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Showing posts with label Thunder storm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thunder storm. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

Surfside Beach

I don't know how many times I drove past Surfside Beach and ignored the park sign.  You wink and you will miss it.  It is a small park located on A1A north of Vilano Beach.  An old run down motel is adjacent to it.  The motel must have been build in the forties and is the coastal stereotype you run across driving along southern beaches.  Most of them have been torn down and replaced with resorts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Crossing Crescent Beach Bridge

On the drive to Crescent Beach, one must drive over the 206 Bridge.  The bridge was drawn so a cargo boat could pass through.  The storm clouds were resting on top of Matanzas River this morning.

Crossing the Bar
by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea,

   But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
      Turns again home.

   Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;

   For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
      When I have crost the bar.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gathering Storm Clouds South Ponte Vedra Beach

I am taking an Oil Painting Class with instructor Artist Linda Holmes at the Cultural Center in Ponte Vedra.  Driving on A1A is a very scenic coastal drive from St. Augustine to Ponte Vedra.  Today the massive thunder clouds over the ocean was astounding and I had to stop and take pictures.  I applied a dry brush technique to give the photos a painting effect.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

"Thunderclouds of Love" Sunset

Not all sunsets are brilliant colors of red and pink streaks in the sky.  There was a thunder storm everyday I was in the Rocky Mountains. I love being caught on the trails and getting soaking wet!  The temperature dropped drastically when the sun is covered with dark clouds.  These are photos of the sun setting over Columbine Lake. There is a bluegrass song entitled "Thunderclouds of love." 

Thunderclouds of love

 Your love hit me just like a flash of lightning
It came pouring from the thunder clouds of love
At first the turn of love was frightening
Now I know that it was sent from God above
I had been prayin' for nights on end
For some one who could make me laugh again
Then all at once from the darkness of my heart
There grew a light, the light was you love, fell like rain
No more, no more will I ever be lonely
I'll always have you here with me to love
An angel sent for an angel coming
To fill my heart with thunder clouds of love