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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thunderstorm

We had a pretty good thunderstorm today.  We could see it coming, and got the horses in from pasture seconds before it broke.  It started with heavy rain with some snow pellets, then changed to thunder and lightning.  Neighbor John called to let us know we were under a tornado warning.  I've never seen the sky quite so layered, just like a cake.

It seems strange to see lightning cut off

We're looking east, toward Chuck and Elisa's ranch.

I love a good storm when there's no harm done.
And we need the moisture, although
I'll be cussing if Paj
pulls a shoe.

10 comments:

Inger said...

Great captures of some strange looking lighting bolts. I've never seen them cut off like that, nor the clouds looks that way. Maybe another picture for that place that you told me about. I forget the name and I never followed through. I love these pics because they also show the wide land you live on.

Kay G. said...

"Auntie Em, Auntie Em!"
Glad you got some rain and that was lightning in the distance and not a tornado. I have experience of a tornado and it is a scary thing.
It is odd how the clouds are layered like that and the lightning seems cut off.

Lori Skoog said...

Boy, did you grab some great shots. Should give you greener pastures. Hope there was no tornado damage.

Dreaming said...

Super shots! I have never been able to capture lightning... and you caught 3! Wow!
That sky is ominous looking!

Jim said...

WOW! Were YOU in the right place at the right time to get these shots!!! Good job! And also glad to here no one was hurt and no damage. Hope Paj fared well.
did you say 'snow pellets'!

jenj said...

Amazing pics! I'm glad you guys were OK and hope you got lots of rain.

Kate said...

You guys have the craziest weather! Did your little Canon get those shots? They're GREAT!

Ruffles said...

Amazing photos! We get lightening storms where we are but not fork lightening or anything like you guys. Just big flashes.
Really great photos.

Ruffles said...

Amazing photos! We get lightening storms where we are but not fork lightening or anything like you guys. Just big flashes.
Really great photos.

allhorsestuff said...

Check that layered lightening sky out!You really got some good shots.
Yea, here ya on the loving the storm without incident...whenever there is something forcasted, I cringe a bit as my barn owners leave the horses out in all weather! Not pleasant thinking about it.

Neat of the neighbors to alert you...gotta stick together!
KK