Thursday, 16 January 2014

The best part of the day!

Yesterday was a day to warm the hearts of meteorologists - the temperature once again rushed past the 110 mark and in the evening much cooler sea-breezes kicked in to return the temperature to the merely warm.  The amount of heat energy being poured into the air is bound to do something - so the evening rounded off the day with a remarkable show of thunder and lightning.  It felt (and looked and sounded) as if there were three distinct storms active around our house.  The thunder was remarkably consistent often with rumbles from all three storms overlapping.

This is a picture from an evening walk - after the heat had dissipated, but the storms had not started.


This is a cropped iPhone picture - remarkable really.

You can find more skies at Sky Watch Friday

28 comments:

Carole M. said...

it's an AMAZING sky Stewart that you witness and glad you took your camera. What a relief some cooler breezes at the end of the day ...

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig om die wolkenpartijen zo over te zien trekken.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The sky looks fascinating & awe inspiring !

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sky and lovely colors. Beautiful phone shot. Have a happy weekend!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

The sky is Gods pallet, isnt it...

Marcia said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to try to paint that sky.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures taken with the phone.
Beautiful evening sky that brings some coolness.

thewovenspoke said...

I like that type of day here in summer also. When the triple digits soar and if and when we get monsoon weather it is great to photograph a cooler evening.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful. glad it brought a break from the heat!

Montanagirl said...

That's a beautiful panoramic photo!! Love the skies.

Gail Dixon said...

I still maintain the iphone does an excellent job with landscapes and this proves it! Hope it cools off soon for you guys. I know it's miserable hot there.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Sounds wonderful. A typical evening in our midwest.

ladyfi said...

Wow - spectacular shot! Hope the cool weather stays with you.

Fun60 said...

You are certainly suffering over there at the moment. Couldn't quite believe the comments of the chief medical officer at the Aus Open talking about the players being OK to play in the intense heat as 'We evolved on the high plains of Africa chasing antelope for eight hours under these conditions'!!!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sky shot. I would wilt for sure in that heat. Whew!! MB

Karen said...

Awesome colour in the sky!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful sky, but that's a lot of heat. Cheez!

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is one amazing scene Stewart!

Light and Voices said...

Heat and stormy weather equals a really excellent skywatch image.
JM Illinois
U.S.A.

Linda said...

Lovely! Amazing what you can capture with a phone!

Sara Chapman said...

I guess I'm just not seeing it, but where are you? What country are you in? It would be nice to have that knowledge when you say the weather was so very hot. Truly gorgeous shot, by the way, and very well cropped.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, one of the most beautiful skies I've seen. So glad you captured it!

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Happy Sky Watching!
Lea

Bill Nicholls said...

Your right about best part of the day, send some here please. Wonderful panoramic

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent shot ~ colors are a dream walk ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

Janice Adcock said...

Quite lovely.

Laura said...

Beautiful image Stewart… I hope the cooler temps continue.

Dave Lewis said...

What a difference between us! We've been going below zero and you're well over 100!