'The sky is that beautiful old parchment wherein the sun and the moon keep their diaries'.
Alfred Kreymbora

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Skywatch Friday

July 13th, 2012

Similkameen Skies

By mid afternoon the other day clouds began to gather ominously, and the weather stations in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys were broadcasting severe storm warnings.

At supper time the sun highlighted a few prominent slopes

but by 7.45 we were in the midst of as cloud burst, with the water streaming down in sheets,
and Callie, the cat, wide eyed at the noise of the deluge, snuggled under the duvet on our bed,
 safe and sound.

after twenty minutes of cascading water the sun coloured the clouds

and I caught an image of the faintest rainbow over the Cawston hills

I have been told I missed some spectacular 
 clouds in the west for a short time,  and my granddaughter says on Facebook that she saw a double rainbow, accompanied by lightning strikes.

We weren't done with the storm yet.  All night the thunder rumbled
and the sky was rent with great streaks of lightning.

Callie was glad to see clear skies the next morning!

a fair facsimile provided by Wikipedia!!!

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  1. Wow, amazing storm story with beautiful accompanying photos. And if your Callie is anything like the Wikipedia facsimile, she must be a very lovely Calico.

  2. Beautiful storm story and pictures!

  3. Marvelous, stormy skies, Hildred, and such great captures for the day! I have to admit though that your Callie captured my heart this evening! Hope both of you have a delightful weekend!

  4. Beautiful shots!!!I love that rainbow you saw. Have a great weekend!


  5. Beautiful captures of the stormy sky. And I love the rainbow sighting.Your Callie is a pretty kittie, what a cute pose. Thanks for sharing your skies.