Yesterday, forecasters predicted thunderstorms after 1pm. It didn’t wait that long. Fortunately, I noticed the clouds moving in and grabbed the camera for some lightning fast picture taking.
St Paul has a lot of accessible viewing points, especially on my side of the river. I zoomed around from one to the other on the scooter, taking photos as I went. Even when the camera warned me the battery was running down, I didn’t quit. This first pic is the last one I managed to take. Remember, clicking gets you full size.
I really love this next shot. It shows the city, the river, the marina with all the houseboats (yay, Gray and Cooper! though theirs is parked in Red Wing, MN), some of Harriet Island, and the Wabasha Bridge. Tell me that isn’t a gorgeous view! Can’t wait until fall. Fall is terrific here.
Here you see the storm rolling into the city from the west, the black clouds devouring the white. It was exhilarating to watch!
Two minutes after I got back (thanks to the camera battery finally dying), the rain began to fall in those heavy dense drops that feel like a hundred birds just shit on your head.
I just laughed, ’cause I was home, safe and sound, watching from inside my apartment. 🙂