Batten down the hatches! by maggiemae

Batten down the hatches!

Late in the evening this looming cloud pushed its way across the sky! We had had a late rain forecast so that it what it might bring. But its not the cyclone that is whirling its way down from Vanuatu at the moment. Its getting darker much earlier at night now.

Three good things:
1. A great book from the library, set in India 1950’s - another curl up on the couch.
2, A great smile from a Gardener in our Public Gardens viewing me flat on my stomach shooting autumn crocus! Autumn!!!
3. John said he liked my hair - I’ve taken to wearing it right back from my forehead instead of a fringe. I’ve never done this ever before. I like change!
Wonderful clouds with great saturation processing. The colors look so pretty.
March 10th, 2015  
A very dramatic sky! Marvelous shot.
March 10th, 2015  
Very dramatic
March 10th, 2015  
Beautiful shot
March 10th, 2015  
This must be a very unusual sight I your late summer world! The clouds look quite angry & definite in their structure........I wonder if you are having rain at this moment!
You got on your tummy in the park....I would be ok with that but wouldn't like anyone to see me get up! You are brave showing off your forehead!
March 10th, 2015  
Intense!
March 10th, 2015  
@happypat We had rain in the night which is all good. The ground is wet. I have found my face is more balanced now exposing my forehead. Perhaps my brain has shrunk and my head is smaller!
March 10th, 2015  
Wow that's some cloud Maggie. It seems so strange to hear you talking about Autumn crocuses when we're taking pictures of Spring ones.
March 10th, 2015  
So intense! FAV.
March 10th, 2015  
Very ominous! We had rain last weekend which was a relief but there was also a bit of storm damage to trees.
March 10th, 2015  
@snaphappi Amazingly enough, Maggie this ominous cloud dissipated and the sky became a rosy yellow colour.
March 10th, 2015  
Love the blues!
March 10th, 2015  
@shepherdmanswife Its interesting that when you see it in reality, the cloud looks black but on a photo it becomes blue!
March 10th, 2015  
@maggiemae I think it is the time of year for clouds that boil up out of nowhere, threaten to spill over and then are gone. I love this season; its when things start to get interesting with lots of weather and autumn blaze.
March 10th, 2015  
Wow, gorgeous! Looks like The Nothing is coming :)
March 10th, 2015  
Cloudtastic maggie
March 10th, 2015  
your head is smaller???? maggiemae, you are so funny! so are we going to see a photo of the new hairstyle?

i see faces in those dark clouds, nasty looking! but the colours are nice!
March 10th, 2015  
@summerfield I can see a dog face but nothing else which is unusual. Perhaps all the angels were away drinking wine!
March 10th, 2015  
Amazing capture of colour and texture ! - lots of eyes piercing out at you from that mass of cloud !
March 10th, 2015  
This is such a dramatic cloud, I like how it almost "eats up" the light in the rest of the sky.
March 10th, 2015  
Beautiful colors and forms! Hope the storm wasn't too bad.
March 10th, 2015  
@katymac80 Apparently there was thunder and lightening further south!
March 10th, 2015  
Very dramatic capture!! So pleased for you that it wasn't a storm. You must show us a shot of your smaller head!! I am sure your brain hasn't shrunk!! So funny!!
March 10th, 2015  
@pamknowler My clothes shrink, Pam why not my brain? I can't remember what I did yesterday let alone do maths!
March 10th, 2015  
bep
That looks very dramatic. When do we see a nw selfie?
March 10th, 2015  
@gijsje @pamknowler @summerfield Heck, the pressure is too great! I give in - hold all tickets, as they say!
March 10th, 2015  
Beautiful vibrant color! Quite the dramatic shot as everyone seems to feel!
March 10th, 2015  
Very dramatic clouds and blues
March 10th, 2015  
Oh gosh, that is so dramatic!
March 10th, 2015  
WOW WOW WOW Now that's some mean clouds ... Love it
change can be a good thing , hard but good
March 10th, 2015  
This looks ominous!! So much drama!! Fantastic image!
March 10th, 2015  
Tremendous drama in this sky. The days are getting longer here, with more light in the evenings since the switch to Daylight Saving Time, although an article in today's paper says we'll probably still get more snow.
March 10th, 2015  
Looking very ominous. I love clouds and this is a beauty set against the sunlight on the background clouds
March 10th, 2015  
What a fantastic, fabulous capture!
March 11th, 2015  
What a dramatic sky. Nicely captured.
March 11th, 2015  
beautiful capture of the big dark clouds with the light and white clouds in the background
March 11th, 2015  
Wow Amazing
March 11th, 2015  
I love your photo. What amazing clouds. It is so strange to be on opposite sides of this planet, your nights getting darker and ours getting lighter. FAV
March 11th, 2015  
Breath taking storm clouds love them! Thanks for posting to my page. I took mine during very serious storm that had just past through that that was a near by town getting hit after it hit here. I was in the parking lot of the mall as the roads were too flooded and I had to move to higher ground so I figured while I waited there I would post here! Brilliant!! :)
March 11th, 2015  
The intense blue clouds are spectacular!
March 11th, 2015  
@redy4et As I have noticed, Elizabeth, when you see them in the sky yourself, they appear so black but on looking at the photo - somehow they become that dark blue. What is real?
March 11th, 2015  
Very dramatic. Fabulous capture. I would have loved to be near that gardener. We would have had a good laugh together watching you.
March 11th, 2015  
Dramatic sky - love the blues
March 11th, 2015  
Very dramatic cloud formations and colours!
March 11th, 2015  
Wonderful clouds and shot.
March 11th, 2015  
The clouds are amazing.
March 11th, 2015  
What a fantastic cloud. I love the way they tower up into the sky and you have captured it beautifully. It's always nice when it rains in the night
March 12th, 2015  
Congrats on PP!
March 12th, 2015  
Congrats on PP. That's one mean cloud. Love the color and this is a fabulous catch.
March 12th, 2015  
@kwiksilver @cimes1 Thanks for letting me know, Carole and Gillian! Wow! Only 10 favs! Some people get 30 favs and are not on PP!
March 12th, 2015  
really magical.
March 12th, 2015  
Change is good! And, this is a gorgeous sky!
March 12th, 2015  
Awesome clouds boiling.
March 12th, 2015  
@sailingmusic 'boilng' is a good word for this cloud!
March 12th, 2015  
Fab clouds. Glad you're not in the way of the bad storm.
March 17th, 2015  
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