Tuesday, June 29, 2010

6/30 Outdoor Wednesday # 77

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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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Summer weather….summer storms…. and lightning!! These were nearby…but not taken from my house! Lightning is pretty…but also very dangerous…so be careful when taking pictures…please!

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78 comments:

  1. Great images, but scary too! Thanks for hosting this lovely weekly event.

    Candy

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  2. Those are pretty spectacular shots and a little unsettling at the same time, you have to wonder where they are touching down and hoping they aren't starting a fire!

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  3. Wow, those are amazing shots! We just have HOT here in my hometown - no storms!

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  4. I have always wanted to get photos of lightening but I really have a fear of it and storms in general. I rather cower inside and remind my grown-up self to not be afraid :)

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  5. Very awesome photos. It is so hard to get great lightening pics. These are great!

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  6. Summer is thunder-boomie season! Love these captures - awesome :)

    Tink *~*~*

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  7. Spectacular, the sky color, the reflection on the water, and the lightning - great shots!

    I'm reading like a fiend - I mix the books on my list with my fav mystery/thrillers - so I'm not always scared :-)

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  8. Wow Susan, what fantastic captures of lightening! Did you take them?
    Thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

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  9. I have not seen a storm like that in years, long before I went digital. Very cool!

    I don't think there is a rule that prohibits advertising, but one of the links in the first 10 is to photos of an advertising blog. Some of the pix were ok, but it was a little disconcerting to be pressured to buy something. Takes the fun out of the photographic joy. (Sorry if I am just a stick in the mud!)

    Perry

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  10. Amazing shots~ I prefer to admire them on the computer, rather than in person. Thanks for hosting :-)

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  11. Great pix. It's impressive that you could capture the lightning so perfectly. Thanks for hosting. This is one of our favorite link ups. Hope you can stop by and see our house numbers ideas. Jane F.

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  12. One of my favorite things is to watch the lightning from my porch...there is something quiet and mystical...these pictures are beautiful! Thank you for hosting this! Stop by and check out my Shed at http://threepixielane.blogspot.com/2010/06/girls-shedno-boys-allowed.html.

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  13. Thanks for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday!!!

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  14. Wow Susan, those are very dramatic photos of lightning! Great shots!
    ♥ Pat

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  15. Scary images but great capture! Love the colors of the skies, very romantic!

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  16. Susan, you are a braver soul than I. When lightening strikes, I'm usually somewhere cowering! It is beautiful, but dangerous and a bit scary.

    Hope you are doing well and that you have a very Happy Fourth of July! Be safe...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. Those pictures really show the power going on during a storm - we had some recently here - we do need some rain. sandie

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  18. Great photos, especially because of the water below. It somehow amplifies the lightning storm.

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  19. I did not have anything ready to participate this week, but did want to let you know your lightening photos are so pretty!
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

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  20. Oh Susan. Those photos are great. I could see them blown up and hanging in a home.

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  21. These are amazing shots of the lightening strikes. I never have seen this many great sights like this.

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  22. We are having a storm as I post. Beacause it's been very hot today, we are thankful it wasn't a hail storm! Great pictures.

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  23. Lightening is very dramatic and your shots really show how amazing they are.

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  24. I've never attempted to photograph lightning, but your shots are fab.

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  25. Impressive photos!! Wow!
    I've tried to get pictures of lightning, fireworks and the moon, but with no luck. I think I need a fancier camera! These are great shots!

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  26. Those photos are absolutely stunning.

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  27. Those are incredible photos! Just amazing ~ you can almost feel the energy leaping out of the lightning. I am joining Outdoor Wednesday for the first time today. I have seen it on several blogs I read and thought it looked like fun. :)

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  28. I love watching a thunder and lightening storm ~ so scary and exciting at the same time! Your photos are amazing! Great timing!

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  29. I have always wanted to capture lightning. Wonderful shots! I'm envious.

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  30. That IS spectacular! We don't have much opportunity to capture lightning in southern California...when it does show up, it's gone pretty fast. I would love to get photos like this! Awesome!

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  31. I absolutely love the lightening - I miss a good storm, thank you for sharing and as always thank you for hosting!

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  32. Susan,
    Thanks for hosting so diligently each week.

    Blessings

    barbara jean

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  33. Hi Susan, the lightening photos are awesome. You did a great capturing the storm. Not an easy thing to do. Happy Outdoor Weds.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  34. Spectacular! what fantastic photography you captured Mother Nature at one of her dark moods.

    Joanny

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  35. Oh, boy...you and your camera REALLY got some amazing shots.
    Thanks, Susan, for hosting this each week. 'Tis a lot of fun...:)

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  36. Thanks for inviting me to your party. I love Outdoor Wednesday. Your pictures are great, but scary.
    Thanks
    Betty

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  37. WOW... That's really some great pics!

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  38. Amazing photographs. I am going to try for fireworks next week. Same idea but not as scary!

    Have a great week.

    Carol

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  39. Incredible sky shots! The lightening is awesome.

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  40. Awesome Pictures! This is my first time participating in Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for hosting.

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  41. Oh, how fun! I was going to post about my boat today any way. This just made it that much more interesting. Thanks for hosting this event.

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  42. Hi Susan,
    Wow that storm is pretty intense. When I lived in New Jersey we used to get violent storms in the summer. Here in New England we haven't had any huge storms yet. Love watching them though. I wanted to join Outdoor Wednesday today, I found a lovely Lavender farm yesterday.

    Have a lovely day.
    Karen

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  43. how I love these shots, wish I have a camera like that would be fantastic

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  44. What electrifying nighttime pictures. No pun intended. lol They are beautiful!

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  45. Amazing pictures! Definitely looks like summer skies!

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  46. I LOVE thunder & lightening storms, beautiful pictures!

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  47. Hi Susan, great shots of the bolts of lightning.Have a happy 4th of July!!!

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  48. Spectacular pictures! I love a good thunder and lightening storm, always have from being little. Thanks for hosting OW, I look forward to it every week now.

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  49. Very impressive shots! Storms like that can be fun & scary!

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  50. These photographs are awesome!

    We have had afternoon thunderstorms here too. The lighting can be beautiful but scary when it gets too close!

    Rhonda

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  51. Wow, amazing pictures. I took some good ones of stormy skies here yesterday but just put them on FB, I'll be posting them on my blog later this week.

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  52. I never see skies like that here in California! Awesome.

    Kathy b

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  53. All I can think of is "powerful" and "splendor". Just glorious shots.

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  54. WOW! You got some really beautiful shots! Lightning is scary though, my uncle was struck by lightning and it wasn't even raining. Unfortunately he did not survive and was only 19. I can tell from your pictures you were at a safe distance, which is commendable.

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  55. Wow, these are fabulous! Thank you for hosting this weekly fun meme. Enjoy the 4th, keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

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  56. So pretty even if it is scary!
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  57. wow! those are amazing at the same time scary photos!

    Mine's up. It's swimming time with the dolphins.

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  58. Happy to be participating again in this linky. My husband takes the photos at our house but since he is a cast member of our blog I include his work. thanks for hosting.

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  59. Just found out about the party through House of Hawthornes and look forward to viewing the entries this evening. Hopefully I will be able to participate next week

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  60. Awesome shots, and a once in a lifetime chance to get photos like this.....
    Thanks for the hosting, Susan, so that we can share here.
    Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.
    Hugs - Jan

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  61. amazing captures! love it..have a wonderful month of July!

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  62. Your photos are amazing! It must have been quite a storm.

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  63. HI!I love your photos are fantastic!

    I love so much!

    xoxo

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  64. Amazing photos. So beautiful and powerful.

    God is awesome! He displays His glory everywhere.

    I am happy to participate in Outdoor Wednesday for the first time this week.

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  65. Fabulous shots!! I am terrified of lightning. While living in Houston, TX my house was struck by lightning while I was on the telephone. The entire house shook so violently and all of the electrical circuits were blown out. The power also ran through the television cable from my house down the street and destroyed the cable box. When the fire department came they told me that it was a miracle that I was not killed or seriously injured. The lightning just scooted over me. I now have a great respect for this force of nature.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  66. Those are absolutely outstanding lightning shots!!!

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  67. OOH! That is scary...I don't mind the storms as long as no tornado is part of it...we could use one right now.
    Mama Bear

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