Friday, October 15, 2010

The Glorious Glow of "After-Storm"

We had a surprise thundershower late in the afternoon the other day; when the storm had left and the sun began to shine again while setting through the moisture rich atmosphere, Mother Nature put on a color show.
There has been no retouching of color in these photos.....this is what it was really like as the shades and hues undulated, changed, glowed, sparkled and left me running trying to capture everything at once.

The ultimate paintbrush, don't you think?



Bunny said...

There is nothing more beautiful than God's paintings. Thanks for capturing your views they are gorgeous.

audrey said...

Oh, if only that color could last. God is always very busy painting in the Fall. Perhaps it is His favorite season.
Beautiful photos, Anne.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Girls, I agree. I wanted the colors to last and last---they were so amazing.
To the right, everything was gold, to the left, pink and purple, then behind me it finally faded to an amazing peachy-gold!
Still, the camera could not capture what the eye sees.....


Stitchwhiz said...

Beautiful photos. Wish I could drop by for the weekend and soak up some of the midwestern autumn. I'm missing my Ohio/Indiana roots.


Amalia K said...

Such beautiful scenery, Madam Gracious! I always like looking at your photos of nature... It's like you were having a moment of pause in between those panicky neurotic moments! *wink wink*

(^_^) I hope you're still emerging every once in a while from under that pile of fabrics!! oxox

Linda Moran said...

Oooo, really gorgeous!1 I miss autumn! You have captured it beautifully!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Mary, I tell you, we are having what I think will be a short but intense Fall, and it is lush!
Wish you could be here too!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Amalia, I forgot I was supposed to be Madam Gracious! (I totally failed the past couple of days...hahaha!)
The photos are proof I emerge from the fabric pile now and then....but I continue to cherish my utterly neurotic moments! :-D

She Who Is Gracious.....occasionally!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Linda....not that long till you can retire and enjoy Autumn in person. *wink wink*
Like, on the East Coast... :)


Deborah said...

Oh Anne!!! These are absolutely fabulous!!! They won't enlarge for my wrinkly old eyes to see better! Just looking at them screams out "Our God is an Awesome God". Happy Friday! **blows kisses** Deb

Jan said...

You capture so well these colors. I know seeing a photo is not the same as seeing it in person but your photos are wonderful for invoking my own memories of seeing such natural beauty. Thanks for the memories;-)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Amen Amen Deb!

I'll send you some larger pics...they were really yummy!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Jan, I think it is all the camera. I know I have whined about maybe a new one, but then I look at what this one does with little to no thought---just the framing and light---and wonder if I would use anything else! ;)


Silke said...

Glorious!! I love skies like that - especially when the clouds are all stormy and then the golden sun rays break through!! Hope you are having a great day! I miss you!!! Love, Silke

Cathy Bueti said...

Wow Anne! Love these! The clouds look as if they were painted! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

They did was one of those situations where I thought "No one will believe these are the real colors....."
All I did with the photos was put a border on and a very small vignette option to tone down the white border......


Magpie's Mumblings said...

There is no better painter than God as these photos prove. Great job of capturing the beauty Anne!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks M.A.--

Just love running with that camera! ;D


Robbie said...

I guess God does know how to paint better than some of the masters, doesn't he! Beautiful shots!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I know He makes colors the camera can't even capture, and that is amazing! I love just standing in that is so surreal!


Marie S said...

A paint brush like no other.
These are amazing pictures, I can feel them!!
Have a great weekend, dear one!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You too MArie!

I'm off to the couch and prone position for a while...really tired tonight, for whatever reason.


Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful skies!! You are just as little ahead of us as fall color goes--our trees are just starting to turn.

Ces said...

Aaaaaaahhhhhh! These are heavenly. Beautiful fall colors. Come down here. Everything is still green!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Breathtakingly, achingly beautiful!Thanks you for sharing these gorgeous photos. :-]Pam

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These photos are simply AMAZING!!! I am in awe of GOD and His fabulous artwork. Only He could paint skies like this. Girl don't get me started with the spiders in the basement!!! AAAAAHGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! I can't stand it. Apparently, a whole mess of them live in my house. I am always cleaning up some little cob web that has been left for me like it's some great gift or something he he he he! Oh but you make me holler with each comment! Love you girly!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks girls--

I have more photos just of clouds--they have been amazing lately. Bluest skies and white clouds of all shapes and sizes. It makes me want to be like Peter Pan and FLY!
Vanessa---I am *sure* I breed the biggest spiders here; those huge brown hairy ones. I really only like Spider and his Trio. He's different! ;D
Off to face the day....feeling a bit run over.


yoborobo said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I know that light, right after a storm. Everything is clean and there is that glow. :) Wonderful captures, you little photographer, you! xox Pam

Ces said...

Ahh good morning! I just woke up. Still in bed, trying to get up. The universe is doing just great with you in it, in fact so much better. You are a loving, lovable and loyal friend. We now have to think of creating and L club...hmnn, okay let us stick to BBB for now. Hang on, The leaf mobile travels fast! Tsup!

*Ulrike* said...

It's no wonder artist always try to capture those beautiful moments, but nature does as you say provide the ultimate paintbrush. Thank goodness for cameras! Beautiful photos Anne
Take Care,

Serena said...

Those photos are gorgeous, Anne!

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