Monday, 4 June 2018

Very stormy Winter skies

We've had more torrential rain and storms here in the Bay of Plenty over the last couple of days. One of my friends at work, her brother lives in Rotorua and he has already had flooded waters flowing through his house - luckily he's covered by insurance.

Last night we had fork lightning and thunder in the skies and today we travelled about an hour to Tokoroa to visit one of my best friends from high school who is renovating her house. The other half fixed a few wirings around her property and on the way home, aware that we weren't going to stop I took these photos through my window which was only open a short way to catch these skies.

We could see the blue was trying to come through but didn't quite succeed. Once we got home we ended up having more rain and now as I look outside the lounge window I can see black clouds. Oh btw today is Queens birthday weekend here in NZ so most people except retail workers and others have the day off, it's basically my Sunday which is why we didn't have to work.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday.


  1. How wonderful these stormy weather pictures are !

  2. Those storm clouds are exactly what you would call 'ominous'! Great photos again even if out of a car window

  3. Fabulous shots! I'm wondering how come we don't get a day's holiday for the Queen's birthday. Ma'am, if you're reading this - how about it? (PS Happy Birthday).

  4. Lousy weather but the perfect time to get out and do some photography.

  5. Those are some very menacing clouds you photographed. Sorry to hear about the flooding. Crazy weather!

  6. those are dramatic skies. I was in Rotorua once many years ago. It was my favourite place in New Zealand.

  7. Hello, love the stormy sky captures. Great series. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  8. As others have said the words 'dramatic' and 'brooding' are very good descriptions of your photos.

  9. Gorgeous stormy sky shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor



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