Monday, July 19, 2010

This Storm Started Backwards!!

 While we were on our vacation at the Jersey Shore
I unwittingly captured this strange storm that actually started backwards?!
After having dinner on our deck that overlooks the ocean, I spotted this beautiful rainbow in the sky! I quickly grabbed the camera (which is never too far away) to see if I could catch what I thought was a fleeting rainbow. The day was hot and sunny---- perfect beach weather, for our first day at the shore! There was no mention of showers or rain in the weather report.
But, as I began taking pictures, I realized that the rainbow was beginning to change. 
Clouds began to form.

As the rainbow began to fade (left) this cloud formation began to form over the ocean to the right of it. The sun was beginning to set, giving the clouds a rosy/purple glow.

Then the rain began.

The rainbow was now totally replaced by this mushroom type cloud that seemed to rise from the ocean!

The sky looked threatening but it also reminded me of cotton candy! The gorgeous blue sky above this storm was such a pretty contrast to the cotton-like clouds. 

As the storm moved off into the distance I was able to see the rain coming down only from the vertical cloud. In the picture, it looks like a UFO hiding behind a large cloud!!
Eventually, the whole storm moved out to sea!

It was amazing! 
 I'm so glad I had my camera to capture it!

We had a wonderful week with lots of sun, and some rain (mainly at night!) I saw dolphins swim by, a whale spouting water several times before moving off, lots of surfers and even wind surfers! The waves were big and the sand was beautiful but hot, hot, hot! I picked up lots of shells for my mosaics and even found some wonderful pieces of seaglass!

Vacation is wonderful.....but there's no place like home! We were happily greeted with wagging tails, and doggy kisses by our family pets! 

Tracey :D 


Faerie Moon Creations said...

WOW - those are some photos! Scary but beautiful at the same time. :) Glad you had a great vacation. It IS always good to come back home, however. :) Theresa

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a fantastic series of shots! The clouds are gorgeous! So glad you had your camera with you. Nice work!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

tkdesigns4u said...

Thanks Julie and Theresa!
It was one of the strangest storms I ever saw--I wish I had a better camera!
The ocean is such a mysteriously awesome place!
Have a great week!
Tracey :D

Bloggerjb said...

Hi Tracey, Wow! Awesome pics! That reminds me..we had a weird sky formation in St. Lucia just before sunset. I'll have to did it out. Is there a way for me to post it here? I'll post it on my blog so you can see what I mean.