September 17th 2014. The day was beautiful and the sky full of migrating Swallows and House Martins. This,very often, is a precursor to a storm. At lunch time, we watched huge white clouds rise, their tops levelled by the high atmospheric pressure.
The afternoon was hot and clear. In the early evening huge ominous Cumuli Nimbus pushed skyward.
One sinister looking cloud and within it flashes of lightening.
As it towered towards us, the Swallows and House Martins seemed ill prepared, they flew on towards the storm.
Hard to photograph, but you can see them here.
Wind, rain, hail, thunder, lightening and rainbows.
In the strange after glow we looked for the Swallows and House Martins, hopefully they continued safely!
All is now passed, a calm descends, but we have been reminded of the power of nature
and our very small presence in the universe.