Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August Thunderstorm, Grand Portage State Forest

This was the coolest storm to watch as it passed over Grand Portage State Forest and Greenwood Lake yesterday afternoon.  We could see a good rain falling beneath this structure of clouds but above us was blue sky.  We were high and dry from our vantage point and had a front row seat to the storm show!  Eventually there were a couple of small holes in the clouds and the sunlight was penetrating through these holes, shining rays of light down onto the ground.  Just minutes after making this photo the sky shown in this photo was blue and completely devoid of any clouds.  Such was the pattern of the day: brief periods of intense rain followed by sunshine and blue sky.  Nature sure is amazing and beautiful!

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