Uprooted Magnolia

Hot and Dry

Posted in Nature, Photography, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on August 8, 2011

Welcome to fire season.
Whenever lightning strikes, I like to say that God is taking our picture. Well, the heavens became the paparazzi Saturday night on our way home from town. The sky was lit up all around us and it was frightening. We met up with the Sheriff and a couple volunteer firefighters on the road and they told us a fire had been spotted in the hills. We drove all around and couldn’t ever find one. Yesterday morning we got a call that a tree had been struck and there was a small grass fire. And it was in one of our meadows. Yikes! Patrick dressed in his gear and went out and helped put it out. It wasn’t very big and was easily controlled. A little later, we got another call about smoke spotted in the hills. We took a drive looking and sniffing for smoke but never spotted anything.
The thing about these storms is that they happen in the sky. The rain doesn’t reach the ground, it dries up before reaching us. But the lightning hits the ground creating the fire danger.
We have a little more than a month of the hot and dry temps. So here’s hoping for some cool and wet storms.

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  1. Emad said, on August 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Excellent Capture !


  2. Lenore Diane said, on August 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Stunningly beautiful.


  3. wherewander said, on August 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

    what a beautiful scenery, even if the rain does not reach the ground it´s fantastic to see!


  4. Watching Seasons said, on August 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Love the color in the clouds!


    • leahyetter said, on August 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

      I know! Purple is my favorite color, I couldn’t believe the intensity in those clouds.


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