Monday, August 15, 2011

Stormy Weather

On Saturday, hubby & I went to help our daughter finalize her move into her senior-year apartment.  I'm surprised that I wasn't overly emotional about this whole thing. At the beginning of her senior year of high school I was a weepy mess. I guess I am 'growing up' or perhaps it's because she may be in her final year of under grad but she still has another 4 years to go, so she's not really done with school.
BUT.....the location of her next 4 years of school is uncertain. She could be somewhat close by, she could be MILES away. We won't know until those vet school applications are fully submitted and a reply has been sent to her. I've decided that I won't become 'emotional' until I find out where she will end up for the next four years.
Any whoooo...the drive home form the apartment clean up was a bit stormy to say the least. We drove through some of the same storms that blew across Illinois and into Indiana. The same storm cells that caused the collapse of the stage in Indianapolis at the State Fair. The storm that wreaked havoc and destroyed those inocent lives.
{Prayers are sent to the families & friends of those who died.}
I somehow FORGOT to take my camera with me so I improvised. My hubby has an iphone which I have now fallen in love with. It takes awesome pictures!!!
Here's a little glimpse of the aftermath of the storms. 



                                              
These were all taken from inside the moving car with the windows rolled up! In a few you can actually see a very faint reflection of my husband's profile. I did not alter these except to do a levels adjustment
since they were taken from inside the car at around 7:30-8:00 pm at night as the sun was setting.
We were driving north so the sun was to our left and these photos were taken from the passenger side of the car. The sun had come out so brilliantly after the storms that the clouds were glowing a beautiful golden color. The rainbows were fabulous! In one of the photos the field is also glowing. It looked as though it had just been plowed, no crop? I really wanted to get a picture of the sun shining on the cornfields because the tassels of the corn were also glowing a nice red/gold. I wasn't able to capture that photo though as most of the corn was on the opposite side of the road from me.
I see an iphone in my future-- as soon as I'm eligible for an upgrade!
See ya tomorrow for Texture Tuesday.
Until then, live your life creatively!
cathy









10 comments:

Matteo Taffuri said...

Bellissime!
ciao
Matteo

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are amazing shots, Cathy. No iPhone in my future -- but I hope you enjoy yours when you get it. :)

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks Matteo & Nancy! I'm not sure I'll be able to actually operate anything on the phone except the CAMERA! But they do take amazingly good photos.

Barb said...

Wonderful stormy skies! I love iPhone pics!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks Barb! I'm really starting to appreciate everyone's fascination with iphones!

shelleybrucarblog said...

Wow Cathy, Those are exquisite photos!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks Shelley!

Natasha in Oz said...

wow, these pictures are amazing! I can't believe they came out so beautifully from inside the car!!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

PS Your blog is lovely! Glad to have met you and found it.

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much Natasha!

Gaby Bee said...

What a sky! I love your iPhone pics ~ great shots!

Hugs, Gaby