Stormy Roadside

I had an idea for shooting some photos at a scenic place along the road in Leander. It had been a cloudy day, but the sun was finally getting through the clouds in the late afternoon, so I headed to the place. As I was going, dark gray storm clouds were quickly moving in and I thought that I could get a few shots before the sun was covered up. But the clouds moved in before I could set up bringing wind and lightning.

I shot a few pictures through an open car window to try to get something. There is a rustic wooden rail fence guarding a field flush with yellow wildflowers and some low trees in the distance.

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Wildflowers near a Wooden Rail Fence

I thought that there must be something there I could experiment with for a foreground with the fence mid-ground and the wildflowers background. But, as soon as I reached this location, it began to rain. From the car, I framed a large bush in the foreground with a large utility pole just out of shot to the right. I would like to have been a bit higher as the fence almost blocks the tree line.

We have a had a lot of stormy weather for this part of the country this spring, but it has lead to an impressive bloom of wildflowers; the best I have seen in 20 years. It is storming as I write this and will be stormy the rest of the week. I don’t think that I will be able to make it over here for any more shooting.

One from the roadside anyway. Thanks for reading.

4 thoughts on “Stormy Roadside

  1. Looks like you’re having the same kind of superbloom that we’re having in California. I love your selection for this shot. That old wood fence gives the shot a lot of character, in my view.

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    1. Thanks. In hindsight maybe I should have poke my head up through the sun roof of my car to get a little elevation. I was getting kind of worried about all the lightning at the time, though. Gray and rainy all day today.

      This photo was taken at about noon. It is really dark outside and raining sideways.

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    1. Yes. I made myself not go out shooting yesterday because it was mother’s day. We look to be in for some nice weather this week, though.

      I also had another little project with a caterpillar that made a cocoon in a little crepe myrtle in my front yard. I am putting together a blog post for this.

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