Wait Five Minutes

South Dakotans have this philosophy about the weather: if you don’t like it, wait five minutes and it will change. 
While that isn’t always true, especially when it’s over 100 degrees for several days, it often can be. Yesterday we had a rather large, threatening storm. 
The high for my house was around 87 and mid-evening the temperature dropped to 59 degrees within 30 seconds, as the clouds rolled in. We received pelting rain and some hail and then the clouds broke and the sun peaked through, giving us a lovely sunset. 

I love storms, especially the colors that come in the sky. I would love to be a storm chaser, but for now I’ll settle with what I’m able to capture from wherever I’m at that moment. This is from my backyard as the storm made it’s way over our land.

 From the top of the hill just south of my house. 

 My husband and I were able to go for a little drive last night after the weather hit and these last photos show the colors left in the wake of the storm.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Valerie Doyle

    Hi Cristen, Love your photographs! Just found your blog after Clarice posted it on FaceBook. I am Mel's cousin and had seen some of your work before and really loved it. Always takes me right back to South Dakota!

  2. Cristen

    Thank you for your kinds words, Valerie! Glad you found me! 🙂

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