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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 above us. It wasn’t long before it completely surrounded us!


The sight was amazing, but there was no room to safely pull over and snap pictures. So I stuck my camera out the car window as we cruised along through the mist. 
My camera has been though a lot.


The storm was fast moving, so it never blinded us completely. But there were a few scary moments where we could hardly see!



Something silly happened while the storm was approaching.. My hair started standing up!!  The electricity in the air maybe? It was strange. 


We almost didn’t drive up to the mountains this day because of the impending storm, but I am so glad we did!  

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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, and another storm is on the way.


But sometimes it passes us right by.




Summer is a strange season.

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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 purple and blue.






It was an exciting end to the holiday!

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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 to take what is probably the coolest photo I will ever take.

And then as the sun set a few minutes later, the rainbow was suddenly gone. 

Have you ever seen a lightning rainbow?