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Peace and Violence | by Chris C. Crowley
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Peace and Violence

As the storm moved out over the Atlantic, some of the most beautiful and violent cloud formations I've ever seen developed. The lifeguards cleared the beach twice, and the lightning strikes were certainly something to be concerned about.


Being outside on a balcony was no protection, and they warn us here in Florida that if you're 50 miles away from the lightning, you can still be struck! Somehow, that knowledge didn't seem to matter when mesmerized by the most phenomenal weather I've ever seen!


This formation developed after the storm was moving over the water. As ominous and amazing as it was, what came through just prior to this was by far the most astonishing sight I've ever seen! After this, the skies began to clear and the sun colored the clouds. Blue skies mingled with the black, and this formation actually grew to look like a wormhole! Eventually, it culminated in a rainbow appearing at the same time as lightning strikes. There was peace and violence in the same sky!


The most powerful and breathtaking of the shots are yet to come.


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Uploaded on June 9, 2009