Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 2017

Immanuel Lutheran of rural McCook County taken at sunset after a massive storm passed through
I can't believe June has come and gone already this year.  Time has a way of picking up steam the older you get... And I feel it these days.  A severe and ultimately very picturesque storm system blew through the eastern half of South Dakota about mid-June and I was fortunate enough to pass through it undamaged by hail to then see the magnificent beauty of the storm as the setting sun lit the clouds from the northwest.  Four of the twelve photos found in this post are from that evening.  There were a few more storms producing unique clouds over the course of the month, however maybe not enough as a large part of our state (middle central to north central) didn't get much for rain yet this year.  Regardless, the skies were again the star of the month as you can see with my selections.  As always, click on an image for a larger file to view and thanks for checking in!

Macro detail of the petals and stamen of a wild prairie rose

Edmond, SD (what's left of it)

After the storm in McCook County, SD

Sunset lit storm clouds over Immanuel Lutheran found a few miles south of Canova, SD

Mammatus clouds at sunset over an unused barn

A vivid rainbow south of Parkston, SD

The first light after a rainstorm along the Charles Mix and Douglas County line (south of White Lake)

Backroad beauty - evening scene in rural Minnehaha County

The rising Milky Way over unused Pioneer Concordia church of rural Roberts County, SD

Milky way over barn in rural Kingsbury County, SD

Clouds over the Old Courthouse Museum after a rainstorm in downtown Sioux Falls.