Thunderstorms over the hills by maggiemae

Thunderstorms over the hills

After spending hours waiting for birds to come to the feeding table, I headed out into the country on my bike. There was thunder rumbling all around me but as yet no rain or wind. Looking west from the bike trail.

Three good things;
1. Finally got a good photo of a silvereye.
2. I hurt my back somehow and am in pain while bending but its Ok standing. I'll have to stand all night.
3. Pruned all the lavender - a lovely scent while cleaning up.
A wonderful scene Maggiemae the dark thunderous sky while the sun glows on the golden grain fields -- and a great foreground A very well balanced shot -- fav Hope your back will behave soon !
February 1st, 2015  
Gorgeous scene! I love the light, textures and colours.
February 1st, 2015  
Stunning scene, brooding and intense.
February 1st, 2015  
Instant Fav! Beautifully captured, love the grasses and fence/gate in the foreground.
February 1st, 2015  
Beautiful
February 1st, 2015  
Beautiful. This is so like the weather we've been experiencing. Storms seem to be encircling us. We've been lucky. Missed the wild storms under the big clouds but received our fair share of good soaking rain.
February 1st, 2015  
bep
So much beauty in this picture!
February 1st, 2015  
So atmospheric. I gave up waiting for birds on the feeding table too. They just KNOW I'm waiting.
February 1st, 2015  
Super colors!
February 1st, 2015  
Very nice shot
February 1st, 2015  
Super pov and drama in the sky!
February 1st, 2015  
Nice processing
February 1st, 2015  
This is beautiful! Love the drama, I could look at it all day.
February 1st, 2015  
This is amazing, love it! FAV
February 1st, 2015  
oh, my goodness! what a fantastic capture! ominously fantastic. and what's with the back? that is one thing i so dread. i hope you feel better.
February 1st, 2015  
great moody sky
February 1st, 2015  
Beautiful!
February 1st, 2015  
Gorgeous image and composition! Fav
February 1st, 2015  
This is a really lovely shot.. nice light ... seems like the whole country must of got some of this rain... thank goodness....
February 1st, 2015  
Fabulous Fav
February 1st, 2015  
Love the scene you've captured - very peaceful and rural but with a hint of menace in the clouds.
February 1st, 2015  
Gorgeous shot. Great colors. A fav. I hope your back feels better soon.
February 1st, 2015  
@daisymiller Thank you Daisy - it took me ages to get up from this sitting position for the photo!
February 1st, 2015  
nice threatening skies maggie, they work for me with the nice foreground colours
February 1st, 2015  
That is such a nice shot the old post and gate and the colours great
February 1st, 2015  
Excellent shot, like this a lot
February 1st, 2015  
Love the light and composition. Fav
February 1st, 2015  
Wonderful colours and moody sky
February 1st, 2015  
Fantastic
February 1st, 2015  
Wonderful capture of the threatening sky!! Hope your back is feeling better!!
February 1st, 2015  
Great composition. Wonderful threatening clouds against the golden field and love the foreground. Fav
February 1st, 2015  
A very gorgeous scene...a dramatic sky and the landscape with fence is lovely .
February 1st, 2015  
wonderfully dramatic light!
February 1st, 2015  
Wonderful composition and capture. Love it.
February 1st, 2015  
I love the vibrant colors in the fields. Incredible sky, must have been an interesting storm to watch.
February 1st, 2015  
FAv! beautiful composition, fabulous colors and very dramatic overall shot!
February 2nd, 2015  
This is so pretty and the colors have that amazing level of brightness just before the storm hits. fav
February 2nd, 2015  
Wonderfully dramatic shot. Fav. Hope your back feels better soon.
February 2nd, 2015  
What a dramatic sky, and yet it looks like the sun is still lighting up the field below. Very lovely scene.
February 2nd, 2015  
@summerfield Probably caused by that tree I pulled out with my bare hands, Vikki! lol
February 2nd, 2015  
Bev
Beautiful shot, Maggie. It's so stunning. Love the ominous clouds looming. Fabulous scene. Fav. Sorry about your back. Could it have been from the pruning?
February 2nd, 2015  
@prttblues No, HJ did the pruning with his fancy hedge cutter and i just stood by and watched.Whatever it was I won't do it again! Thanks Bev!
February 2nd, 2015  
I can almost feel the heat and the storm brewing.
February 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful composition and light. Fav
February 2nd, 2015  
You have caught so many layers to this, wonderful
February 2nd, 2015  
Such beautiful lighting from that dramatic sky. At last we have had some much needed rain over the past 48 hours. Looks like it's clearing up again now though.
February 2nd, 2015  
Fabulous scene. Love the wonderful dark sky and the lovely lighting on the fields. The post is an added bonus!
February 2nd, 2015  
Wonderful shot.
February 2nd, 2015  
Very beautiful and lovely to see your crops - equivalent to our August I suppose.
February 2nd, 2015  
Jo
What beautiful colours and light, a super shot.
February 2nd, 2015  
What a beautiful photo, lovely composition and colours, a fav.
February 2nd, 2015  
Beautiful capture I'm glad you didn't get stuck in a downpour .
February 3rd, 2015  
Gorgeous comp and rich, dramatic colour. So sorry about your back and hope it's improving.
February 3rd, 2015  
Love this A FAV
February 3rd, 2015  
What a beautiful shot, Maggiemae. I love all the colors and detail you captured. FAV I hope your back is better.
February 4th, 2015  
This is absolutely gorgeous!
February 4th, 2015  
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