summer storm

Before that big thunderstorm the other day, the one that brought the cotton ball clouds, I managed to get a few shots of the storm rolling in.

First, it got a little dark:

 Then it got a lot dark:

That’s quite the contrast between the brightish sky to the east and the clouds overhead, isn’t it? Keep in mind that this was mid-afternoon.

And then this rolled in:

 The bright areas within the clouds are lightning. The accompanying crack of thunder sent me scurrying inside where two small dogs and a snotty cat, all spooked by the storm, tried to claw their way to the top of my head. Whether I was safer inside or outside is debatable.

I really need a better phone

Because my cell is little better than tin cans and string with a pinhole camera strapped to the top, this is about the best shot I could get of the giant cotton ball clouds in Wolfville tonight:

 The cloud balls were more defined and perfectly formed than they appear in this photo, but this should still give you the idea. Kinda neat, huh? I’ve never seen anything quite like them.