Friday, March 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Rita's reminder

Being from Kansas, hurricanes are one weather phenomenon we don't have to reckon with. These beautiful orange clouds were the remnants of the disaster that Hurricane Rita wreaked on Texas and Louisiana in September of 2005. Though her torrential rains and terrible tantrums remained far south of us, we were reminded of her fury by this brilliant display of color. It wrapped nearly all the way around us in a lovely cloak of tangerine, and was one of the most breath-taking sights I've ever seen from my own back yard.

25 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Some women, like Rita, are beautiful when they have a tantrum. Which is all well and good until they start breaking stuff. These are magnificent photos. God bless.

napaboaniya said...

Like you've mentioned, those are really breath-taking shots of the skies. Have a good weekend ahead!

ellen b said...

Whoa! Amazing. Were you spared the devastation of it all?
have a wonderful weekend...

dot said...

They are really beautiful! Last year when south Georgia had the forest fires we had the most beautiful red sunsets.

leslie said...

Omigosh, Lori! These are stunning! I've never seen anything like this in my life. Come on over and see a very different colour from the skies in my neighbourhood today. :D

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow those are some amazing colors.

John said...

Beautiful shots, great colors.

Ida said...

Nice shots.
Beautiful colours. Glowing.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s really Amazing:o)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow.. now that would have been very moving to have seen.. I am amased

Thank you for joining in and posting 2 stunning pictures for us this week
Tom

quintarantino said...

Great photos with amazing colours!

martie said...

Only GOD can paint those kind of colors. Simply breathtaking! Very nice.........you always manage to be in the right place at the right time. You go girl!

Hugs!

DeeMom said...

Incredible pictures

Misty Dawn said...

That is definitely breathtaking! WOW!

Carole said...

As someone who does have to deal with hurricanes, I truly appreciate the fierce beauty of this picture.

Petunia said...

WOW!
Beautiful and dramatic!

You find my SWF post here

John-Michael said...

Being cloaked in it all is a pretty impressive experience as well. You have done a wonderful job capturing some of Nature's best stuff!

Berit said...

WOW- this was amazing clour!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The colour is scrumptious! And you took a great photo of it.

Sunflower said...

Nice Pictures Lori.

Andrea said...

Awesome capture of very colorful skies. Love it.

Travis said...

What a series of photos. That must have been breathtaking. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Paulie said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie Dawn said...

Amazing!!!!!!