I absolutely love stormy days.
The clouds act as a natural filter for the Earth causing all the colors to ‘pop’ out from the gray backdrop. Luckily, I found some vibrant flowers that really show off this effect. I’m not sure what kind of shrub this is, but J and I have named them fire shrubs. (so original, aren’t we?)
And because I still don’t have a fancy camera with awesome lenses and filters, this weather makes it so much easier for me to take great pictures. Seriously, most of my favorite pictures were taken on stormy days. (a great trick for any amateurs out there like me!)
We had spent this first cool day at the zoo, and as we left it was just barely beginning to rain. Thankfully it was still nice and overcast when we got into our neighborhood where these pictures were taken.
Speaking of the zoo, I think we took over 150 pictures there. I say we because I am usually the sole photographer in our house, but J kept stealing my camera from me. He was also the one who offered to pull over so I could photograph these shrubs.
Either he too is getting excited about photography, or I have him well trained…