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Storm Clouds of Southern Florida (PHOTOS)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hi everyone! As you all know, I love storms and rain and clouds and I took these during some of our storm days here in SE Florida. Enjoy!

I take public transportation everywhere I go so paying attention to the weather is very important to me.

One big reason why I love storms too is because that is something in my life that I know I can't do anything about; not a thing. THAT is very important to me because with life's many challenges, knowing I can't do anything about something is liberating to me.

What is your most favorite weather and why? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thanks for reading my blog today and have a wonderful weekend, no matter what the weather. emoticon

Love, Chelsea emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUDITH316 7/14/2013 7:19PM

    Great Blog Chelsea, liked your photo's also, I take a lot of public transportation also especially when my friend's and family are not able to drive me to the places I like to go, taking transit gives you the opportunity to observe your surroundings, it's amazing what one can see while sitting back and letting someone else do the driving. Where I live I see a lot of beautiful mountains and the sea, each one has it's own personal stamp from God, He sure has given us such beauty for us to enjoy, sadly some don't take the time to look at God's handiwork... emoticon

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EXOTEC 7/1/2013 12:59PM

    I love storms too! Growing up in FL, you sort of have to, I guess =)

I love the smell of incoming rain...I love to watch the egrets dance across the black clouds, they look like points of laser white light...I love the windy uplift just before the rain starts to fall...I love the way the world lifts its face to the storm in relief and gratitude. I love to watch the electrical lightning over the waterways in the evenings. I even like hurricanes, so long as we're well prepared for them. We get pretty good advance warning, so I've never had a deep fear of them; respect, certainly.

The things I FEAR are the spin-off tornadoes. I could never live in a tornado zone. I remember my dad, an avid fisherman, telling stories about scampering about in the Gulf in his little 24-foot boat, outrunning or outmaneuvering the waterspouts! crazy man. He even made it sound like FUN. I suspect I've come by some of my lunacy genetically! LOL

Thanks for the great pics!

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FLORIDASUN 6/29/2013 10:08AM

    Hi DO get some storms here in SW FL don't we? I love a good hard rain...but since we had the construction biz for so many years and our product was CONCRETE...I learned NOT to like the rain so much. It could ruin a job in no time and the crews were back digging up ruined concrete the next day. NOT FUN! But now that we no longer have the big biz and DH only does small reseals and repairs...the rain is once again mostly my friend. I don't like the extreme weather conditions we are having all over the world right's frightening how many people's lives can be completely destroyed by an act of nature!

And of course...I shake in my shoes during hurricanes...they scare the bejabbers out of me! emoticon

I LOVE the smell of fall and hope we can make it up to the mountains this October for the leaf change...I LOVE hiking and taking in the scents and sounds of nature under those big ole mammoth trees on the Appalachian trail...walking in the woods with the crunch of leaves under my feet is my idea of heaven! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thank for sharing those awesome pics...I loved seeing them! emoticon

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-COURT- 6/25/2013 11:32PM

    I like the warm weather at the beach. Those look like big storms. I hate to lose power. I went through the 2004 hurricanes and don't want to witness any more of those.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/25/2013 8:50PM

    scary, be careful

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KENWANNE2013 6/25/2013 5:29PM

    I love the silence of snow. Especially at night. It is the way it whispers in and muffles everything. I find it really calming. I also love light showers on a summers day.

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PEGGYO 6/24/2013 6:49AM

    thanks for sharing

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1BEACHWALKER 6/24/2013 1:51AM

    Don't you just love the clouds in Florida?! Those storm clouds that we can see in the distance when it is storming somewhere else are huge and billowy! Love taking pics of clouds too! I have some I am going to post in my new blog in a couple days! I love sunsets will see plenty of those on my page gallery. I watch the Weather Channel constantly, since I love all things weather related. Right now it is hurricane watch time. That I hope we don't get! Storms here scare me-especially driving in them! Give me the emoticon any day!
Thanks for sharing the pics...good ones! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Great pictures, Chelsea! Even though I am up here in Boston, I used public transportation for 15 years. (I just bought a car in September and now a selling it). You're right, relying on public transportation reminds me to be in touch with the weather, with nature, and with things I cannot change. It is so liberating to know that what is, is.

I also love how you plan your days around what is healthy and reasonable for your body. Sometimes I push myself too much and end up feeling really poor, physically, at the end of the day.

And, my favorite weather? 90 degree F, 0 humidity, and sun sun sun!

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FISHER011 6/23/2013 10:05PM

    I ~LOVE~ thunderstorms! emoticon I can breathe after a good rain & thunderstorm- my brother says it's because the air becomes ionized.
It's going to rain here(Sacramento,CA) tomorrow- emoticon
I have to stay alert to the weather because of my respiratory issues. I always need to know if the air is in the healthy ozone or is it polluted/or not advisable for sensitive persons to breathe, so I have an alert come to me in email. .
Visit for forecasts by county, current AQI readings, air quality maps, and additional air quality information.
I ~LOVE~ your photos Chelsea! Thanks for sharing!

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ANYVAR54 6/23/2013 8:03PM

    People really do like to look at photos.
Like yours.
When I was younger, my folks had a cabin in Maine that my father built at the east end of a small pond, about 3 miles long.
You could see the rain come across the pond, along with the wind, and my Daddy had put aluminum roof on the cabin, so when the rain got there I loved the sound of it on the top. Curl up with a good book to read, maybe put some wood on the fire. Nice.

Here in TX I do not like strong storms because they too often have hail, very strong winds, and possible tornado.

My favorite weather is seldom found here in TX, if the temp is good for me, the mosquitos are usually out and they like to bite me. Yuck.

But I loved what we called in Maine and Indian summer which would come in late Sept early Oct where after the cooler weather had arrived, we would get a warm spell, with sunny days, and temps maybe no higher than the low 80's. A great time for long walks across campus.

Hugs. emoticon

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TANYAMWA 6/23/2013 8:26AM

    Great pictures. My favorite weather is when it is October and the days have cooled off to where the mornings are in the 70s and the highs are in the low 90s. That is my favorite time to go to the beach. That's what fall is like here in Texas. emoticon It is absolutely wonderful.

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POPSY190 6/23/2013 3:14AM

    Beautiful light effects. I like winter mornings when I can lie snug in bed and hear the cars swishing by on the road - I've only felt like this since I retired. Before I had to be in one of those cars going to work!

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REMEMBER_THIS 6/22/2013 10:20PM

    I love sleeping during a thunder storm! Otherwise a beautiful sunny day with a light breeze is what I like most. Never hot and never cold!!

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SNOOPYMOMMA72 6/22/2013 9:26PM

    Wow Woman! Those clouds in the first picture are overwhelming and a tad scary! Thanks for sharing!
I think I would still love Florida though!
I always check the weather a lot too. Not sure why I am so weather nuts!
Well, thanks for sharing the photos!
Have a good evening!

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DLDMIL 6/22/2013 7:08PM

    great pictures. I love sitting out of the porch to watch the lightning and thunder storms.

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LIVINGFREE19 6/22/2013 6:00PM

    Nice pics!

I love storms as long as I am inside and don't have to travel in the rain.

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HICKOK-HALEY 6/22/2013 5:43PM

    Beautiful clouds. So glad you shared your pics with us. I love thunder storms. We got caught in a crazy storm one day while driving. Lightening all around us. Hailed so hard we could barley see. We turned around and went home. I love Spring and Fall as well. Both seasons are so colorful, and a nice change from the summer heat.

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BABY_GIRL69 6/22/2013 4:40PM

    Spring time is my favorite but a nice gentle Summer rain is definitely a good napping weather. Also, when it rains to hard it is scary for's a childhood thing....

God bless & enjoy your rain!


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KATWELL88 6/22/2013 3:41PM

    another nice blog girlfriend emoticon

I like the four seasons some rain sunny snow .... Nice clouds and bit of shade breezy conditions when I can just open the windows fresh air and the views on my street. emoticon

My father will watch thunderstorm on our porch. ( he likes it) emoticon

Depends on the conditions .. Only if extremely humid or super wicked wind chill ugh...

Otherwise I'm good... Nice weather today hooray!! emoticon emoticon oh yes one other thing...the sunsets at the beach too emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/22/2013 3:18PM

    Hi Chelsea, I love storms as long as they aren't hurricanes and don't have too much lightening. We've had too many lightening strikes to our house and property here in Florida for me to enjoy it!! I love rain though especially when I can sit on the porch and hear it hitting the aluminum roof! Love the pictures and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!


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MOM2ACAT 6/22/2013 3:11PM

    Great photos! I like watching storms come in, as long as they are expected to be severe or turn into tornadoes.

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SUNSHINE192DAY 6/22/2013 1:13PM

    I just like weather, as long as it's not too hot that is! Wonderful blog hun!

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LAVENDERLILY 6/22/2013 12:49PM

    Great Photos. I will be back in Florida this fall. A big change from Nevada desert!

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ASOBFALLS 6/22/2013 11:55AM

    I love Rain storms...Grew up in Nigeria 15degrees north of the equator. No tornado or hurricane....rain every day half the year and no rain the other half emoticon no need for a weather department at the radio stations.

The sound of rain on a tin roof...the smell of the earth when it drinks in the fresh water.... emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/22/2013 11:54AM

    Thank you for sharing the photos.


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ALIHIKES 6/22/2013 10:59AM

    Great photos Chelsea thanks for sharing! I love fresh snow, and I love sunny days after a long winter. I don't love thunderstorms so much, mostly because they occur here when everything is dry, and we can get terrible fires.

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MICKEYH 6/22/2013 10:58AM

    Wow!! awesome pictures. I don't pay attention to weather that much. but you helped me opened my eyes on this. yes, we should pay more attention. we might need to evacuate from natural disaster. I like sounds of rain and some thunder storm. But do not like the actual rain. Due to I can't go out side. I like sunny day in the beach. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 6/22/2013 10:30AM

    I love thunderstorms, too, Chelsea. I think it's the power and the changing beauty that "get" me, especially wind, blowing clouds, lightning, and thunder. Of course, that can be devastating, too, but I'm not talking about hurricanes and tornados, just regular thunderstorms.

Have a great day, sweet friend.
emoticon right back! :) Gail

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SANDRALEET 6/22/2013 10:05AM

    A person of my own Heart I love all kinds of weather to So true it is like life

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/22/2013 10:05AM

    I love rain as well, but how do you do with thunder and lightning? Yikes!

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