Friday, August 5, 2011

A MONTANA THUNDERSTORM..............







She sneaks in on Tristen's feet

Clouds building with anticipation

Making huge marshmallow  hills in the SKY

AND...OH THE SKY......

THIS SKY THAT STRETCHES AS THOUGH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

DID I MENTION THE SMELL??

AS CLEAN AS IVORY SOAP


Don't forget the light ~~ the ever changing light on the lake


From blue green to blue to gray and back again.

Then comes the much awaited lightning and thunder

Such huge cracks you would think the sky would divide

The rain finally comes ~~although briefly

Making this Montana wonderland come to life again


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Saw a bumper sticker that said

"Montana IS what America WAS".



Kind of nice isn't it.

Have a beautiful weekend dear friends,

Jo

20 comments:

  1. Oh, I would love to see Montana. What fabulous pictures. The vast sky, the blue of the waters. You've captured it all.
    Mary

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  2. I love storms no matter where, but the wide open spaces of God's country are the best. You captured its beauty.

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  3. Montana looks wonderful! Summer storms can be very exciting for the tourist but not for the farmers.

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  4. certainly looks like God's country to me...outstanding photos!!

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  5. What wonderful Joy Pocketss.

    Great photographs too.

    I really enjoyed reading your post.

    You have a beautiful blog.

    ~Fiona

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  6. Beautiful Montana! I've never been! But I do love wide open spaces and the countryside in all its glory. I am definitely NOT a city girl! A nice summer shower that puts on a quick show and then is gone is just wonderful! Have a great day. Tammy

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  7. Dearest Jo, as always your photos are stunning. Lovely words as well! Montana just sounds like a lovely spot. Wishing you a beautiful weekend! ~Hugs, Mitzi

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  8. Jo honey what a lovely post. You captured such beauty in these photo's. Oh how I hope to visit Montana one of these days.
    Hope you too are having a beautiful weekend.
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  9. I love your blog...it's beautiful...as are you. When you come into the store (Vintiquities) it's like a breath of fresh air comes and fills the place.

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  10. I LOVE Summer Thunder Storms and I don't think they get any better than in Montana! Thanks for capturing it so lovely Jo....
    Oh, and I think the bumper sticker speaks the truth:)

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  11. beautiful photos Jo! Loved your post. We finally had a thunderstorm on Thursday evening..the tempature dropped nearly thirty degrees!!! We went from 106 * to 79* in a half hour!!We were at heavens door sitting out on our front porch with the rain misting our faces, and the wind blowing all around..the smell was so fresh and clean...aaahhhh xoxox Christel

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  12. What gorgeous pictures. Montana is beautiful. We've travelled through it many times on our way from Alberta to Arizona.

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  13. Splendid photos and sharing, oh Montana. One day.

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  14. I miss Montana, there is no place on earth like it.

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  15. I have always thought Montana was so beautiful. I know part of the allure is that is has not been overpopulated as so many other states have been and there is the opportunity to really enjoy nature. I could not agree with the bumper sticker more.

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  16. Hi Jo..such a gorgeous post..your photos are fabulous!! wow! I would probably love it there!
    Wishing you a beautiful week with lots of sunshine!
    Kiki

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  17. Dear Jo... these images are picture Postcard perfect! I love the smell of the Desert after a rare thunderstorm & we look forward to the Monsoon Season when everything bursts into bloom during the brief window of opportunity it has for it's life cycle in such a harsh environment.

    Did you take pixs of your Beautiful Grandson on his 1st Day of School? I'm glad that he was excited. The G-Kids actually love School too, but this was a new School they were going to this year so they had the 1st Day Jitters.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  18. Adore the quote
    and just know I'd
    love it there. Your
    pics are amazing.
    Could there really
    be such a place??
    xx Suzanne

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