Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Storm...Wow!?!...

This is the 1st week of June...just days before it had been 100 degrees! Not your NORMAL June day in Northern California! Moments before it has been a beautiful sunny & warm day. We knew from the forecast there COULD be rain. BUT, this time of year it's usually not much of a BIG deal. 
This was quite a storm! We had never seen it storm like this in JUNE! The Sky was Sunny one minute and dark the next.  AND it kept flipping back and forth, dark & light....like GOD was playing with a light switch! Kinda weird!!!!
First it turned very DARK & stormy! Then it began to pour down rain and the Sun came out!  
Another BLACK cloud covered the sky above our house. The blue skies beyond were beautiful. Hmmm, might not last too long! Strange storm though!
Then the rumbling & clapping started. It was LOUD, really LOUD! The sound could deafen you, yet the world seemed eerily quiet. This was a special and very different storm. The lights flickered! The TV signal was lost. 
The weather Commanded OUR ATTENTION! 
AND then....the HAIL came!
The water is now running down the road like a river. THIS...
is in just a matter of moments!
The sky is now BLACK...all around us!!!
The flower beds are now overflowing....ALMOST 3 inches of rain in a very short amount of time (the rain gauge, in the photos is filling up!). 
A beautiful rainbow suddenly appears just across the river,
 the sun starts to come out.
A double rainbow now appears...I am wishing my camera could catch the true beauty this rainbow holds.
Suddenly, thunder & lightening returns....The storm is not FINISHED!
Amazing! Amazing to watch & amazing to see.
The sun is BACK!
 Oh My Gosh, B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l...
Then hubby notices the double rainbow has exposed its WHOLE length! 
As hard as I tried, I couldn't capture it all in the camera...... Notice the background as the blue (sky) attempts to take back the entire sky.
 The light and darkness fight for control...
Mid transition from Dark to Light. 
The ends of the double rainbow seem to rest a top of two barns.
All of this in a matter of 20-30 minutes!
A Beautiful display of God's Power & Style...
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On a side note... we have recently lost a loved one.
 After this beautiful display, I'd like to think he (our loved one) made it through Heaven's Gate's with Grace & Style.
Have a beautiful weekend!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

What a great post with beautiful pictures! We're so dry here in Missouri I really enjoyed looking at all that rain!

NeeCee said...

Thank you! We had a farlyi dry winter and spring, lacking some much needed rain.....We enjoyed the rain, but such a strange storm to happen the first week of JUNE! We did love the storm....nature can be so amazing! Have a wonderful weekend, NeeCee

Unknown said...

Trying to catch up on your posts! Hope this doesn't mean we have to mow again.......but glad things got a good drink!