Colorado Storm

It’s been years since I’ve been to Colorado. I used to visit annually and always appreciated the afternoon thunderstorms that would roll in like clockwork between 3:00 and 4:00 every afternoon. They’d usually roll out just as quickly. This summer, I was struck by how wonderfully different Colorado storms compare to the ones I’m used to here in northeastern Kansas. The air here as a storm approaches is usually oppressively thick, unlike the atmosphere surrounding the pop-up storms in the Rockies.

One day on our Colorado trip while driving back from a day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the most beautiful storm developed overhead. The sunlight shining through the ominous grey clouds played tricks on my eyes. I was overwhelmed by the need to race home, grab my camera and do a little photo chasing. What I also discovered on this particular outing was how insane the lightning is with these storms. Cloud-to-ground strikes finally grew in such high frequency, I knew it was time to pack it in earlier than I’d hoped, but I was happy to gather these mementos of my solo adventure.

And in order to pay homage to my home state, check this out.

 

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Peyton, CO July 20, 2016
Peyton, CO
July 20, 2016

4 Comments Add yours

  1. nelbell says:

    Yeah, but were they as good as Colorado clouds? I mean, really…

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  2. Lady Dickson says:

    Mmmm pictures of clouds are something I can always look at!

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    1. nelbell says:

      Carolyn! I’ve missed you! Europe looked fantastic! Good clouds there? 😉

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      1. Lady Dickson says:

        Tons of good clouds 😀 That’s the nice thing about clouds, THEY’RE EVERYWHERE.

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