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Monday, August 22, 2011

VIDEO STRIKE OUT.



This morning a hot sun breaks through my woods shedding bold light on my small back deck. 


Morning dew has accumulated in large drops on the ends of the pine needles. 

Last night a magnificent lightning/thunder storm suddenly appeared over  my southern ridge, coming in like a race horse and soon disappearing over my back northern ridge. It brought hard rain, ripping thunder and constant flashing lightning.

Tried to video some of the spectacular lightning. Did capture some beautiful shows but overall the video was shaky. Won't publish it. Next time I will do better. 


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful sun and beautiful dew -- you're very skilled with the camera. A lovely morning to wake up to.

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  2. Beautiful pics! It was beautiful here this morning, too. A morning fog followed by bright sunshine.

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  3. I bet that the storms do appear and disappear suddenly there in your "holler." It sounds like a beautiful sight to see. Next time, I hope you catch it on a video that you can post.

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  4. June -- thanks for the nice comments. now all I need is an ocean like you have and I would be all set. -- barbara

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  5. Louise -- i love dramatic storms. They let me know who really is in charge of this earth. My video trials will be going on for awhile before I publish. Thanks for stopping -- barbara

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  6. Janet -- Fog is delightful unless one needs to drive in it. The same with snow -- beautiful unless you need to drive it. Thanks -- barbara

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  7. Seems I keep writing posts and losing them because I forget about the word thing. Ah well...
    Anyway, what I said was something like - you would have a field day here in Oklahoma. The thunder is so dang noisy and the lightning is everywhere. It can be rather scary with the lightning.

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  8. Linda -- The scariest thunderstorms I ever experienced were the monsoon storms in New Mexico -- they were mighty powerful as well as electrifying -- hope Oklahoma's aren't that scary. -- barbara

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  9. Lightning is a challenge for photographers. Haven't managed it yet...!

    Elora

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  10. Nature's light is quite amazing when falling on and through objects. It's time to stop, stare and take it all in.

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  11. You have taken a beautiful shot of the pine needles dripping dew in the sunlight. I love pines, but all my White Pines died, and I have no more. Is your pine a Long-leaf? I love those pines best of all.

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  12. Dianne -- white pines are my favorite too. My pines are, Scrub Pine -- Pinus virginiana. I have many -- maybe fifty -- they are lovely. They make a nice private area just above my back deck. My lot is about two and one half acres that is mostly a mix of woodland and and wild fields. I like the privacy it affords but the upkeep of fence lines and trimming is getting a bit difficult to handle for me. Thank for the nice comment -- barbara

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  13. Birdman -- I did take a still snapshot off my failed video -- of the lightning flashing through the trees. I might put it on my post? Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  14. Elora -- I took a snapshot off the video of the flash through the trees of some of the lightning. I think I might just throw it on my blog? -- Thanks barbara

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  16. The storms here in SE Oklahoma are pretty crazy. The winds easily get up to 60-90 (without a tornado) What's amazing to me is how far over these pine trees (pinus taeda) can bend without breaking. And the sky stays lighted there is so much lightning. What really scares me is when they say it is striking cloud to ground. You do not want to me near a window with that happening.

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  17. Oooh, I love that second photo of the dew-laden pine branch. The light shining through it is quite magical!

    (By the way, I just added the few changes that we make to that Golden Spice Pancake recipe to my post, in case you wanted to see our version). :-)

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  18. Linda -- What a performance by Mother Nature. I'm sure it has a few frightening moments. I remember travelling the highways through your area once and running into a particularly bad storm. Thanks for the comment -- I'm a bit behind getting this to you -- barbara

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  19. Laloofah -- Thanks for thinking of me with your pancake receipe.

    I have lots of pines off the back of my house. I live in a mixed woodland so I also have white oak, hickory, ash and beech. Beech and white oak are my absolute favorites but I love them all.

    -- barbara

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