So last evening, my wife and I took a jaunt up to the Shawnee County State Fishing Lake, which is just north of Topeka, KS. There was a nice storm rolling in, but we got there in time to set up, take numerous pictures, and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. We then got to drive home in a pleasant rain, which turned into a thunderstorm just after we got home. The colors were amazing, and the weather was perfect to enjoy the evening. Hope you all enjoy half as much as we did!
Shawnee State Lake Sunset 20140901
As everyone in Kansas is saying right now (I’m certain of that), “I am ready for Spring.”
This winter has been rough, with bitterly cold temperatures, snow, wind, and downright miserable conditions. Being a photographer, that makes it rough to get out and get pictures to post. In going through my pictures, I remembered this one. I love thunderstorms, especially watching them build over Kansas, where you can see them for miles. This one was building just south of Hutchinson, Kansas in June of last year. It was approximately 8:30 in the evening, but still well before sunset. The clouds were so thick that it seemed as though the sun had already set. I loved this photo, and I hope you do too!
Storms are a foreshadowing of what is to come. Rain. Wind, and Lightning. Nourishment. Cooler weather. Whatever you see, the storms are each of these things, and all of them together. Just hold on to your hat, because here in Kansas, you never know what will really happen until afterwards.
Thunderstorm at Sunset
The weather here in Kansas can change very quickly. A couple of weeks ago I was traveling for work, and when I was in Hutchinson, KS, this storm popped up out of nowhere and made for some awesome views. I came back from taking some pictures, and was quite happy with what I found in my photos. I hope you all enjoy this one as well!
Lightning in Kansas
It’s wheat harvest time here in Kansas. The wheat is golden, and the wind is blowing, and it’s hot. That is the typical Kansas Wheat Harvest (for those of you who have not experienced one). With the heat today (In Great Bend, KS it got up to around 111 degrees) the thunderstorms really started firing up as I was making a beeline for home. I passed this field, which had obviously NOT been harvested yet, and had to go back because of the amazing thunderheads building in the background. I hope you enjoy the photo!
Wheat Harvest Thunderstorm