An afternoon thunderstorm

1 Aug

When I was in Taiwan, it rained almost every day in the afternoon.  Most of the time I was in the office and so would watch the sky go dark from the window, hoping that the storm would be over before I needed to head out.  One of the weekend days that I was there I decided to stay in for the afternoon and watched the sky from my window snapping these photos.

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My window looked north and the contrast of the mountains with the changing weather was something special.

The photos were taken over about two hours as the blue sky was covered by clouds, then the rain started and finally, things cleared again.

After things cleared, I went out and in the cooler afternoon air, started to explore more of Taipei.

Sometimes staying in for the afternoon is the best – how do you decide if you’ll go explore or relax inside?  What’s your favorite way to spend a thunderstorm?

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7 Responses to “An afternoon thunderstorm”

  1. pollyheath August 1, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I loved the view of Moscow from my last apartment for this exact reason — watching the storms come in was sooo awesome! Great pics!

    • gkm2011 August 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Thanks, it was a relaxing afternoon, now documented for posterity!

  2. vishalbheeroo August 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    amazing shots:)

  3. Sherri August 2, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    These photos really capture the storm! I would rather wait it out and then go outside when things are cooler and fresher 🙂

    • gkm2011 August 2, 2013 at 8:24 am #

      Very true and that is what I did later that afternoon!

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