Passing Storms

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Thunderheads Over Summersville Lake 61521a” and is available for purchase by clicking the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

Dark skies loom over the mountains and the warm breeze carries the strong scent of ozone as thunder shatters the silent forest. It’s not an unusual occurrence in the Appalachian Spring. The edge of the lake is a great place to photograph storms as long as you’re only a few steps away from your vehicle. The storms typically last only a few minutes and the open sky allows me to see it come in with plenty of time to shelter in the big blue truck. The advice from a National Geographic photographer when photographing storms was the if you’re getting wet then you’re too close. The roar of the downpour is almost as loud as the thunder as it tracks across the lake. The squall line forms a curtain that hides the docks across the lake and I begin to judge the speed and direction as it approaches. The sheet of water impacts the landscape like an angry child stomping it’s feet but passes quickly leaving only the dark clouds and wet earth in its wake. The wall of rain was still in sight when I heard the birds start to sing again. Storms are inevitable in life but they soon pass. We can look at them and fear the approach of the storms or we can acknowledge that they are in the process of leaving. It’s all just a matter of perspective.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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2 thoughts on “Passing Storms

  1. Greetings in Jesus’ Name:

    What a great photo! I could almost smell the rain as I looked it. ??

    I really like the last two statements in what you shared: Storms are inevitable in life, but they soon pass.
    We can look at them and fear the approach of the storms or we can acknowledge that they are in the process
    of leaving. It’s all just a matter of perspective.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Because of Jesus,

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    1. Thank you Cindy and God bless you tonight!

      Jesus said that we’d have troubles in this world but not to be in fear. ♥️
      Fear paralyzes us. It causes us to make bad decisions and make our situation worse. But if we truly trust God to bring us through the storm and don’t give into fear our situation is easier to resolve and we can be a more effective witness 🙏


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