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I can’t stop the rain

Me, looking at map and at clouds: We’ll need to stop in Moran. I can find something there to put in the foreground.

Patient Spouse:

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Taken by Storm

 

Sometimes we’ll go an entire spring season without any storms to speak of. This is not one of those years; between where we stopped for this shot and our house (80 miles) we:

  • saw this storm
  • skirted a storm that had a tornado
  • pulled off the road to let storm ahead of us move out of the way
  • saw power poles just a block from our house leaning over from wind
  • made it home just minutes before yet another storm hit

It was one of very few times in my life when the weather has frightened me.

near Clairemont, Texas
photographed 5.23.2020

Crepuscular

The clouds were particularly cooperative that night, giving me (among other gifts) these crepuscular rays in a cloud as it hovered above the Apostolic Gospel Church.

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Building Up

It’s been a stormy spring – literally as well as in many other ways.

Moran, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

Storm Lion

Those clouds seemed nicely fluffy and white and photogenic when I stopped to get them posing behind a stone lion. Later that night, however, in a town 120 miles away, hailstones were so large they crashed through roofs AND ceilings and landed on the floor. And in another direction, about the same distance, a tornado caused damage in a small town. I don’t think the lion knew what was going to happen, but I guess you never know with stone lions, do you?

Albany, Texas
photographed 5.22.2020

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