Monday, 12 May 2008

A spring storm

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think Charles Dickens and his outstanding imagery are just about half way there, at least...

''A blight had fallen on the trees and shrubs; and the wind, at length beginning to break the unnatural stillness that had prevailed all day, sighed heavily from time to time, as though foretelling in grief the ravages of the coming storm. The bat skimmed in fantastic flights through the heavy air, and the ground was alive with crawling things, whose instinct brought them forth to swell and fatten in the rain.''

''The wind began to moan in hollow murmurs, as the sun went down carrying glad day elsewhere; and a train of dull clouds coming up against it, menaced thunder and lightning. Large drops of rain soon began to fall, and, as the storm clouds came sailing onward, others supplied the void they left behind and spread over all the sky. Then was heard the low rumbling of distant thunder, then the lightning quivered, and then the darkness of an hour seemed to have gathered in an instant.''
Himalayan cedar (Cedrus deodara)

9 komentari:

Esther Montgomery said...

Your photos say it much better.

Esther Montgomery

zvrk said...

To se dobro zacrnilo nebo!

Brenda Kula said...

Ooh! Love the rain droplet photo.
Very artistic.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Violet !
What fantastic pictures you have captured ! .. set to a wonderful narrative .. you almost make my hair stand on end with such wonderful drama of pictures and words. Storms are terrifying yet so amazing, we are drawn to that excitement .. primeval spirit beneath us all do you think ?
I love water droplet photos especially .. that was just gorgeous !

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Old Charlie had such a way with words, didn't he? It's nice to see his words and your lovely pics combined.

Laura said...

I love stormy pictures! The droplet one was especially good!

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Very impressive pictures! The sky is almost violet...or grey.
PS I found your blog through Blotanical . it's very nice!

Viooltje said...

:-) thank you all for stopping by, I've been storming around the garden lately and hardly had any time to post; the storm looked worse than it happened to be; a few thunders and just as much droplets and that was about it; I'm more afraid of drought at the moment, but at least I keep the slugs under control

Esther Montgomery said...

The ability to keep slugs under control is a skill not to be underestimated!


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