I’m sad to say I haven’t been doing much with my cameras lately. I’m happy to say it’s no longer because of medical issues, surgeries, travel, or recovery, but because we’ve moved into a brand new house and I have plenty to do. I am, however, starting to get out on my motorcycles more, and tonight I took one to church..
After church I grabbed an ice cold Dewski from B&J along with a bag of BBQ chips, then sat on the steps of the Capitol to ponder Psalm 51 with the Bible I keep on board my Kawasaki. As I was wrapping up, I saw lightning to the west and some ominous looking clouds. Then the wind came up, and I figured it might be high time to skedaddle before I got drenched. But on my way home I saw some amazing clouds, and had to stop along the way to take a couple of shots:
This one’s pretty wild…the photo just doesn’t do it justice. The rays streaking out from that window in the clouds were bold and strong. It didn’t take long for that window to close, either…so I’m glad I was able to get the shot by pulling over to the side of the road and scrambling for a camera. This was facing west. To the east of me was an equally impressive show.
This one’s my favorite of the two. The combination of the sweeping lines leading to the towering head of the cloud, the ceiling of dark clouds advancing overhead, and the column of heavy rain spewing out the bottom of the cloud in the center of the photo made for a great roadside capture.
At this point I was getting a little nervous, as I’d felt a few sprinkles here and there. I bolted home in hopes of beating the rain. I could tell that precipitation was spotty, as I drove across sections of road that had obviously seen rain…but was myself dry right up until I turned on my street. That’s when the skies opened as I bolted the last block to my garage. I didn’t get soaked to the bone, but I did feel some pretty heavy drops smack my helmet as I scrambled down the home stretch, feeling the sting through the lightweight Nike shirt I’d worn due to the oppressive afternoon heat.
Let’s see…a good church service, a snack and some Bible meditation, a little bit of motorcycle riding, and two cool photos? I’d call that a Sunday Evening Success.