Dancing on the wild side!

I recently read a beautiful post titled “Wanna dance?”

What followed was a wonderful recount of a pause in time – to simply soak up the present and enjoy the beauty that nature had on offer. Yet the main feature of the post was not a peaceful event at all! In a modern world where ‘busy’ reigns supreme, nature too, can be very busy!

Seldom stopping still for a second, changing shape, building up, scattering away to nothing, clouds are the epitome of busy-ness.

I wanted to respond to this post with a recount of something I had seen a few weeks ago, but could not capture on camera. We had an unexpected sudden summer storm. It forced its way along the landscape with a hint of anger, a promise of drama, and teased with an occasional large raindrop. The wind tore the clouds apart and forced them together again – big, dark and ominous. On the ground, the trees swayed furiously as they were blown about in the unpredictable winds. What a dance that was!

Clouds starting to build up

Clouds starting to build up

Then last week, we had a repeat performance! A bit further away, this time, so that I could get the photos I needed to respond to Peregrination‘s post! The clouds were amazing and as the storm got darker and the wind blew harder, it was stunning. There was so much lighting, which went on until well after it was dark. Each flash lit up the sky and the ground as if it was day. Incredible!

Flash of lightning in a brooding sky

Flash of lightning in a brooding sky

Nature dancing one of her unpredictable, wonderful, exhilarating, wild – flashdances!

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15 Responses to Dancing on the wild side!

  1. FLASHdance indeed. I love it! Stunning pictures and awesome description. You’ve painted a vivd pictures with your words as well. ❤ ❤ 🙂


  2. cocoaupnorth says:

    Love your play with words. Beautiful post.


  3. mudlips says:

    Well, what a fabulous sequel! I happen to especially enjoy thunderstorms too. But, now you have inspired another post, and it will be rather a challenge to get a picture. Ah, but I enjoy challenges.


  4. Colline says:

    I love watching the skies when the lightening does its dance. I miss the African summer storms.


    • Madoqua says:

      Colline, I do love a summer storm. When it has been so hot and dry, and then the cool air comes rushing in with such a display of nature’s power!
      And if you are really lucky, you get some rain!

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  5. scrapydotwo says:

    Very well described. It is very special to see the dancing of the thunder clouds. Her you do not really get thunder storms but these very cold winter clouds rolling over the hills. (miss beauty of SA thunderstorms)


  6. Sue Slaght says:

    such a dramatic dance!


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