Purple rain

Last weekend, a fierce bolt of lightning

And a thunder clap announced the arrival of rain.

Sunset storm

The lone jetty stretched out

Towards the infinity of purple rain,

Jetty and rain copy

And we enjoyed the sight of wild clouds

Rolling in over the lake before running home

Wet and exhilarated.

Storm copy

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112 responses

  1. I wish I had a sky like that. Thanks for the view. :-) :star:

    I thought you might like this to go with the scenery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxLaHmOaYM I didn’ make it active but you should be able to just click on.

    May 8, 2014 at 13:07

    • Ah – golden oldie!

      May 8, 2014 at 13:11

      • I haven’t been called that before but I’ll take it as compliment. :-D :-D

        May 8, 2014 at 13:17

  2. P.S. Sorry about the add but you can skip it after a few seconds. Please accept a :bear: to compensate.

    May 8, 2014 at 13:10

  3. Wow, those pictures are breathtaking! That sky is so beautiful! I’m amazed :)

    May 8, 2014 at 13:10

  4. Somehow, I always know that you have something special on your posts.

    May 8, 2014 at 13:19

  5. Mother nature put on a beautiful show for you.

    May 8, 2014 at 13:31

  6. Stunning Pictures. Heard about thunder in the west.
    M/

    May 8, 2014 at 13:40

  7. What a sky, love it, and so does Oscar.

    May 8, 2014 at 13:41

  8. Well being born in February…purple is our color…so of course I would think this is magnificent!!!!

    May 8, 2014 at 13:48

  9. Each of these photos is a gorgeous work of art.

    May 8, 2014 at 14:04

  10. “And we enjoyed the sight of wild clouds
    Rolling in over the lake before running home”… it sounds so good that I can say, too: “And we enjoyed the sight of wild clouds
    Rolling in over the city before running home…” just knowing now what troubled weather we had sunday evening (they said it was a unique phenomenon that occurs when a cold front is mix with a “mediterannean” warm air or something like this)!!
    Anyway… I love the amplitude of the purple lanscapes shown above… it’s the sensation of fairy stories when somehow or somehow in will appear the magic feeling of eternity… possible… ;)lol maybe it’s to much thinking of….

    May 8, 2014 at 14:14

    • You’re so right – it did feel a bit like eternity!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 8, 2014 at 16:14

  11. its so cool when you can see those storms starting to move across the land….and knowing they are coming…or even just watching them…so cool…and even hummed a bar or two of the song for you…smiles.

    May 8, 2014 at 14:21

  12. Super!

    May 8, 2014 at 14:52

  13. Amazing image… But now I will be singing Purple Rain in my head all day long :-) :-)

    May 8, 2014 at 15:06

  14. Wow these are awesome photographs!

    May 8, 2014 at 15:30

  15. Joy

    So fantastic!

    May 8, 2014 at 15:48

  16. Awesome captures of your dramatic breathtaking skies — as always!! Incredible colors!! The doggies seem to be enjoying them, too!!

    May 8, 2014 at 15:50

  17. wonderful mood, colors and photos, nice tittle

    May 8, 2014 at 15:57

  18. wow! just so impressive!

    May 8, 2014 at 16:30

  19. Don

    So good to see the jetty and the lake again.

    May 8, 2014 at 16:33

  20. Lot of action up there. Beautifully captured.

    May 8, 2014 at 17:00

  21. Indeed a natural wonder!! Fabulous composition

    May 8, 2014 at 17:25

  22. Mesmerizing and beyond words!

    May 8, 2014 at 17:47

  23. Simply stunning!!!!!

    May 8, 2014 at 17:50

  24. Magical photographs, I only wish I could step into such a scene.

    May 8, 2014 at 18:17

  25. amazing colours! That trademark gorgeous sky and jetty, and of course the dog :-)

    May 8, 2014 at 18:29

  26. JM

    WOW! Excellent! You have to sent Prince this trio! :-)

    May 8, 2014 at 19:10

  27. Absolut fantastiskt! Delat denna post, färgerna är underbara:) Snyggt!

    May 8, 2014 at 19:17

  28. Exceptional skies!!

    May 8, 2014 at 19:47

  29. Simply magical!
    What amazing colors.

    May 8, 2014 at 20:09

  30. Gorgeous.

    May 8, 2014 at 20:16

  31. Stunning sequence of shots. So much beauty in the world.

    May 8, 2014 at 20:42

  32. These photos have such a “dream like” quality! Fiona, you have outdone yourself on these! Brava!

    May 8, 2014 at 20:58

  33. This is incredible!! I love seeing the rain on the horizon. Amazing captures :)

    May 8, 2014 at 20:59

  34. Nice photos! this wonderful place! Beautiful colors and lights! Great reflexes!

    May 8, 2014 at 21:00

  35. these photos are breathtaking. If I could only be there and yet I feel as if I were.

    May 8, 2014 at 21:04

  36. Wow, wow, and wow. Which I should save so I can post it here as my standing comment. Thank you.

    May 8, 2014 at 21:31

  37. Stunning!

    May 8, 2014 at 21:42

  38. Gorgeous sky shots. The colours are beautiful.

    May 8, 2014 at 21:46

  39. That’s gorgeous!!! I know I live in beautiful country…but your country is gorgeous!!!

    May 8, 2014 at 21:54

  40. Wow, gorgeous purple colors in this dramatic sky! Awesome captures.. Have a happy weekend!

    May 8, 2014 at 22:41

  41. I love the dramatic clouds, and the wonderful colour of the rain!!!

    May 8, 2014 at 22:51

  42. Spectacular views.

    May 9, 2014 at 00:20

  43. Fi, I just walked home from the library in the city while it was pouring (no umbrella) – my view was not as glorious as yours and the rain wasn’t purple!

    May 9, 2014 at 02:03

  44. the colors are splendid

    May 9, 2014 at 03:07

  45. These are absolutely magnificent!!!!…:)JP

    May 9, 2014 at 03:13

  46. Magical LadyFi! Thanks for making me smile.

    May 9, 2014 at 04:50

  47. Even with the distant storm, the scene looks calm and peaceful.

    May 9, 2014 at 05:39

  48. like being at the beginning of time
    Comcast

    May 9, 2014 at 06:02

  49. Breath taking shots. Artistic skies!

    May 9, 2014 at 06:43

  50. Love your photos and editing… beautifully done!!

    May 9, 2014 at 06:45

  51. Heavenly view, stunning capture :)

    May 9, 2014 at 06:46

  52. gorgeous!!!!

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

    May 9, 2014 at 07:01

  53. Spectacular!!

    May 9, 2014 at 07:32

  54. wie ein Gemälde :D

    so wunderschön

    LG vom katerchen

    May 9, 2014 at 07:43

  55. oh magnifique ce bleu au ponton de bois

    May 9, 2014 at 08:07

  56. indrani

    Fantastic capture of the spread of colors!

    May 9, 2014 at 08:29

  57. Just awesome.

    May 9, 2014 at 08:49

  58. Great colors here. Yes a spectacle of nature always a wonderful sight. I like it

    May 9, 2014 at 09:33

  59. That looks like some storm rolling in

    May 9, 2014 at 09:38

  60. great dramatic skys

    May 9, 2014 at 09:58

  61. What a dramatic sight! Such a contrast with overcast grey skies..

    May 9, 2014 at 11:02

  62. These are truly wonderful shots again, lady Fi, those colours are breathtaking.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    May 9, 2014 at 11:02

  63. Impressive, Fiona! I love the play of colors. And I envy Oscar. He’s got a premium seat witnessing such magnificent view.

    May 9, 2014 at 12:26

  64. Wow, so impressive. You have a beautiful view…

    May 9, 2014 at 12:54

  65. Absolutely gorgeous shots of the cloudy, rainy sky. I love how purple the sky looks! Did you use a filter? Amazing SWF shots!

    Visit Curious as a Cathy!

    May 9, 2014 at 13:43

    • I didn’t use a filter – the sky really did look this awesome!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 9, 2014 at 14:00

  66. My gosh, the colors are just breath-taking! So amazing!

    May 9, 2014 at 14:14

  67. Incredibly beautiful shots.
    The colors are amazing.
    And look at Oscar ‘just chilling’ :)

    May 9, 2014 at 15:09

  68. Hi. it looks like a magic. I have never seen these sky scene. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    May 9, 2014 at 16:04

  69. wow! what a beauty.

    May 9, 2014 at 16:11

  70. jen

    WOWzers! The mood you captured in these images is stunningly beautiful. The texture, tone and rain…. Incredible!

    May 9, 2014 at 16:42

  71. Oh do dramatic! I love it!!

    May 9, 2014 at 16:43

  72. Even your storms are prettily pastel! Gorgeous skies, gorgeous photos! The Artist Formerly Known – and Then Known Once Again – as Prince would love these. :-)

    May 9, 2014 at 17:47

  73. Spectacular – that too is an understatement actually!

    My Yatra Diary…

    May 9, 2014 at 17:47

  74. WOW!

    May 9, 2014 at 18:22

  75. Wow Fiona, good thing there wasn’t any lightning to go along with that spectacular show.

    Jen

    May 9, 2014 at 22:24

    • There was a big bolt of lightning and thunder – but only the once.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 10, 2014 at 07:06

  76. Ela

    What spectacular views and wonderful colors. Your photos are always amazing !
    Have a happy weekend :)

    May 9, 2014 at 23:08

  77. Oscar and I both like to watch rain in the distance. Lightning and thunder makes it even more magnificent! :)

    May 9, 2014 at 23:59

  78. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    May 10, 2014 at 01:23

  79. Al

    Fantastic captures – I love storms like this.

    May 10, 2014 at 02:02

  80. I don’t know how you do it. You manage to capture the most amazing scenes in nature – that first photo is a knockout! the best!

    May 10, 2014 at 04:28

  81. You certainly do have spectacular views there!
    ~Lindy

    May 10, 2014 at 06:04

  82. much drama in those clouds. A bit strange in it´s appearance.

    May 10, 2014 at 10:37

  83. what vibrant colours! amazing…we also had some rain here yesterday :) was a good respite from the heat in the city

    May 10, 2014 at 11:47

  84. Stunning drama Fi……such wonderful vibrant colours and the wild energy of a rain storm sweeping through. I love it :-)

    May 10, 2014 at 12:14

  85. what gorgeous colours..your photos almost took me to the place..Loved the pics

    May 10, 2014 at 13:14

  86. How gorgeous. It’s just amazing.

    May 10, 2014 at 13:58

  87. Was für wunderschöne Bilder. Der himmel sieht ja gigantisch aus. Hammer!
    LG Claudia

    May 10, 2014 at 20:07

  88. Beautiful..in that last shot did you use a different lens? It has some curve to the photo:)

    May 11, 2014 at 05:41

    • No, I just moved further away from the shore!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      May 11, 2014 at 07:38

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  90. Just a little bit more colour in that sky then in my “rain on the horizon” shot. Great.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    May 11, 2014 at 11:38

  91. Totally awesome: skies, weather, photography!

    May 11, 2014 at 16:36

  92. With photos like those I don’t care about the rain. :-) The only word for that sky is dramatic and your photos reveealed that to the full extent. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    May 11, 2014 at 22:49

  93. Breathtakingly beautiful series….haunting quality too i think.

    May 12, 2014 at 02:26

  94. Those pictures are absolutely breathtaking. I love them!

    May 12, 2014 at 04:58

  95. More astounding work from you! I love these.

    May 12, 2014 at 07:09

  96. that is amazing :)

    May 12, 2014 at 10:42

  97. Gorgeous! So dramatic!

    May 12, 2014 at 13:16

  98. Heisann!

    Just gorgeous… Listen to Prince music watching this sky must be the most emotional experience – ever!

    May 12, 2014 at 13:20

  99. daryledelstein

    never was a Prince fan but he came to mind as soon as i read the blog post title .. lovely photos ..

    May 12, 2014 at 16:02

  100. Stunning skies – and a pair of ducks, to boot! I see mention of the artist known or formerly known (so confusing) as Prince above…
    He happens to come from my state, Minnesota. Though a few hours south in the cities & much different part of the state. I don’t know that I ever heard of Prince visiting our northern lakes & woods parts that your lake photos remind me so much of. :)

    May 12, 2014 at 21:12

  101. Isn’t that awe inspiring….just breathtaking!

    May 14, 2014 at 01:54

  102. What a gorgeous area you live in Lady Fi. This set of photos is exceptionally beautiful.

    May 23, 2014 at 13:53

  103. My goodness! This is stunning Lady Fi! =)
    And it’s a joy to scroll down and look to your beautiful shots! :)

    May 23, 2014 at 20:31

  104. Edit: lool AT you beautiful shots!;)

    May 23, 2014 at 20:33

  105. nocolebolo


    You know I love your photos.
    More still, you know I love those skies that only you get.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    May 26, 2014 at 17:47

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