Before the Storm

I was working in the backyard when I started hearing thunder in the distance.

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I kept my mind on taking pictures of any cooperative insect, like this damselfly. It was so small, and the sunlight overpowered its colors.

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The ever-present widow dragonfly perched for its turn to pose.

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These are the last flowers on the clump of butterflyweed. I will miss it.

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For some reason, I didn’t expect to see a praying mantis.

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Thunder announced the approach of the storm cloud.

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The sky continued to darken, and lightning flashed occasionally.

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And then sheeting rain fell. The thunder and lightning completed the experience.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. What a striking set of photographs, I almost felt that I was there with you.

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  2. I love summer storms. I used to sit out on the covered porch and watch them when I was a boy.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature that you observed! We all need to take a few minutes to enjoy the beautiful moments in our lives.

    Reply

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