Sunday, August 04, 2013

A storm was coming..

Well, if you asked someone from the west coast of Norway, they'd probably say that it was just a little rain coming, but for someone grown up on the east side of Norway, yesterday really was a storm.

We were out walking - hubby, Mini and I - going downtown to check for a few items in some shops (edited to change "storms" to "shops", who goes downtown to check out items in a storm anyway..), and we'd been waiting for the morning's thunder and rain to pass before going outside. Well, lets just sat that as we went further on our way, the clouds came rolling in and the light (more or less, I know, sounding dramatically, but that's the way it was.. really..) disappeared into a dusky darkness, making all the traffic lights and lit up signs to glow (it was as if it was early afternoon in November, not late morning August).

We stopped just before the fairytale bridge (Eventyrbrua) so that I could take some pictures.

The Crack in the Sky? (Doctor Who?)

Loopy picture, but same "crack".

Fascinating layers of clouds.

More layers. See the tiny traces of blue sky?

Rolling in.. 

Continuing to roll in..

Absolutely fascinating.. 

I think we spent about 15mins watching the clouds roll in..

Light fading.. 

Darkness coming.. 

Aaaand then came the rain. 

I do mean RAIN!

We spent about 15-20 minutes on the steps/stairs of a pub in Markveien (who'd put too much light and crap up under their screen to wheel it in). You can see the people on the other side of the street, huddling together in a drive-in. At least we kept ourselves reasonably dry - umbrellas have no function in this kind of rain - and after about 15-20 minutes the rain was down to a drizzle, and we could continue our walk.

Mother Nature.. gotta love her. :)

1 comment:

Laila said...

Flotte bilder :-)) herlig ;-))