before the storm



passing this tree on the way home . branches silhouette the dramatic sky

  birds silhouette the pending storm . catching updrafts of daily life      

while nature says welcome april with rain . hail and tornado

we are safe and dry . awestruck by the power


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23 comments:

beth said...

these are breathtaking....and yes, the power of spring does catch us all with our mouths saying, "awesome"

Deb Colarossi said...

You've captured so much here...
Glad you are safe .
Much love to you.

d smith kaich jones said...

these are amazing images. and words.
wow. once again.

xoxo

BEAR's Mom said...

i think Spring
is Mother Nature's
favorite season...
she has definite
mood swings...
have a lovely
weekend my friend!
~victoria~

S. Etole said...

So striking in their simplicity. So thankful all is well.

Christine said...

beautiful collection, the bird shots are so unique :)

becky said...

So glad to know you've escaped the super-powers of nature...we've been seeing the damaged homes on tv. These pictures take us back to peace.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Wow! Great images. I'm so glad your family is well.

june at noon said...

Beautiful shots. Glad all is well.

GailO said...

Your combination of photos is always perfect!

I am happy to hear that you escaped the storms that were bad enough to hear about them here in RI! The scenes on tv are devastating.

Leslie said...

love these beautiful silhouettes... and glad you are safe.

urban muser said...

these shots are amazing!!

Tracy said...

The grace of these images only adds to how humbling nature can be. So glad you are safe and all is well... Wishing you & yours a lovely Easter Weekend ((HUGS))

Marcie said...

Such gorgeous..poetic simplicity. Well done!

kt40s said...

elk i love your mixture of words and photos. glad you are safe
xo katy

Jamie said...

Such power in these shots, you feel connected to the earth and able to soar at the same time.

Jennifer Richardson said...

wow, friend....I'm grateful
for the beauty you share here
and that you're safe from the storms
that rocked your part of the world.
that soaring bird
catches my breath!
Easter love and joy to you,
Jennifer

maccandace said...

That's a beautiful tree!

gkgirl said...

ohhhhhhhhh...
these are fantastic.
truly!

emily wierenga said...

LOVE the photo of the bird.

Jewels said...

These are perfect.

allthingsami said...

peaceful photographs. really beautiful.

spread your wings said...

that first tree photo is amazing. frameable for certain