Travel Theme: Storm

Big, scary storms are unusual in our area of the world. This summer Sudbury, Ontario was hit by three high wind storms that toppled trees and hydro lines. If you add hail to that, it’s not very pleasant to get caught in.

You’ll see photos of two of them. Unfortunately with the third one, I have no images. When out in the elements and one sees a menacing green cloud in the sky, it’s time to take cover. We had less than a minute to react. The wind gust almost blew me over.

This amazing storm cloud showed itself while we enjoyed the safety of our balcony. After this shot, the sky changed drastically and we got pelted with sheets of rain.

This storm cloud is looming at the edge of our balcony view. When I saw it coming, I ran for my camera.

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About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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26 Responses to Travel Theme: Storm

  1. Helen Bushe says:

    Scary Storm here right now in UK . No blue sky though 😉

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  2. Suzanne says:

    Great shots. We’ve had terrible winds this year too. Like you I nearly got blown over by one – and that was in my very protected backyard! It’s a worry. Climate change?

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  3. AmyRose🌹 says:

    WHOA!!! Those clouds scream power and drama!! Just stay safe, Olga. Incredible captures!! 💖

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  4. K'lee L. says:

    Beautiful. I was born during a hurricane so storms are always fascinating to me.

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  5. omanfuqua says:

    When my husband and I live in Louisville Kentucky I saw a tornado coming at me it was so beautiful I got lost in the beauty and could not move. The tornado went up in the air over my head. I can only imagine how beautiful a hurricane looks with the houses and the heavy things flying in the air in a circle like magic. I never want to experience being in a tornado or a hurricane. Beautiful pictures.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for sharing your story. I’ve never been in a hurricane myself, but the storms here recently have been very intense. Happy that you liked my photos. 🙂


  6. Rebel Girl says:

    I think Ontario will be getting much more odd weather. Those clouds look pretty intense! It sure made for an awesome photo shoot though.

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    • Olga says:

      I agree that we have gotten more extreme weather this year and more to come. Hopefully that doesn’t include severe winter storms. As long as I’m not in the thick of the unexpected weather bombs, I love observing and taking photos. Thanks for appreciating my photos.

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      • Rebel Girl says:

        I hope we aren’t in for a nasty winter. We have been lucky the past few years while Toronto got the chaos and mess. It was like a switch happened somewhere.

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        • Olga says:

          That’s true. I still remember from last winter that I was amazed that Toronto was hit with such extreme weather. I used to live there for ten years while going to York University and I just remember two major weather phenomena from that time. Freezing rain that made the sidewalks a skating rink and a snow storm that caused the busing service to become overloaded. I waited while many buses passed me because they were full. I definitely was late for work. Otherwise, the winters were very mild.

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  7. Denis1950 says:

    That first image is especially spectacular, well captured Olga.

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  8. memadtwo says:

    Amazing (and frightening…) (K)

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  9. I rather like seeing storm clouds, especially ones that bring some snow. I like the sound of rain on the window as well, especially at night when I’m tucked up in bed. Great photos, Olga.

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    • Olga says:

      Thanks for the visit, Hugh. I also love falling asleep to the sound of rain. Something about it! We get fierce winters here, so not a fan of winter clouds. Maybe because I’ve been psychologically traumatized by shoveling to the point of exhaustion to get off to work. Now that I’m retired, signs of winter coming don’t bother me as much. Love the beauty of fresh snow on trees. Thanks for liking my photos. 🙂


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