Tuesday, August 18, 2009

8/19 Outdoor Wednesday # 32

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It’s time for “Outdoor Wednesday”. Learn more about “Outdoor Wednesday” HERE

1. POST your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

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Rain, rain, go away…..NOT! We need the rain with the hot temperatures we are having this summer! Even when the weather is not cooperating to be able to take some nice outside shots of the plants…you can grab the camera and get a few pictures of the skies!

The Storm is coming

and a little lightening (Yes, I went inside after THAT one!)

A lucky lightin Pic

Rain clouds ahead!

Dark Skys

can you see the rainbow?

Kaolin Rd Rainbow

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77 comments:

  1. Spectacular display. God puts on the best shows! Hope all is well with you.

    Christi

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  2. Hi Susan!! I love exciting skies like these...
    You got some great active sky shots! Beautiful...

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  3. i just love a good thunderstorm! and we've had plenty of them to enjoy!!! your photos are incredible!
    have a great wednesday~
    chasity

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  4. Hi Susan,

    Summer thunderstorms are so wonderful! You have captured some amazing images of the storm! WOW!~

    Thanks for hosting!

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

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  5. What great pictures of thunderstorms!

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  6. When you see a rainbow, it makes the storm worth it.

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  7. Gorgeous photos Susan! You've captured the sky so well (not always an easy thing to do.) I particularly adore the first one--- I hope you frame that one and hang it on a wall!

    Thank you for hosting us. You're a dear. xo

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  8. Beautiful rainbow, Susan! am terrified of lightning. I am glad you went inside after seeing that...Christine

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  9. Hi Susan. These are fantastic and awesome shots.
    Great outdoor!
    Regina

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  10. We sure do need the rain.. all we've been getting are the booms and noise but no water. I always love sitting on the porch when it gets like that .. but scatter when the lightning starts.
    Debbie

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  11. Your pictures are awesome! We just had a thunderstorm but I've never taken a picture of lightning. I've tried though. One time I got a picture of a nice rainbow.
    Outdoor Wednesday is fun!

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  12. Susan, beautiful shots. Ironically enough I saw a rainbow this afternoon as well, but couldn't get any good shots of it. Thanks for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday..hope all is well with you and yours.. hugs ~lynne~

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  13. Hi Susan!
    Your photos of the storm are beautiful! I love watching storms.

    I goofed when posting on Mr. Linky...please forgive. I am still new to this.
    Happy Wednesday -
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  14. Hi Susan! Wow all the pictures are sooo vibrant! You got some great shots there! I hope all is well in your part of the world.
    Take care.
    Sandra

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  15. Those photos are great "gets." I can't tell you how often I've tried to capture something half as good as what you are sharing with us today. Kudos. I hope all is well on the homefront.

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  16. Hi Susan! amazing pics! just beautiful!
    thanks for Outdoor wednesday!

    xoxo

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  17. Hi Susan! Beautiful skies! I hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  18. Gorgeous skies but that lightening would have chased me inside too! The rainbow is much more calming :)

    ~Susan

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  19. Good thing you went inside after the lightning storm. Nice thunderstorm shots.
    Joyce M

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  20. Hi Susan,
    Great shots! Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday! Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  21. Amazing, I've never seen lightning like that and you even captured it...a little scarry for me...love rainbows (God's promises). Very neat sky shots. All I can think of when I see these thundershower shots is the song my mom used to sing, rain, rain go away come again another day and its raining its pouring the old man is snoring he bumped his head on the bed and didn't wake up til the morning....I haven't thought of these in years and they just popped into my head now, funny isn't the things you remember. Happy OW

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  22. Great pictures!!! I love stormy skies...

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  23. Wow, great picture of the lightning!!!!
    Thanks for hosting!!!
    ~Amy

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  24. I love the rainbow shot and the pink skies!

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  25. Susan-what great pictures! LOve storms...and the lightening shot-wow! Stop by and see me, friend.

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  26. Amazing photos...that lightning sure is something else!

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  27. Susan, That pic of the lightening is pretty scary - but awesome (as well as the other shots, too) ~ Robyn

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  28. Hi,
    Great Pics . I love summer storms as long as they don't get serious.
    ~Myrna

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  29. Beautiful pictures, Susan. Lightening is frightening though!
    The storms missed us tonight, the city got them though!
    Hope all is well...

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  30. AMAZING photos of the sky! WOW that lightning is SCARY!!!

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  31. Hi Susan - Oh do so enjoy a good thunderstorm the louder the better :) your photos are awesome. take care, Judith

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  32. Wow, Susan what great pix, I think I would have gone inside a lot sooner though!
    Love taking part in Outdoor Wednesdays.
    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess.

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  33. Wow! These are fabulous shots of weather--from raindrops to rainbow. I particulary like the pink tones in the first image and the lightning shot. That strike was close! Hope you have a fabulous day. Thank you for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

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  34. Amazing pictures. I'm always trying to photograph the lightening but I was never able - neither my husband.
    Alfazema

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  35. Hi Susan,
    That is one amazing lightning pic! How's your summer been going? Thanks for being our hostess, Cindy

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  36. Scary but AWESOME! Thanks for hosting Susan :-)

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  37. ....and here we are...sitting in an historical drought, and WISHING for RAIN!! LOL

    Beautiful sky photos.

    My Outdoor photos are the Gulf of Mexico at my feet!!

    Have a super Wednesday. Hope y'all come by for a visit today.

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  38. Hi Susan, you've captured all the aspects of the sky..plus the unexpected rainbow. Happy Wednesday!

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  39. Susan, We would give anything to see that lightning and those dark clouds. Great pictures and a great list this week. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Barbara

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  40. Beautiful shots Susan! I wish we would see more of these skies, believe me. I especially love the first one. And that lightening, yikes, I bet you did go inside in a hurry! Thanks for hosting. Kathy

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  41. Hi Susan,

    I have missed your fabulous out door parties so very much. I am really looking forward to getting my life back to normal soon. I do love thunderstorms and your images are amazing.

    Have a wonderful week.

    xxx Coty

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  42. I don't mind actual rain, but I do hate the dark skies. I need my blue!

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  43. The pictures we get in summer are just wonderful...aren't they? Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Hi Susan!!
    Beautiful rainbow!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  45. Gorgeous photos. And that one of the lightning is beautiful but really scary!

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  46. Fantastic! Did you take that one? You are awesome. Ohhh... i love the rainbow. Beautiful!

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  47. Hi Susan,
    I was leaning out the door last night at the tail end of a bad storm that took our power for hours taking a picture of the sky when a very sharp crack of lightning made me scream and run back from the door. It was amusing. Your photo and comment above made me think we may have been scared very similarly.

    Big storms, great lightning.

    Becky K.

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  48. I very like your 3rd photos. Great.

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  49. Wonderful stormy skies! Sure wish you could send some of that rain to Southern California!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  50. Thank you for hosting “Outdoor Wednesday”. Great sky photos. Love the colors.

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  51. Hi Susan,
    Hope all is well with you. I loved your pictures, you captured amazing photos of the sky and oh that lightening. I would have gone back in as well. Thank you for hosting, I always look forward to Wednesdays.
    Have a great day.
    Your friend,
    Maryrose

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  52. Hello Susan, Thanks for hosting this amazing weekly photo fest. Of course storms are part of God's creation and as such have their own beauty. Like you, we need the rain.
    Just a heads up about one of the participants. They may not even be aware of it. Every time I try to visit Joan @ Apple Jack. I get a warning that visiting this site may damage my computer. I would certainly want to be told this if it was mine. Thanks and blessings,
    Mama Bear

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  53. Hi Susan, Thank you for all your efforts in hosting 'Outdoor Wednesday', it is very much appreciated...
    Your photos are all wonderful, I have never been able to captured a lightning strike. Well done!

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  54. Enjoyed all your weather shots. You organized them so well. I am always afraid to be out in the weather. Glad you were and shared these wonderful views.

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  55. These look like the skies we've been having the last few days and I'm with you — we need it!

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  56. Wow! These are some dramatic photos and tell quite a story. We had a storm like that yesterday afternoon, but to close to nightfall to enjoy these views....so cool to have caught them on camera and enjoy the rainbow too!

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  57. Hi Susan, amazing photos of the weather. The lightening is quite scary, but then comes the rainbow. Very interesting photos Susan. Good job. I hope you get the rain you are needing.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  58. I love stormy weather, and these pictures are spectacular... especially that lightning shot! Whoo-hoo! And of course... I love that you wrapped it all up with a rainbow. God's promise.
    Happy OW! -- Cass

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  59. Hi Miss Susan it's my first time joining you for Outdoor Wednesday. I have been admiring from the sidelines for awhile now and it is much more fun to just jump on in and play.
    Love your storm shots that first on is awesome.
    hugs, Cherry

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  60. I love rainbows.
    My outdoor Wednesday post is about the rain also and well the animals that come out after a good rain.

    Ally

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  61. You did catch the lightning I have tried but never made it, good on you, MB

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  62. Great photos! Bad electrial storms rolled thru here early evening hours last night and flash flooding. I was late joining in today, as my cable modem went out last night and did not get another picked up til midday today.

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  63. These are magnificent photos Susan!

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  64. You are brave...the lightening photo is amazing!

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  65. LOVE the weather pictures. I've tried capturing a lightning picture but haven't been successful. Yours is great. And, of course, the rainbow at the end is such a wonderful promise!!! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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  66. Hi Susan:)

    Greetings:)

    I'm coming from Ceilo's blog.

    Lovely photos. The rainbow is beautiful and awe inspiring.

    As you rightly said we need rain to cool down temperatures. Many parts of India are facing a severe drought because rain is playing truant. We need rain for agriculture and for generating electricity and of course for little to children to play and enjoy themselves:)

    Have a lovely day Susan:)
    Joseph

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  67. What great photos. I love summer thunderstorms. I love the photo you captured with the lighting.
    Thanks for hosting this wonderful carnival. Have a great Wednesday!

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  68. Susan,
    Great shot of the lightining....and the rain clouds and rainbow...I'm sorry I didn't get to participates....my internet was down since last night...It up now..they got to come out tomorrow to switch out my modem...I will participate next week..Happy Outdoor ever though it raining..:D Katherinellen

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  69. Hello, just wanted to leave you a commment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your posts today. You have great pictures too.

    Best wishes

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  70. Hello Susan, brave how you took the pick of a lightning! :-) I like rainbows - reminds us of god's promise :-)

    Li

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  71. that first cloud picture is BEAUTIFUL...well done!

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  72. Ooh Susan, you know I loved these pictures! I have such a problem getting a lightning shot with my cheap point and shoot. Damn!

    Justine :o )

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  73. Hello there Ms. Susan! I especially like the rainbow shot .... hope you are happy and feeling well.

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  74. Susan, I LOVE those clouds. Lightening scares the bejeebers out of me but, I love the colors of the sunset in those clouds. You have a bunch of gals playing OW this week. Good Job! Thanks for being such a great hostess.

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