Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Stormy skies and God's protection!

Sunday night the winds were becoming stronger and stronger until they reached 55+ MPH with gust up to 70+.  This is the sky we saw as the winds grew stronger and stronger.  [The weather channel warned of high winds.  Why do they call them high winds if they are on the ground too?  High winds would be a problem for aircraft?]  The clouds were moving and changing so fast that pictures I took a few minutes later were 'boring' compared to this dramatic image.  [Very little post processing done in Lightroom 2.0.]  The border and text was added in Photoshop.

Although the image contains tremendous color, it does not display the beauty we saw painted in the sky that night.  The second image image is a black and white version of it.  I added some matting in Photoshop to 'enhance' the image.

Although we were without power for the first part of the week, we suffered no damage.  Earlier in the summer, my wife had the trees close to the pool removed and a few tress up the driveway.  No doubt if they were not removed we would have received damage in some manner.  One of the trees removed was near the power line that comes into the house.  {Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.}
There was a tremendous amount of debris in the pool which we cleaned out by hand Tuesday night.  We 'cranked' up the heater and spent the evening cleaning out leaves and acorns.  
We thank God this wind storm did not occur in the winter [when a power outage could have been disastrous without heat] or associated to any 'water'.  No blowing rain, sleet, hail, or snow occurred which reduced the after effects of the wind!
Have fun and enjoy the beauty of life!

1 comment:

Ginnie Geater said...

one of your prettiest sky shots yet. i love the colors. you are so blessed to have views of the sky like that.