17 June 2021

An Under Thunderstorm Clouds Adventure

Route 17, Dead Creek parking driveway looking west to Adirondack Mountains

The skies over Vermont and Upstate New York this mid June have sometimes been dramatic. That day, my outdoors theme for summer brings me to watch thunderstorms over the Adirondack Mountains moving east towards Vermont, as I have a nice lunch in the car. On the way, I saw gorgeous cumulonimbus clouds, but nowhere to stop safely to photograph them. I continue on to the Dead Creek Visitor's Area driveway.  


Flat smoother underside of cumulonimbus clouds over the Adirondack Mountains


As I chomp away (starving I was), delicately, at my lunch and taking sips of grape soda (a special treat), I notice I don't see the cumulonimbus clouds to the west like I once did. The best place to view them is to the east. And then I realize I can't see the big fluffies because I am now under them! I felt like a genius, (well, for a few seconds). 😎

Base of cumulonimbus, fractus clouds

The clouds in the 3rd photo are strays billowing in a soft brown color the camera doesn't capture. In the picture, they appear to be over the field. They are actually over the Adirondack Mountains. Rain is visible, (right center) as blurry white. I saw one lightening strike. In the 4th and last picture, the fractus clouds in the distance are right above the two small trees below the taller center tree.

When I heard thunder rumbling, I finished lunch and left for home. I have a mind to draw a cartoon of my under the clouds adventure.



22 comments:

  1. How very exciting and stunningly beautiful! I love those big dramatic skies. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

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    1. A wonderful weekendd to you, Lisa
      I love you art bubbles project. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork.

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  2. There is something exciting about a thunderstorms and often frightening as well. What wonderful pictures of the clouds!

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    1. Jenclair,
      That area has a big sky view perfect for storm watching. There was a lot going on that day in the clouds.

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  3. Awesome sky shots ~ delightful to see and share with you ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you, Carol
      Storms can produce interesting skies to photograph. Alas, no lightening.

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  4. I'd like to see that cartoon. Do it!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement!
      I am in the pre-drawing stages.

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  5. It sounds like a lovely outing. Lunch and cloud watching! Perfect.

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    1. Marie,
      Nature will be a source for lovely moments this summer because it feels so much post pandemic celebrations.

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    1. For sure, William
      Farther east, the cloud colors and textures were amazing.

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  7. Beautiful cloud photos. I love stormy days with pretty clouds in the sky. And we could really use the
    rain here in California. We haven't got hardly any this year. I sure do hope it rains this Winter. It's
    nice that you got to witness the lovely clouds and rain and have a nice lunch at the same time. : )

    Have a peaceful weekend.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri,
      For all the rain in the distance, it fell mostly north of my location. That storm system, as I recall, did not give my area a soaking rain.
      Prayers for good gentle rain in California that doesn't fall all at once

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  8. Those are some seriously dramatic clouds and really beautiful photos! Glad you got out before the rain hit too hard!

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    1. Jeanie,
      The weather patterns in New England tend to be fickle. Looks like a lot, but not easy to determine what at what stage a storm system is at. This area was a bit shy of a downpour. We did get rain last night though.
      Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Your pictures of clouds are awesome. :)

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    1. Thank you, Becki
      There has been no shortage of interesting skies recently.

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  10. There's certainly a lot of drama in those skies and lots of inspiration for art too. The skies here don't tend to get that interesting - maybe that's a good thing!

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    1. Maryanne,
      Living in an area that has limited sky space to view can make the sky feel cozier.

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  11. Great sky photographs ...
    Ours have been very grey today with a lot of water coming from them!!!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan,
      Lots of rain here last night, and cooler today with overcast skies.

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