Wednesday, July 23, 2014

reconnect with nature....the seemingly innocent sunset






....that exploded into one of the most epic, lightning-flashing, bone-shaking storms I've ever witnessed. Reconnect with nature, indeed!

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural world around us.

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  1. absolutely gorgeous… I love the color contrasts between earth and sky.

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It's just so beautiful in all directions out there....I can't stop taking pictures!

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  2. That first picture, like wow!
    Really,mall of them are beautiful.
    And then, kaboom!
    Great!!

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    1. Yes, that's right. MALL of them. ;)

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    2. Yes, sister, MALL of them led up to the most massive storm I've ever had the pleasure of being stuck in! xx

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  3. those rays in the second photo.
    and the last one, those colours.
    so beautiful, your capture of the storm.

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    1. Thank you. It was just so beautiful, the clouds, the sunset, the thunder. The only thing that worries me is the lightning, but we sat out the storm in the truck!

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  4. stormy sunsets are spectacular! we had a lesser version here last night-- after an intermittently cloudy/clearing day the sun backlit all of the clouds over the mountains before it descended.
    where are you? I'm obviously new here and don't yet have a clear idea of your geography... seems wide open and wild! I've seen far too many acres of this agricultural valley I live in fall under the blades of bulldozers, one of many reasons we feel so protective of our little acreage and thankful for the conservation easements around us that prohibit commercial development.

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    1. These photos were taken in southern Utah. It's wild and rugged and completely untamed....kinda like me! : )
      Like you, I tend to feel very possessive/protective of this land. The land and I, we belong to each other.

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  5. great photos, lighting storms are such a powerful demonstration by nature

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    1. Thank you. Lightning sure can be powerful....scary too!

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  6. So beautiful!!! I've never been to Utah. It's so wonderful to be able to see all of the photos that bloggers post of other parts of the country and of the world. It almost makes me feel as if I've been there. Almost!! : ) Have a fantastic weekend!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. I LOVE Utah. I also love bringing you along through my photos! Some day you'll have to visit this amazing place in person! xx

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  7. Weather! Glorious, wild, will-not-be-tamed weather! I love a good summer storm.
    xx

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  8. Coming back to comment on this post.
    What a great series of photographs, but l had to laugh! The lengths we go to so we can reconnect with nature.....even enduring bone-shaking storms huh? ;) Yes indeed it's lovely to reconnect with nature, and then there are other times where l am very grateful for the shelter of our homes!
    I love storms too. Even as a child l remember watching them roll in, with my mother yelling at me to get inside. Only a few have really scared me, but they were very severe...full of power and almost anger...rolling across the landscape.

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    1. In retrospect, it really wasn't all that innocent of a sunset....I just can't help but want to experience every moment of the storm rolling in. The air changes.The light changes. I become one with the rain, the wind, the thunder.

      I grew up in an area with hot, hazy summers and more than our share of tornadoes. I spent way too much time in the basement, waiting out the storms. I do believe I am making up for that time now!!

      Thanks for commenting on these posts, I love to see you here! xx

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