With our summers so short that also means we only get a few month of thunderstorms and I love a good thunderstorm! Now that I have this amazing west view off my front deck I have the perfect viewing platform to take photos of the approaching storms. We had a fantastic storm roll through last evening, about 7pm so not too dark. Lots of lightening, heavy rain but thankfully no hail or tornado even though I kept getting tornado warnings alerts on my cell phone for our area! Power was out for a few hours so that always adds to the excitement.
Here are a few of the lightening bolt photos I was able to capture on my phone!
Love this next shot as it was of the ominous storm front approaching! I used my DSLR camera for this one with my wide angle lens.
Now it hasn't all be storms here, we have had a bit of a heat wave for the last couple of weeks along with sunny skies. Last Saturday Tim and I loaded up the kayaks and headed to Caliper Lake, just 40 minutes north of our place. The lake was like glass when we arrived and it was already 30'c when we hit the water at 10am.
This is my happy place, on the water with a paddle in hand.