Thursday, April 23, 2009

Theme Thursday: Fire - and the aftermath

This is a common sight all over the South. All that remains after many a fire is what might have been the source of the blaze - the chimney.

Fire in the sky is less common, but once in a while I catch a few clouds ablaze in the evening.

One evening after a violent storm, I was surprised to see the sun setting again - in the north! It took a moment for me to realize I was seeing the glow of a forest fire started by the storm.

I photographed the storm on the news next morning (see my window reflected in the screen?) The storm set off the above fire and spawned two tornadoes and the largest hail I've ever witnessed. Luckily I only witnessed it after a friend put several hailstones in her freezer. They were nearly the size of baseballs!

Fire and ice - all descending from the heavens simultaneously...


  1. wow don't mess with mother nature I think she will win every time! great pictures!

  2. the beach is the BEST place to watch the sky catch fire... :D

  3. fire and ice...what a crazy universe we live in!

  4. Fire and Ice

    Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I've tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

    Robert Frost

  5. yes, I often see those chimneys and wonder about the loss, of life or pets or photos or mementos...sad. Your fire in the sky photos are awesome, your weather frightening!

  6. I like your chimney pics. I have a few myself. Nice 'fire in the sky,' too.
    Sounds like quite a storm.

  7. Whew, it does sound like quite a storm.

    Now I'm off to wonder about what used to be attached to that chimney...

  8. Absolutely beautiful photos. Yes, fire and Mother Nature can be incredible biatchs.

  9. I love coming to your blog and finding the unexpected, along with thoughful thoughts. I have an award waiting for you on my Mewsings Blog...