The Strangest Sky

A few days ago a storm blew in. Though the lights flickered a few times, we never lost power and there was no severe damage.

Soon the sun appeared and we searched for a rainbow. Our efforts were in vain.

But lo, the sky gave us the most unusual sight I’ve ever seen. The clouds appeared like giant gumdrops suspended in the sky.

A quick google search told us they are called cumulus mammatus clouds.

And just when we had gotten our fill of this magnificent sight, the world turned purple. Really. For a few short moments, this incredible sky gave everything a purple glow.

It was truly a delight.

No fancy photography here, no new skill to share. Just a camera close at hand and ready to grab at a moment’s notice.

Perhaps that is the lesson.

You can’t make a photo if your camera is not ready to take a photo.

In hope,

Sweet Shot Day

Among a number of  ”wannabe” wishes, I would love to be a photographer. Not a pro. Just a decent amateur. This year
I’m am being more intentional about making that a reality. Linking up Darcy is one way to share my photomaking journey.


About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. WOW. Those are NOT easy to find. I’m glad you had your camera on hand – this is incredible!

    • Thanks Kelly. I always enjoy a post-storm rainbow because it reminds me of God’s promises. But that night it seemed as if God had something to share with us. His glory was magnificently on display and we knew it.

  2. Susan says

    Wow…that was very different. Makes you wonder huh? Gorgeous sunset!

  3. wow what a wonderful sky to shot, turned out beautifully and like you so so crazy!

  4. “Beautiful” doesn’t even seem like enough to describe images like this. His creation is amazing!!

    • Thank you. Yes, God’s creation amazing. It was one of those rare moments that was truly stunning.

  5. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1)

    • Amen! Thank you for adding this verse, Ann. It was all I was thinking as I stared in amazement.

  6. Wow! Send some of that storm stuff down here!

  7. Teena says

    Beautiful pics! Amazing.

    Thanks for sharing. I miss hearing from you!