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Illinois Storm

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Here’s a little something different from my usual adventures in Colorado and Utah. We spent last week visiting Diane’s family in Milwaukee and my family in Illinois and did a lot of interstate driving, so we weren’t able to get out hiking at all. I almost didn’t even bother to bring my camera with me on this trip, but I’m glad I did when a thunderstorm moved through the area near my sister’s house near Sandwich, Illinois shortly before sunset. Here are a few of the photos I took.

Awesome clouds above the farm next door as the storm moved into the area.

Illinois Storm

The road in front of my sister’s house.

Storm the Sky

The edge of the storm moving across the sky.

Country Road

Farmall tractor parked in front of their house.


On my way to the barn to wait out the heavy rain which was following right behind me. We spent two nights in that fifth-wheel trailer parked next to the barn.

Before the Rain

John Deere tractor after the rain.

John Deere

This storm produced a lot of lightning and when it got dark I tried to photograph it. I didn’t have a tripod with me so my options were limited, but I did manage to catch this one lightning bolt in the distance before the storm moved too far away.

Distant Bolt

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  1. Nancy
    Nancy June 23, 2015

    Amazing shots! We’re eastward bound now, but so far have had clear skies.

  2. Robert Guthrie
    Robert Guthrie June 23, 2015

    Tremendous photographs; really exceptional. Thank you for sharing.

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