Monday, July 19, 2010
The Gathering Storm
Today I want to share a little of my experience while I was out in a thunderstorm. The picture above was taken as the storm began to gather. The sky had started to turn a strange color. Everything around me was dark and light at the same time.
Most of the animals were much smarter than me by this time. They were either already gone or looking for shelter. I stayed right out there in the storm with my camera ready to catch something good. It's a rare thing to be able to capture action by just looking at the usually inanimate things around you, but I did it.
And now for an all new episode of Rat TV! I should tell you right up front that there isn't anything too surprising here, but it gives a little better idea of what the weather looked like at the moment I took the picture above. This was just the beginning of the storm. There is a nice flash in the sky showing a good preview of the lightning that was coming.
The sound isn't too good because of the sound of my truck in the background. I keep forgetting to turn that off. I soon had to stop recording though because I finally decided that the animals had the right idea by seeking shelter. It was inside the truck with rolled up windows for me. It was shortly after all of this that the storm began.
Nature Center Magazine - Our Cool Nature Video for this week gives an introduction to poisonous plants. Take a look. You might learn something new.
And I'd like to thank Jamie Dedes of Musing By Moonlight for presenting me with the Pink One Lovely Blog Award. It was a very nice thing to do. Please visit her blog and see what it's all about. I'm sure you'll be a new fan. There are usually rules for any award, but many of you already know that I'm a terrible rule breaker. This award requires that I tell a bit about myself. You can find out plenty by reading through my archives. And I pass it on to all of you who routinely comment here. I'm already your biggest fan.