Sunday, July 4, 2010

Storm Catching - Macro Monday

It started pouring on Thursday and we hoped for a break from the very hot weather we've been having the past 2 weeks...but not so. I thought the kids had gone outside to splash in the rain and thought I'd catch a shot or two. Luckily the kids were inside, well...all but one who followed me out. When I realized no-one was out...I headed for home...I didn't get far when I realized it had started hailing. I was under the neighbours dogwood tree where I often stand to wait for the bus when it rains...it gives coverage unless it's raining very hard.





Just as I started shooting a my head felt a sharp pain, and as I scrambled for safety my thumb on my camera was bruised and Nathanael came racing towards me.








I yelled at him to get inside, but it was too late, he only made it 10 ft to our driveway, and found shelter, crying and afraid. Luckily it didn't last too long, a few minutes the sun was out and everything was steaming again.


16 comments:

Carletta said...

Love your photo essay right up to the single little piece of hail that magically looks like a flower bloom! :)

http://carlettascaptures.blogspot.com/2010/07/little-pearl.html

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

now that is a huge bit of weather drama indeed. exciting, no? i love those unexpected moments, just as much so for us, and then we have to comfort the little one(s).... :)
i really like photo photo4 alot. i can't say why exactly. the mood, i guess.
thx

Cathy said...

Your photos are fantastic Shelle. I love the ones of the hail stones up close.

Kala said...

That last shot of the hail stone is just awesome!

mrsnesbitt said...

Phew! Hail stones - I thought they were frog spawn initially! Awesome account!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love the last photo of the hail stone! Wow.

DAPPLED SUNLIGHT on Plumbago Blossom I'd love to have you visit with me today if you can.

EG Wow said...

Oh my goodness! Good thing you found a bit of shelter! I'm sorry it frightened Michael though!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, what a powerful post. To see the hail so up close is a little scary. It can be dangerous out in those hail storms. What we do for our macro shots :)

Kate said...

Oh, my gosh! I've never seen hail that big! But, what terrific photos. I hope it didn't cause too much damage to the gardens.

Jay said...

Great idea for Macro Monday! Love the 'mist' as the hail hits the ground. The third picture is lovely, with the ice chips in the foreground, and of course, that last one is a stunner!

Manang Kim said...

Oh my goodness that hail is huge!! Great photos! Thanks for sharing and happy Monday!

Turtles and frogs

Melani said...

Hail? wow, you got some awesome shots, even though you got hit with it! Your a true photographer! :)

lisaschaos said...

Oh ouch! hope you're ok now, sounds painful! I love this series! It's amazing how fast the weather can change!

lailani said...

Love the shots! I have a new camera, all your pictures make we want to seek out spot to play in. Glad no one was hurt from the hail!

Elizabeth said...

Whoa, what a storm - and what great photos!

Tammie said...

oh my, ice cubes from the sky! Fun to see your images. and that size two dress, in a later post, so cute!