Just Another Storm in Oz Land

I raced to beat this storm home after work tonight, barely making it. I had about 10 minutes to snap a few quick photos; if you click to enlarge the above photo, you can see the wall of rain close to the horizon coming our way!

About an hour and a half later, after a driving rain that dumped 1.5 inches on already saturated ground, this is what it looked like near our pond. It was overflowing all over the place, of course, but the sun came out for about 3 minutes while I was there and made the water look like glass.

29 comments:

  1. Im still waiting for you to send that my way hehe

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  2. I love a good storm, the like of which has been all to absent here this summer, we need rain!

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  3. What fabulous pictures! Before and after - just glorious!

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  4. Great pictures - at least you got something positive out of the nasty storm with your camera.
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx

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  5. That storm sure looks intense! Great shots!

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  6. Oh wow, the pictures are just amazing. I LOVE storms!! What a difference in the two photo's, you wouldn't think they were taken on the same day!! Amazing difference.
    Take care and thanks for sharing the great photo's with us!!

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  7. WOW! Scary looking. We usually don't see ours coming because of all the trees here.

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  8. All right, all right. quit bragging! You know it doesn't rain here in sunny Ca. I haven't seen any rain since Jan.! I need to see "liquid sunshine"!!
    The fire season here I hate to even think about that this year. And you go and have a "thunderstorm!!" I remember them yep. That right I'm from Texas where the thunder shakes the earth like an earthquake. Now I am in Ca. where the earth quakes without rain.

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  9. Just like those sunrises/sunsets, and clouds, you can't beat those storm/afterstorm moments! Hmmm. Could it have something to do with our fascination with NATURE?

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  10. What an amazing contrast in photos taken only a short time apart! Mother Nature really is a wonder!

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  11. Wow! We could use that rain here in the mountains! Great pics! I miss you! How's work going?

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  12. This second picture is just gorgeous! I just love how fresh everything looks after a good rain.

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  13. I'm glad you rushed home - otherwise we'd have missed a chance to see this. As far as I can tell the dogs seem to think that a growing pond is a good thing!

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  14. You did good getting that storm. And after all that rain, the sky and the earth were beautiful!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  15. Love that second shot! It almost does not look real!

    Misha

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  16. As I said on twitter, that is one SCARY sky!

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  17. Oh, yes. The calm after the storm. Beautiful picture of the clouds. Received some rain today. Such a lovely day to have rain. We so need it.

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  18. Love that 2nd photo, it's beautiful

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  19. Great shots! Glad you weren't drowned in the storm!

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  20. Love how you can see forever ~ great shots!

    We ended up with about three inches rainfall out of that storm.

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  21. What a contrast between the two photos. Those cows don't seem to be the least bit bothered by the impending storm; it almost looks like a tornado is in the making! Very dramatic! I prefer the "calm" before the storm to the calm after the storm!

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  22. OG: Be careful in Oz, you know what could happen if a twister comes along. You could end up in the land of Ravenna.

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  23. Great photos! Hope work is going great for you! :)

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  24. Brilliant pictures... I always love the feel of fresh air and the cleansed plants and trees after a rain.
    Nice blog. Do drop into mine when time premits..
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