Friday, July 03, 2009

Here comes the rain again


What kind of sky do you see?



Looking on the dark side our sizzling mini heatwave will be over this week. It's been a corker. Who needs a holiday( actually I still want one of those) when you have had the blazing heat at the back end of the month of June. On the other hand... It's going to persist down with the watery stuff tonight, rain that is, bucket loads. Storms are forecast for later so it's get the washing in time, secure the bird feeders and close the windows. You can feel the hot, sticky, humid air hanging heavy. This is a lemonade day. The light in the clouds and the sliver of blue sky hint the sun is out to play, but the silhouette of the trees and the ominous threatening grey clouds creeping in on the left suggest it will be a washout sometime soon...



....The cloud though swung by. Laden but not ready to drop her load over me just yet. That was earlier. I just peeked out the windows. The back patio windows are blazing with bright light. The front windows have a darker cooler tone filtering through. There is a warm slight breeze encircling the house. I can sniff a storm over Snaefell a mile off and this smells like storm spirit. Batten down the hatches but not before I get my camera.



If you click here you can see Snaefell closer and what it is.



75 comments:

Erin said...

a stormy hello to you.
hope you get everything in order before it hits.
we had one pass by last evening but not drop a thing over us but further on up it was windy and hailing UNREAL.
beautiful capture.
have a good weekend.

Torsdag said...

The sky is good to us, not to my garden, hope you will enjoy what will happen the next days.

Sylvia K said...

Does look stormy! Terrific shot! Don't get too wet! Have a great weekend, hope it does rain the entire time. This is our best time of year and it does make up for long, wet, cold winter!

Alexander said...

Great play with the contrast. I think it is a beautiful day played down by the contrast. So for this photo I will say it is a stormy day. Going to rain soon I guess. haha...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Tom said...

Excellent clouds...
If you get a storm... please blow it over this way. It's still very hot hot hot... :O)

Tom
Mines Here

Luiz Ramos said...

A beautiful sky indeed.

Hyde DP said...

It got dark earlier tonight and we are awaiting the rain hoping it will be not so hot afterwards - 10pm and we are still waiting in the heat.

Life with Kaishon said...

Our skies look like this all the time this summer. I love it. So pretty. Fantastically pretty!

Babooshka said...

Alexander-It's beautiful day being threatened by clouds. Shot straight out of the camera, no adjustments, but you can't get this on auto has to be a manual setting. You regulars will no what I'm on about.

Hyde and Tom. I'm blowing as hard as I can.

RuneE said...

I didn't like this weather forecast. That kind of weather tend to continue across the North Sea...

Pam said...

Maybe it will pass through. A nice downpour is needed here. TOO HOT!

Sue said...

I enjoyed your writing and photo. Have a great holiday weekend!

Gail's Man said...

We could do with some here, cool things down a bit. Difficult to sleep and very headachey at the moment.

Pearl Maple said...

Nice photo for sky watch full of all kinds of drama brewing, hope you enjoyed your sky watching today.

Daryl said...

Rain rain go away and please do not come again for many a day

Jon, Ramsey said...

It's still dry, no storm. The air is thick. 2hrs before it hits max. Thanks for the other Snaefell link to compare.

Wren said...

The photo conveys the menacing feel of an approaching storm. I can almost smell it approaching, and I'm sure I can feel the wind.

Esther Garvi said...

Impressive sky!!

Hildegarde said...

Waiting for a storm here too, plain rain I hope and no wind storm. I wish it will be a safe storm for you too.

mountain.mama said...

Very dramatic sky. Snaefell looks beautiful, what's the elevation?

Babooshka said...

The rain has just started and already the atmospheric pressure has lifted. Sending it over to Tom and Hyde.

Tash said...

Any thunder & lightning? The storm clouds are super gorgeous.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Storm looks like it was getting close. Nice shot.

alicesg said...

Nice photo shot. The weather is better these days over here. No so hot and humid. Have a nice weekend.

Carver said...

What a wonderfully descriptive post. I feel like I'm there with you after reading this. I love the shot. There is so much variety in the sky.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sounds like you definitely have some photo possibilities ahead.

I'm surprised it has been so hot there in June. I'd have thought the weather would be moderated by breezes off the water. Hmmmm.

Glennis said...

A storm is fast approaching, better get indoors soon. Nice post I like the tree on the side in the foreground.

Babooshka said...

The storm hit about 30 mins ago. Internet connection went down. Terrific thunder and lightening. Back on for now but sure connection will go again soon.

Lew said...

I hope that at least you have cooled down a bit! Nothing worse than wet heat and a closed house.

TCKK said...

Great picture // hope it cools down for you!

Gaelyn said...

Looks like the skies around here lately, except no high heat or humidity, and not very much rain either. Yet I love the smell right before rain comes into a country. And also the fresh after. Plus thunder and lightning is exciting.

Anonymous said...

It's kept me up. In Onchan roads flooded.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are beautiful clouds, but you can't always trust a pretty face. Keep your slicker handy!

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: I so enjoyed the sky before the rain, what a nice capture my freind.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Not as if you need to read another comment!!!!...but your photos always draw me in and then I am compelled to read what it is all about...an addictive place here.

Anonymous said...

A mixed blessing.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I see a dramatic sky that is angry about something!

slim said...

Yes, that is a very dramatic sky. We had two people struck by lightning yesterday in the Boston area . . . just reminds us of who's boss.

magiceye said...

this one is a wower!

Pietro said...

What a dramatic sky. I like so much this photograph!
Happy Sky Watch!

chrome3d said...

The sky is full of hope and the miracles only the Earth can give you.

Olivier said...

les nuages sont superbes
clouds are superb

Dusty Lens said...

nothing like a good rain to keep my tomato , basil, rosemary, and sage plants watered. Then followed by hot humid sunshine. There is relief in the lemonade mixed with gin.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Looks like a mound of ice cream. Thanks for the visit and have a nice weekend.

Regina said...

That's a great one!

Reader Wil said...

It definitely looks very threatening! Impressive photo. I would be glad if this heatwave is over and normal summer weather is on its way!

Mo said...

Think we are due to have a share of it today. Will be a relief from the humidity. Be ok we get clouds as pretty as these.

Kerrie said...

Great photo but I for one am glad that the heat has now passed for a while. I work in an office which can only be described as a caravan and we have all been cooking on gas mark five.
I dream of taking photos like that.x

Hyde DP said...

10.23 am it has just hit here. There was a bit of thin sun earlier. Now it is bouncing off the roof and I've just shut all the windows - the automatic rain-sensor on the kitchen skylight doesn't work.

Just had a huge flash of lightning so think I'll switch the computer off now.

Ida said...

Great shot!
I love your own description here! :)))
Beautiful!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Calm Energy said...

Love how you captured the impending drama!
We must have called all the rain clouds over our town and left a few for you!
Hope all who need rain, find some relief and those, in the N.E. of the USA find some sunshine!
Oh no... I think I hear more thunder!

~Maria

Mediterranean kiwi said...

you've got a great synthesis of colours in that photo
love the way the blues and blacks are combined with the white and grey

Baruch said...

Stormy & dramatic - nice capture!

Tanya said...

I can smell the rain in this photo! Have a great weekend :)

Sarah said...

I love this shot - great photo!Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! S

auringonkukka finland :) said...

thank you when you visited the home village of pages and beautiful photos here! nice weekend:)

Boise Diva said...

Summer storms, I like 'em!

Anonymous said...

Better a storm wash away the blues.

Sanna said...

Beautiful shot! =) We are finally getting some cooler days so that we can start functioning again. And I do know that what we consider too hot is normal in other parts of the world. =O

Dewdrop said...

falling on my head like a memory...

Love your description... lemonade day.

Ken said...

Brooding I'd call it.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

You are very poetic this week, Babooshka. That isn't a sky you would want to stop and argue with, is it! Thanks for visitng my alien invasion!
Janice.

Lisa Wilson said...

Very cool!!!

Gattina said...

Beautiful but menacing sky ! One thing the whole world has in commun is the sky !

Louis la Vache said...

Spectacular sky, Babooshka!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

What kind of sky do I see? The blue sky of course, but you knew I would say that I suppose. Have a great weekend!

bowledover said...

Hubble, bubble toil and trouble are headed somewhere it seems.
Glad it missed you it arrived here 02.00am.
Sun is out again today though. Have a great weekend.

Snapshutter said...

Very nice layering in this photo. You get a good feel of depth. Hope you did get some rain out of it.

Virginia said...

Summer storms are a wild ride around here too but we haven't had a drop since I got home. I really like that BW of the passageway as well B!!! Well done as always.
V

marley said...

Still no rain here, though it has been threatening. A good storm is what we need to shift the humid, sticky air.

Weather...moan, moan moan!

LaY hOoN said...

Peace & beautiful cloud.

Horsoon said...

I like the 'peeking' effect! Good shot!

sunnymama said...

Wow! Those are very dramatic and stormy looking clouds. No rain here but grey clouds passing over today :)

Mojo said...

Lemonade? You sure it's not a milkshake day?

(*poke*)

kRiZ cPEc said...

now I see how our shots were alike. ;0

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