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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

THE STORM


“In our lives there is bound to come some pain, surely as there are storms and falling rain; just believe that the one who holds the storms will bring the sun."


"Sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes He calms the sailor."

"Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover."

"For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously." ~George Gissing

***I snapped these shots with my 12-24mm wide angle lens last night as a storm rolled in on Bonita Beach. I could barely click the shutter each time because my eyes couldn't help but let the camera fall to my hip as my lungs attempted to soak up the air and the moment in general. Each of you know how much I'm obsessed with the sky as well as the sea. I find the ocean to be a magnificent gift from God whether the sun is shining above it or whether the thunder clouds are rolling in atop it. Everything about the sea is incredibly powerful. Some of my most favorite and memorable images that I've taken in years past are of the beach as a thunderstorm is barreling toward it. The word picture that a storm can create is nothing short of amazing. I find myself in constant awe of God's perfect creation (the sea) and consider it a precious gift no matter what the forecast. And as each of you very well know, I also have an obsession with famous quotes. The quotes listed above are some of my favorite quotes that have managed to carry me through life during some of my most troubled of times. In the end though, the storm clouds always bring rain. Rain always brings hope. And hope always brings tomorrow. With tomorrow, there is a new day and renewed strength after the storm. I hope - like me - that you too - find enjoyment and power within the quotes & and within the images together. Side by side they could be a great visual concoction to help tackle what might seem like a very bad storm in life. xoxoxo, Angie

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13 Comments:

Blogger Crystal said...

Those are beautiful Angie!!!

I am in AWE with your photography skills.

6/03/2009 1:47 AM  
Blogger Kristine McKowen said...

Beautiful!

I have ones like this from several years ago with my point and shoot when we stayed in Siesta Key - it was just amazing to watch.

6/03/2009 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Maria Hanson said...

Oh boy do I ever have a hankering for Florida. We have a place on Sanibel Island (not far from you on Naples) and it's just about the BEST THING EVER for relaxation. I'm always in awe that God created such a beautiful setting for us all to enjoy!

I hope you have a relaxing summer, enjoying the gorgeous setting.

maria

6/03/2009 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Debbie Zargarian said...

INCREDIBLE and breath-taking photography!!

6/03/2009 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Sarah Wilson said...

Those pictures are really cool Ang!

6/03/2009 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Love the pics...as always!!!

6/03/2009 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Kari Lancaster said...

that first pic is neat!!!

6/03/2009 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the storm pictures!! The panorama's are beyond description!!

Love the cute bags!!

6/03/2009 11:03 AM  
Blogger The Kishtons said...

I LOVE these pictures! They are very empowering. I can only imagine what it was like to be there and witness this magnificant creation in person.

6/03/2009 11:33 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

BEAUTIFUL!

6/03/2009 11:41 AM  
Blogger sportzmom said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs!

6/03/2009 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

After the Rain, the Rainbow. I certainly share your love of all nature, I want a porch to sit on and watch all the storms when they come. I just can't get them to give me my own here at work ha ha.Awesome pix girl!

6/03/2009 3:35 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love those photos, but speaking of a storm, I am sure you heard about Carmel and Fishers with the hail damage, high winds, and ferocious rain?! My house was not damaged, but I know several people who had some pretty bad damage.

6/04/2009 7:53 AM  

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