Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sky Photos from a Family Gathering

One of my husband's cousins and her two almost grown kids came to Nebraska this week, and Tuesday evening, we went to a small town an hour away, to a race track for a family gathering, because her brother is a sponsor and huge fan of race cars.  I wasn't thrilled about going, because I was afraid the vibrations would cause my jaw to hurt.  I didn't take my camera, because I didn't want the extra weight, which could have also caused my jaw to hurt.  I knew we were going to be in a private inside area, but what didn't occur to me, was how high it was going to be.

We had the most spectacular view of the sky, and got to see the clouds gather, and then witness a lightning show after dark, that far surpassed any fireworks display.  At the beginning of the evening, I did get some photos with my iphone.  I also took a few with a sister-in-law's camera, but didn't ask her for it during the lightning show.  I haven't seen those photos yet.

It turned out to be a fun evening.  We got to visit with relatives we haven't seen for awhile, and I even watched some of the racing, not knowing anything about it.  I told Larry's cousin, the one who is into racing and lives in Nebraska, that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  He said it's an acquired taste, to which I replied, "Well, I haven't acquired it yet."  LOL

So, here are a few photos of the sky, and what we saw below. 

I still wish I'd have taken my camera, but am thankful for the little one on my iphone.  To see skies from all over the world, or find out how to participate, click on the SkyWatch picture in my sidebar.  I hope to visit more blogs this week.  I also have been limiting my computer time, and am trying to use better posture while on, due to the TMJD.


  1. Nicely captured!

    Happy Sky Watch Friday!

  2. You took great photos with your cell phone. BUT next time take your camera, just in case. :)

  3. Darn good photos for a cell phone! Great skies, too, and I'm glad the day turned out better than you expected.

  4. if u have takken these photos by iphone, I imagine how will it be beuatiful by camera...
    well done..congrats

  5. From a cellphone photo this one is great shots!


  6. I really likes your photos - and words about them :-)