Saturday, August 6, 2011

Stormy Skies and a Rainbow this Evening

I went out this evening to do some gardening.  It looked like it was getting dark early, but did not look like it was going to rain to me.  After about ten minutes, it started to sprinkle, then it quickly turned into a thunderstorm.  After quite a downpour, there was a rainbow, and beautiful fluffy clouds and colors in the sky.  I went out with my camera, and again, was amazed at the beauty of God's creation.  These photos are in the order they were taken.

Here's the rainbow.  It didn't last very long.

I was tickled to catch a photo of the lightning.

It was hard to decide which part of the sky to look at.  The beauty was different each direction.  There were some awesome colors to the west.

I think this was still looking west.  The huge puffy clouds were above the colors.

This may be to the north.  The clouds were more spectacular in person.  They looked like they were layer upon layer.

A couple neighbor ladies across the street to the north came out, and said I should come over and see the west from their yard.  I like the different types of clouds in this one.

I took this one of our house with the lovely clouds above, on my way back home.

Here's a view from the back yard, with a clematis plant arching above the trellis.

God bless your Sunday!  We are having a voters' meeting to call a new senior pastor at our church tomorrow.  I am excited to see how it turns out.  We have 3 men we are praying about to see which it will be.  Any one of them would fit in well with our church.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cloudy Skies

I was sitting down to do my Bible study lesson for tonight's cell group, and it was John 15:1-11.  These are the verses where Jesus said He was the vine, and we are the branches.  That reminded me I hadn't posted for awhile, and when I realized today is Thursday here, but Friday will soon begin in other parts of the world, I decided to go out and take some photos for SkyWatch Friday.  To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch button in the sidebar.

It's overcast, with rain expected soon.  I got some plants put in this morning before the morning shower.  It did not last long, though, so if it doesn't rain more, I'll need to get out and water the new plants.

I like to take photos of plants with the sky in the background.  The sky blends in with the blog's background in this one.  This is a clematis vine.

 We had to have the tree in the front yard cut down this spring.  The view from the porch is different.

This clematis does not climb, so it needs to be tied up to the porch railing.

Facing north, the sky is more visible without the tree, but it is not a sunny day.

I am thankful for the rain, even though it meant my sky was not much to look at.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nice to See Some Blue

I see I haven't done a post since February 24.  I am participating in SkyWatch Friday, which starts when it first turns Friday in some parts of the world.  Click on the button in the sidebar to see skies from all over the world.

We've had lots of clouds and rain, but not the severe weather some have had.  I've been praying when I hear the reports of the severe weather.

I hope good things come your way this weekend.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What a Difference a Week Makes!

The sky in last week's SkyWatch post was a beautiful springlike blue. It is still winter, though, and the weather is not letting us forget that.  This snow was predicted last night, and I kept looking out of the window at work, as the sky got darker and darker.  Finally, around 1:30, the snow started out light, but each time I looked out a window, it was coming down heavier and heavier. 

When I got home from work, I took some photos of the sky out the front door.  The snowfall was still pretty heavy, but it didn't show up well in the photos.

The news at 5:00 said we'd gotten 3 inches so far, and could get another 2 or 3.  To see skies from all over the world, click on the link in the sidebar.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blue Sky, Maple Tree

Our weather has been unseasonable warm.  It's supposed to get cold again next week, but spring is in the air.  I have a bug of some kind, and am about to take a nap, but I had to step out the front door and take a few photos for SkyWatch Friday first.

 To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch Friday button in the sidebar.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

Our grandson was sick Saturday, so he didn't come over, like he normally does.  Larry and I decided to go to Omaha because we had a coupon that I wanted to use for a Le Creuset pan.  I'm pretty sure he took the same route as our daughter-in-law did when we went in January, but the weather was a bit different Saturday, and there was more snow.  Here are some of the photos I took for SWF from the window.  (BTW, Larry isn't thrilled by my taking bunches of photos when he's driving, but he cleaned my window for me before we left when I asked him to.  Isn't that sweet?)

We left about a half an hour later than we did last time.  The sunrise is earlier, too, but it was pretty cloudy, so not much sun shown through.

This is the Platte River.

By early afternoon, it started to rain.  These are photos I took on the way home.  We're thankful it didn't freeze when we were driving. 

I rolled my window down and up to see if it would clear up.  Instead, it produced this swirling effect.  I kind of like it.

To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch Friday link in my sidebar.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More Photos Taken from a Vehicle

Our daughter in law, grandson, and I went to Omaha Saturday, to a model train expo.  We had lots of fun, even in the car.  Linda was patient with me as I kept saying how beautiful the sky was and taking lots of photos on the road.

On the way:

On the way home:

To see skies from all over the world, click on the SkyWatch Friday link in the sidebar.  Have a great weekend! (I went to schedule this to post at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, but failed to change the date, so it posted this evening, and said that it was posted at 1:30 today.  Now I know to be more careful scheduling posts.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reading Again

I decided to get a new subscription to Today's Light instead of using old ones, that I tend to misplace and not follow through on.  Well, after a couple days, I lost my new copy.  I'm glad I cut out the page that has the chapters for each day on it.  I've read Isaiah 13-35 since getting the guide last Sunday.  There are a bunch of verses I've marked in these chapters over the years.

The verses I have marked the most, along with a bunch of dates written in the margins, are Isaiah 32:17-18.

"The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.  My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest."

I am thankful that Jesus' righteousness is mine through faith in Him.  Even though life isn't always peaceful, His peace is in my heart.  I am confident my place in heaven is assured.

Have a blessed 2011!