Thunderstorm at Dusk

thunderstorm, Allegheny Mountains, Shenandoah Valley
Thunderstorm at Dusk.

I have too many hobbies. Besides photography and writing, I enjoy biking, birding, wildlife, wildflowers, hiking, weather, sunrises, and sunsets, just to name a few. Every once in a while, I am fortunate to be able to combine some of those activities into one outing.

Recently I explored a new location for sunsets. Though lovely, the promise of a blazing sunset diminished as the sun sank lower and lower behind the Allegheny Mountains 17 miles away. To the north, a rogue thunderstorm drifted over northwestern Rockingham Co., Virginia. The last of the day’s light dappled the outer edges of the billowing storm cell.

Being outside in the cooling evening air on this hillside cattle farm brought me much joy. Capturing a photo of a growing thunderhead highlighted by the setting sun in this idyllic setting capped another lovely day in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

“Thunderstorm at Dusk” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2017

Author: Bruce Stambaugh

Writer, marketer, columnist, author, photographer, birder, walker, hiker, husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, township trustee, converted Anabaptist, community activist, my life is crammed with all things people and nature and wonder. My late father gave me this penchant for giving and getting the most out of life, my late mother the courtesy, kindness, and creativity to see the joy in life. They both taught me to cherish the people I am with. I try and fail and try again.

10 thoughts on “Thunderstorm at Dusk”

    1. Thank you so much, Beckie. I am honored to have you and all the others walk along life’s path with me. I’m grateful to be able to share with you in words and photos.
      Blessings,
      Bruce

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  1. Very nice picture. You are so right about the cooling off the day. Beautiful thank you for your view and pictures. They are inspiring.
    Angie Boone

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  2. You know Bruce, when I hear a photographer say there is just nothing to shoot today, I think look up buddy! The one thing that is ever changing is the sky, the beauty that floats right above our heads is the most overlooked and ever changing from second to second. When I get in a rut, I try to do skyscapes, cloudscapes, Yours is simply beautiful.! 🙂

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