Stormclouds over MtLawleyShire: Mon 2nd Feb

It was a fantastic storm – the first of many during the week, culminating with a fantastic storm on Wednesday night, though there was another on Thursday but I was working.  Monday’s  storm was a fantastic opportunity for cloud watching – and the rain was delicious.

The sky first filled with mammatus clouds stretching out to form cirrus hooks:

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Then you could see the storm front approaching – a denser form with darkness beneath it:

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a bird flying to safety and details of tossing clouds:

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It gained more definition

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It was impossible to get it all in the frame

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the details were incredible:

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and as I watched, the left hand leading edge began to swirl:

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I was watching a storm cell form:

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Then the right – I watched another storm cell form to my right:

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The leading edge of the storm over one of the gracious houses remaining on my street:

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It was a tide of storm looming over houses

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It really did resemble a huge wave about to break over the world:

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Much as I didn’t want to, there was the camera to think of – and lightning – so I retreated towards my driveway.  The cloud loomed over  the roof of the flats behind my fence:

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and this is from my courtyard before I went inside:

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A while later, I went back outside, clouds moving away:

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It moved south-east, rain still pouring down.  I don’t know if it reached the area where the bush fires are:

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Their purpose spent, the clouds had lost coherence and definition

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remnant always look wonderful:

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and the fleeing remains were great subjects for black and white:

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Fattee Cattee you ask?  She was sufe inside in one of her alternate dimensions.

I love storms, so hope you enjoyed this post & that I didn’t post too many.  🙂

Next: post storm sunset, followed by flowers after the rain

 

 

 

 

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6 comments on “Stormclouds over MtLawleyShire: Mon 2nd Feb

  1. David says:

    No, the shower from the Shire didn’t last to flood the fires. But at least your garden benefited from the drips’

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  2. KDKH says:

    Fascinating and beautiful! My kitties spend a lot of time in meditation as well,

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    • thank you – though don’t think she was meditating! Shaking and unhappy more like 😦 But, she got over it. Till the next one which was amazing! But at night so no photos.

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  3. bulldog says:

    Yep those do look weathery….

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