Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Stormy weather


Yesterday the evening weather guy mentioned a large storm front through the middle of the state. I glanced up to see his weather map featuring a bright red and yellow streak bisecting Alabama. And moving rapidly toward me.

I got up to look outside.

Oh my. Grabbing the camera I ran downstairs and out to the dock.


What an amazing cloud, with even darker skies to the north. I felt the wind coming down the lake, the waves changed direction and the chop crashed into the side of boats and rocked against the shore. Not so far out there I could smell the rain. I managed to get a few shots as the cloud moved rapidly from north to south, and then I ran as fast as I could back up the hill and into the house.

The rain slashed across the windows as I climbed the stairs to a freaked out Katie-girl. We watched the storm together for a bit and then just as fast as it arrived it was over. Whoa, I said to the dog pressed tight to my side. What the heck was that?! Don’t know, mama, she said, but let’s not do that again any time soon.

OK sweetie. That’s a deal.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Stormy weather

  1. I love watching interesting storm clouds. Glad you managed to get a shot before it hit.


  2. I love when you get the weird color to the sky before a storm. But my guys are afraid of thunder and lightning so we’d rather not have storms.


    • Katie puffs all up and barks at the ceiling when there’s thunder. I think she thinks she’s responsible for making it go away and she’s protecting her family. We only had one large boom out of this storm. She made it go away very quickly.


  3. Wow! Amazing storm clouds.


  4. Threatening clouds, but only half of them!


  5. I’d be in the storm shelter with Katie while storm chaser Dawn is out there with her cameras.


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