It’s early spring here in southern Oz and the weather can be very dramatic! I took this on my way home from work last Tuesday – 5 minutes before the thunder and hail was so bad we had to pull over due to no visibility and localised flash flooding…then I saw this scene 🙂 A little unnerving as new thunder cells to my left and behind me rumbling away, but in front of me this passing cell with HUGE boiling clouds – I felt very small 🙂
31 thoughts on “On a grand scale….”
We are all small in the presence of nature. Glad you had your camera – wonderfully majestic capture.
Thanks Robert – I suspect I’m the same as you, always have a camera with me 🙂
Great shot, Lisa.
You managed to capture the rolling clouds very well.
Thanks Vicki – did you get much damage from that afternoon?
I did see the damage on the TV news as I’d been at home and concentrating on writing that day.
But….when I went for a walk in the Botanic Gardens, I was both shocked and surprised at some of the big trees blown down or even, young saplings half broken off and bending down to their roots. I hadn’t felt the impact of the high winds until I saw the evidence outdoors.
W o n d e r f u l !
Thank you 🙂
Storms are a thrill for me (as long as everyone is safe). Those rolling clouds are gorgeous. Great photo and story, too
Thank you – you can’t beat a good storm!
A very dramatic landscape. Thanks for following my blog.
It’s a pleasure and thank you back 🙂
What a treat to share an appreciation of cloudsacpes!
Thanks Gary, we get some amazing cloudscapes here 🙂
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Gorgeous photo Lisa. It’s hard to believe such a beautiful scene is capable of such fury
Thanks Jude, yes it amazing!
small and in awe and wonder- I feel this so much too. You caught the feeling! Wonderful shot!
Thank you so much Cybele 🙂
Absolutely beautiful – and its good, educational even, to feel small in such a way – for we are small and, in the reality of things, we exist for the blink of an eyelid. I can remember being really frightened by vast storm clouds both on Skye and high in the Western Alps, and those feelings have stayed with me for decades. A
Thank you and I agree! We have our fair share of scary thunderstorms here (and really scary ones when we were in Queensland) but I’m always drawn to watch them. Last year a property very close to ours got a lightening strike – the noise was incredible 🙂
Oooohhhh what an ominous yet beautiful shot! Glad I didn’t look out the window at that I may have been scared witless!
That is most certainly a Big Sky – I love the composition. Boiling clouds like this are one of nature’s great sights
Thank you and I agree, yet another of nature’s great shows 🙂
In a word, WOW!
Thank you so much and for taking the time to comment 🙂
Perfect perfect, visual description of the way things are!
Very grand indeed. So glad you braved the weather for this one.
Hope your week off was great!! 🙂
Thank you so much. Yes it was (I even extended it by 2 days!!).
Good on you: D
A beautiful photo, Lisa.
Storms, drought, flood, fires. We seem to do everything on a grand scale in Oz. 🙂