Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

One of my favorite memories as a child was sitting on our large front porch, watching night-time thunderstorms roll through Memphis. However, tall oak trees in my neighborhood obscured distant lightning. Now in Iowa, I don’t have to go far to get a great vista of an evening storm rolling through rural Iowa. This early October storm could be seen brewing in the sunset and by 8:00 p.m., it was producing a light show 50 miles away over Atlantic, Iowa. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

While thunderstorms do have the potential of bringing a lot of damage, they are a powerful and grand demonstration of God’s power.

5 I know that the Lord is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6 The Lord does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.
7 He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.                                              Psalm 135:5-7 (NIV)

For more examples of “grand,” check them out HERE.

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

  1. Pingback: 12-10-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand | The Quotidian Hudson

    • Thanks, Peter…still learning, mainly by trial and error. I didn’t have my tripod, so relied on resting the camera on my door frame to steady during the longer exposure clicks. Not successful with all but I was pleased with what I got.


    • Thanks, I really appreciate you stopping by! I just started the Weekly Photo Challenge this summer and have enjoyed seeing all the interpretations each week. Will look forward to seeing yours, as well.


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