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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"if you don't like the weather..."

"....just wait a minute."
~~~

I'm pretty sure that must be a universal saying for most parts.

~~It definitely rings true for Alberta.
You can be outside enjoying a beautiful, bright, sunny afternoon...
when within mere minutes- 
you're all scrambling for drinks, plates, and cover~~
while your campfire is suddenly extinguishing itself due to torrential rain.


"If you don't like the weather~ just wait a minute"


~~~
I was thinking of this when I captured the above 2 pictures Friday evening.

Funnel clouds and rain within moments of sunshine and rainbows...
gets a little confusing at times.

Life can be like that.
Seems there is no continuous pattern....
it just happens.
Storms here....warmth over there.
Then rain. And snow.
Then it's sunshine again.

Life can be the epitome of this saying.

And that's not always a bad thing.

After all...
no one would enjoy continuous funnel clouds.
Never-ending rainbows would mean constant storms.

If you don't like the situation....
really....
just wait.

The weather does change. Sometimes~ in a minute.

45 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I was in a bad storm 2 nights ago complete with hail and no local radio to listen to.It looks nice today, I am trying to decide whether to move on or go home.Some friends are headed for the lake and think Lily and I should join.

Allison said...

Just what I need to hear. I love how you did this post.

Snappy Di said...

love the beauty that our skies bring us!

Di

Judy said...

I just love your posts!

Cat said...

yup
it's true!
love your insight Dawn

love and light

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love these reminders. So true, yet so easy to forget! The double rainbow is amazing! What a treat to see.

Buttons said...

Truer words have not been spoken today. B

Deb said...

we actually got rain here in Texas...love your photos....

mountain mama said...

well said, friend :)

Debbie said...

we all must learn to dance in the rain!!!

great entry...love the rainbows!!!

Changes in the wind said...

Great truth with great pictures:)

texwisgirl said...

so very true... :)

Richard said...

Great images wow. The weather in the Lancaster area has been getting down right scary lately with heavy rains and tornados touching down...............Also please drop by my blog to a brand new post today from old order Mennonite Jean. And look for Jeans first ever recipe (whoopie pies) on Amish Stories this Wednesday. Richard

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Fantastic photos.... and the same is true of our weather!

Clint said...

I guess we can't get too hung up on the weather or anything else. We just gotta remember Who is in charge and let Him lead us. All clouds are silver lined.

Farm Girl said...

I love the pictures and it is cool you caught the funnel cloud forming.
So true just be patient.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

this morning thunder woke me up very early. Went out for a run and it was cloudy but not raining. Then rain. Then downpour. Then calm again. All in a run!

Miz.November said...

So true. The weather has been like that around here lately, too. And just like the weather, you never know what to expect in life. It can turn around in an instant.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These photos show how fast weather and life can change!

Robin Malherbe said...

Too true, too true! That rainbow pic is absolutely beautiful! I think I need to get me out to the countryside again!

Flora said...

Wonderful shots and thoughts!

darlin said...

Dawn these are stunning photos, I LOVE the rainbow! It's so true, the storm of life subsides and we see that rainbow, it's a matter of learning patience and waiting it out.

One of my favorite songs is the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "If you ever wanna see a rainbow, you gotta stand a little rain."

Have a great day and I hope the sun shines soon!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

It happens all the time.
And almost everywhere.
Costas

Lynette said...

Beautiful photography Dawn...your rainbow photo is my favorite.

Alan said...

The rainbow is fantastic! Lovely photos.

bon bon said...

these are gorgeous! can't help but think of the "double rainbow!" guy! lol!

weather is fickle here too. put in a load of laundry while it was sunny. had a nice summer rain when they were ready for the line, and now that they're in the dryer, it's beautiful again. oh well... ;o)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great photos, Dawn. That saying is very true here in Alberta.

Carmi said...

Weather. Life. Kinda similar in so many ways. I'm glad we have you, Dawn, to show us the way.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Patience is a virtue so they say. I love your posts Dawn!!

Mike said...

Love the pictures!

The weather has been crazy here in the midwest too. Lots of storms and rain with lots of hot, humid weather in between. I always check the radar before every ride and run.

Jack said...

Three nice sky photos, accompanies nicely by your thoughts.

Slamdunk said...

Now that is contrast.

We enjoy living in a river valley. When we get bad weather, we seem to get more rainbows than any other place I have lived.

heyBJK said...

Wow, what a contrast in photos! That's a gorgeous rainbow shot! I have to laugh every time I hear that statement about the weather - people use it like it only applies to their state.

Alan O'Riordan said...

Ever heard "Four Seasons in One Day"? It's a song by Crowded House, an Australian band from Melbourne. Apparently the song was inspired by Melbourne weather. I can vouch for its authenticity, despite the fact I only put sunny photos on my blog:-)

Personally, I reckon clouds, rain, snow and rainbows are overrated. I'm happy if life is just one big sunny beach day!

Trisha said...

Once again you put it just right :) Great shots too! I would have been so excited to get a shot of a funnel cloud!

Mahon said...

Oooh !! Wonderful your photos ! Great post :)) ...

Bye**

Jen said...

Ha! That is exactly how it is in Minnesota too!! One day it's 90 degrees, the next 60. Uggh!!

Janie said...

Weather is an adventure, just like life itself.
Love the rainbow photo.

ladyfi said...

So true!

Love these two shots...

Val said...

I miss the sounds of a storm!! Living in The West Coast we just don't get them!!

Leontien said...

Scary sight those funnel clouds! But yes wait a minute and it all will be/get better! Great post!

Leontien

Richard said...

I came back just to look at those pictures again, great job. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon county.

EG Wow said...

Yep, the weather has a habit of changing quickly here too. :) LOVE the rainbow shot!

Hope said...

so very true! love the shots!

Rick said...

Having lived near Calgary for 15 years, I know exactly whereof you speak ! 4 seasons in one day was not a rare occurrence. And the winter clothing was never put away.

Great shots - love the rainbows.