilliant colors in these shots!

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  28. Wow, those are some amazing pictures. Very beautiful and the storm is impressive.

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  29. not getting dressed was worth it...I love the whole rich wild colorful series...Wonderful shots. Have a great weekend. Happy Sky Watching.

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  30. Wonderful SkyWatch Friday post!
    Joyce

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  31. A most dramatic start to your day! Fabulous skies and I love your fence.

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  32. Glorious skies. Great shots.

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  33. OMGosh! Awesome! I am so jealous of your sights. These rock. I just can't believe how lucky you were to catch these! Did you kiss your camera once you uploaded them to your computer?
    Sigh, am I the only one who does that? LOL!

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  34. Looks like the sky is on fire!! Amazing!

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  35. Wow! Worth getting up for!

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  36. WOWZA. Your photos are amazing and encouraging and gorgeous.

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  37. Wow! These are breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Those are some great photos! The colors are amazing. Thanks for getting up early to get them!

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  39. Wonderful photos. The light low on the horizon looks almost like a fire. I'm so glad I stopped to visit.
    Marnie

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  40. Wow! These pictures are breathtaking!

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