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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tropical Skies...

Here in Central Florida, we have some of the most beautiful summer skies. These photos are taken within minutes of each other. While returning to my car...in the rain...I looked up to see this gorgeous display.
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In a completely gray sky, the sun peeked through...to the left was the most ominous black cloud...lightning flashed toward the ground and the "boom" was only 3 Mississippis away.

Turning slightly to the right, the skies changed - the sun reflected on the puffy white clouds...
Whenever I see the sun bursting through the clouds like this, I am reminded that God is always there...
Even in the rain...the gloom...the storm...
He is with us.
This was the first peek of blue skies I had seen in 4 days!


Isn't the color glorious!!!

Again, I turned slightly to the right and there were whispy gray clouds...they continued to build, as did that thunderhead and the rains poured from the heavens once more.

Just another day in paradise...

Jane

12 comments:

Shellbelle said...

Oh Jane, I completely agree with you. The skies in Florida are wondrous! Stand in one place, turn slowly while looking up; it's better than any kaleidoscope.

I think we'll be having quite a bit of rain when that hurricane passes by us on its way further north. Thought I left that behind when I moved here! lol

Drawn to The Sea said...

Lovely skies, Jane, what a beautiful blue. Isn't it wonderful how digital cameras have changed our lives? Capturing what we see allows us to share the moment so much better than mere words could ever do.

M & M said...

They are so beautiful! And I love pictures of skies...these captured the beauty better than most!

One Shabby Old House said...

This morning's sunrise was spectacular! You are so right. I love how the clouds build up and the sunlight dances through and around them.
Hugs
Becky

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jane!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Beautiful shots of our Florida skies! I am always captivated by our skies and cannot seem to stop myself from taking thousands of pictures of them. I love Rhonda's description "...it's better than any kaleidoscope." She hit it right on the nail.

How is your mom?

Hope you are having a great week.

~ Tracy

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Jane, those heavenalies pics are beautiful! Just the Handiwork of our God!, I never got to tell you that the art work of those shoes were so pretty! Loved It! You are very bleesed with talent! I just love art, I try to think what it may be saying! Very neat! you need to do a give-a-way!Ha-ha!Are you listening?, Have a Blessed day!

Flotsam Friends said...

These photos are amazing. I love the art of simply watching the world. Look what you found. Stunning. Pruxxx

Dayle said...

Ah ... heavenly.

Sarah said...

Beautiful billowing clouds! Thanks for sharing your photos. ~ Sarah

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God Bless You ~Ron

jmac said...

Beautiful landscapes to calm our souls.
Just lovely.

We have not had rain in over 4 wks..with triple digit temps...my grass is dead, my trees are dying..I just want some moisture!! I'll take some of yours!