Prairie Glimpses – Alberta Skies

When we first moved to Alberta from South Carolina over 25 years ago, I thought flat prairies and big, open skies were boring. Now I love them and even feel slightly claustrophobic when we travel back to the closed-in landscapes of the southeast.

Last week during our time away in the cabin, we observed Alberta skies in a variety of moods. Everything from bright, cloudless, sunny skies to fierce, stormy, thunderclouds rolled past. It was especially satisfying to sit on the broad porch in our comfortable Adirondack  chairs to watch the ever-changing weather show.

When the thunderstorm passed by it reminded us of watching storms with our kids when they were little. Everyone would jump at the sound of thunder and Bud would tell the kids it was God talking. Psalm 29:3 says ‘The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders’ and Job 37:5 tells us “God thunders wondrously with his voice.” We sure love observing ‘God talking’ in a thunderstorm.

Hope you enjoy our Alberta skies!

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Vista from the porch

Clouds over the prairies

Clouds over the prairies

Open skies

Open skies

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Grassy fields, cloudy skies

Grassy fields, cloudy skies

Cornucopia shaped cloud

Cornucopia shaped cloud

The clouds line up

The clouds line up

Hazy day valley view

Hazy day valley view

Rain's a comin'!

Rain’s a comin’!

Peaceful sky over pond

Peaceful sky over pond

Rain coming soon

Rain coming soon

Gathering storm

Gathering storm

Sunset storm clouds

Sunset storm clouds

Blowing rain

Blowing rain

Lightning

Lightning

Lightning close up

Lightning close up

Lightning behind the clouds

Lightning behind the clouds

Sun through the storm

Sun through the storm

Another storm is coming

Another storm is coming

Ray of hope

Ray of hope

Impressive show

Impressive show

Fierce skies

Fierce skies

Storm on the prairie

Storm on the prairie

Blue skies coming soon

Blue skies coming soon

The passing storm

The passing storm

 

 

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