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The Storm’s Edge August 9, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
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In the mood for a stroll along the Gulf of Mexico, I headed to the beach.  To the west, the cloudless sky beckoned.

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As I stepped out of the car, I noticed a storm cloud peering, with intent, over my shoulder.

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Camera in hand, I headed to the sand and snapped shots in all directions.

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North

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South

East

East

West

West

I twirled around again and noticed the storm gaining ground as it pushed out into the Gulf.

South

South

Soutwest

Southwest

Northwest

Northwest

Still clear to the North

Still clear to the North

Turning around, I saw this looming glowering cloud, and decided to head home.

Southeast

Southeast

On the way, I spied a rainbow as I crossed over the bridge from Anna Maria Island to Perico Island.

I stopped to shoot the rainbow over skeletal trees in the Neal Preserve.

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When I looked straight up, an eye of blue sky looked down.

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Over my shoulder, to the west, I saw the storm’s edge.

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Pressing down, ready to let loose the deluge.

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I followed the rainbow towards home.

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Almost home.

Almost home.

Before heading into dinner, I took one last shot of the rainbow.

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Aah . . . that’s better!