Monday, July 17, 2017

Stormy Sky Pictures




 We have had a lot of storms this year... and we do enjoy watching them.

I had seen a Mackerel sky the day before, which can mean a change in the weather... or storms, so I was expecting a storm.

Some storms are interesting and this one had some wonderful cloud formations. My kids and I went to take pictures of it.





















 

The day started out with a beautiful sky, as shown above. We have had lots of great clouds in the sky this season.

By evening, the clouds were  moving fast and there was much turbulence. We do enjoy watching such skies and this one had a very dark color to it.












 In a storm like this, the sky tends to be interesting in all directions as the storm builds.
















































 There was much lightning and lots of changing clouds. 

We were not the only ones out taking pictures either. It was an impressive sight.





























 The lightning lit the sky and highlighted the clouds, making the storm more impressive.

Finally the darkness increased so much and the rain started a little, so we went home. By the time we got home, it was raining extremely hard and we got wet running in to the house.

My husband had stayed home... he thinks we are strange for taking so many pictures, but he enjoys looking at some of them. :) 


 Have you been getting storms? Do you photograph them also? I am so glad the storms don't last, but I can appreciate the power of God evident in them as only He can control such storms. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a great week.  :) 


You may also enjoy.....

There's A Storm Coming






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Sunday, July 9, 2017

An Old Castle House











 I really enjoy old houses...I like seeing the style of them, the workmanship, the history.

 I like imagining the lives of those who lived there, the oddities of the house, and the mystery of the unknown about such a place and its architecture.

This is one of those places.











I was able to find out a bit about this building, although I have never been inside.

It was built in 1907 and the stones were cut by hand.  It took 2 years to complete the house.















 The castle was originally built as a family home, but eventually was used for other purposes.
















  It is a beautiful place... and very interesting. It seems like a small place for a "castle", but actually has 12-14 rooms inside. There are also 3 fireplaces and 2 staircases.

It was modeled after the style of a French castle, from what I could find. 









 I'm not sure if there is actually a door to this balcony or not. It would be nice to be out there on the second floor to see the view.





 The rounded rooms are appealing because they are so unusual, and I can imagine what it may be like inside such a room.

 I also wonder if it would have been difficult to arrange or rearrange such a room with those round walls.

 I suspect you wouldn't be able to change the furniture arrangement much.










 Yes, there are some lights up there by the battlement. 

Can you imagine being inside such a place and looking out? Very interesting.











 I loved the great reflection in this window...



























 All in all, a very beautiful castle. I'm so glad you stopped by to look at it with me. Do you enjoy old houses also? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.  I think they are quite intriguing. 

If you are interested in old houses, you may also enjoy this post:

A Beautiful Old Italianate House


 Thank you for visiting... and I hope you have a great week!





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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Nature Photos at the Pond












 Ponds are places of great nature activity... turtles, dragonflies, plants, birds, frogs and more. They are interesting and provide great photo ops for those of us who enjoy taking pictures of nature.  Here are a few pond photos.... I hope you enjoy them.















































































 These herons are interesting birds...  you can see more pictures of them in this post:

Great Blue Heron Pictures
























So much beauty at the pond... some ponds are nicer than others and I loved finding these bits of beauty at this particular pond.  















 Ducks came out for their bath time.

















Most of these pictures and the ones from the Great Blue Heron Picture link above, were taken between the slats of the window blinds... like this.  I had to hold them apart... but still it was a treat to be able to view this while waiting in a doctor's office and I was glad my camera could zoom in to get closer pictures.  :) 







Thank you for visiting... I hope you have a wonderful week and that you enjoy the beauty of God's creation around you.









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