Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Snapshot -- The Approaching Storm

As I was working outside the other morning, I looked up and saw the most beautiful colors in the landscape.  The approaching storm, with its dark clouds, provided a dramatic background to the trees, with their multiple colors of emerging leaves, lit by the perfect angle of the sun peeking out from the clouds.



Folks, this is not Photoshop ... it is the beauty of creation and Mother Nature herself at work.  All I had to do was take my camera out of my pocket and capture her results.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!
Connie

P.S.  (Monday evening edit) I just was told by our dear Professor Roush that the theme of the "Picture This" photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild this month is .... Light!  The photo in this post is all about light, so I'm off to enter the contest.  Wish me luck!

24 comments:

Gone Country said...

Simply gorgeous! I love capturing moments like these!

Low Tide High Style said...

Mother Nature always trumps Photoshop!

Kat :)

Karen said...

Great capture - we are having glorious weather today after last nights storms.

JaneA said...

Beautiful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The beauty of nature is amazing. So glad you captured this photo!

Donna B said...

This is why I love springtime in Virginia... even when it storms like crazy as it did yesterday. Mother Nature is so wonderful and your photo is proof. Great shot!

sherryocala said...

Yesterday was beautiful here, but SO windy. This morning was quite cool, but now it's 80 which is fine. Enjoy your magnificent spring! Keeping your camera handy in your pocket means we'll enjoy it, too.

Ron S. said...

Beautiful and thanks for sharing!

deborah said...

fantastic capture - thanks for sharing!

Ms. A said...

Amazing! (then again, you always have amazing photos)

The Oak Leaves said...

This is very pretty!

Chester County Garden said...

Gorgeous!

countrycharisma said...

Great photograph! Love the sharp contrast of the clouds and tree tops with the color! Gorgeous!

ProfessorRoush said...

Fabulous Connie! Make sure you place this in Gardening Gone Wild's monthly photo contest; this month's entries are on the theme of "lighting"....in terms of catching natural light to highlight things.

Caroline said...

Good luck in the contest! This entry will be tough to beat.

Heaven's Walk said...

SERIOUSLY AMAZING, Connie!!!! Wow!

xoxo laurie

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

When I saw the image, my first thought was that you should enter. It is really very good and fits the theme well. Good luck.

sweetbay said...

Good luck! That is a beautiful shot!

Meghan said...

That is stunning! God's art far surpasses man's attempt. Hope you win the contest!

Carolyn ♥ said...

A delicious picture for sure!

for the love of a house said...

absolutely beautiful!
yes, mother nature is a wonderful stylist!!!

joan

Joey said...

I LOVE this photo! And I am so excited to find out it was not photo shopped! Thanks for sharing!

Malinda said...

The layers of trees make the photo so interesting! Beautiful!

vicki said...

Connie- if you don't win- you should have! This is a beautiful photo- you captured this image at the perfect time. The colors are out of this world gorgeous!
Vicki

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