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A May storm may be

By annettep38  
Many thanks to Colleen, Jacky, Kate , Lynne , Natta and Dave for the awards on my little argus.

This is specially for Dave. I moaned that the weather is horrible and sunshine only happens for ten minutes daily, between two downpours while I got my nose under a car. Which does not help to get any wildlife pics.

So today on the way home I took his 'challenge' with me and decided to take a photo of this lovely May in the SW of France. Yes , there is a tiny shade of rainbow there.
This will probably flop but, whatever it will come to, at least I have tried.

Tags: Weather Rain Clouds Dordogne Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Aquitaine

Voters: gwynn56, Irishkate, cbrundage and 44 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
16 May 2013 11:15PM
Well Annette unhappily for you this will probably cheer everybody up
in as much that The South of France isn't getting things her own way!
On the other hand maybe it's bad for everybody if the weather everywhere is bad
and there's now where to escape to!
In amongst those wild flowers there may be bugs and butterflies lurking!
cbrundage 7 4 United States
16 May 2013 11:17PM
Stunning shot, Annette! Strange weather recently. Here, across the pond, we had a long long winter and now summer, but no spring.
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
16 May 2013 11:32PM
No, this is certainly not flopping out. The greens are nice and rich and that dramatic sky is wonderful -- right down to that little hint of rainbow.
16 May 2013 11:51PM
A stunning sky and lovely colours.
saeidNL 10 3 Netherlands
17 May 2013 12:19AM
Great shot with beautiful and stunning sky indeed,very well done,
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
17 May 2013 12:26AM
Good lead in to that very moody sky Annette, the weather is terrible in Cyprus, my Sister in Law is there and only two fine days for the last ten.


gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
17 May 2013 1:13AM
This works really well. - gary
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 May 2013 1:49AM
The long road to sunshine

We had frost in the morning on Monday and Tuesday-- and ice in the bird baths--- Weather is down right crazy!
Ayoob 9 Australia
17 May 2013 4:14AM
Just amazing - wonderful detailed image, Annette.....Grin
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
17 May 2013 5:03AM
I love the view this image gives me on the French country side - and the sky is excellent Annette ! A lovely capture indeed my friend Smile
17 May 2013 5:14AM
Dramatic clouds. Nice image.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 5:28AM
Great lead in, fascinating sky, nice image.

If its any consolation the weather here in Spain is pretty naff too. We actually had to use the umbrella yesterday, but we are not downhearted - it never rains in bars!
johnke Plus
7 223 16 England
17 May 2013 5:45AM
Love the road Annette and that sky, Wow, nothing short of fantastic, it,s so dramatic, this is not a flop...John
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
17 May 2013 6:31AM
It looks remarkably like the sky around here too! Clearly your grass is growing well despite this crazy weather. Think you've conjured a rather stunning image of May 2013.

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
17 May 2013 6:42AM
I like it ,the narrow lane leads us towards that dramatic sky,anarrow road that's look like ours hereSmile
We've got some sun this morning "sh sh"Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 7:56AM
We actually had snow on Dartmoor a couple of evenings ago, heavy wintry showers yesterday, but glorious sunshine today - a bit of everything really!!
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
17 May 2013 8:22AM
Amazing sky and great sense of perspective. paul
jdinne 17 16 England
17 May 2013 8:53AM
Wonderful Annette you have passed the challenge. Great lead in and superb sky.

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
17 May 2013 10:14AM
Great capture Annette. I love that vast open and moody sky. Fine composition.GrinGrin
derrymaine 7 17 Greece
17 May 2013 10:58AM
beautiful landscape, love the symmetry
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
17 May 2013 12:24PM
Well composed
17 May 2013 3:05PM
A lovely landscape image, Annette!
I love the way the perspective of the road draws you into the picture.

ColleenA Plus
8 459 7 Australia
17 May 2013 4:27PM
A wonderful capture Annette, love the light .......a great scene
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
18 May 2013 10:23AM
The tones look very good in the flat lighting, Annette. A lovely perspective along the track and I don't even mind the power/telephone lines stretching across the bottom third. I think the land could do with a bit of a boost light-wise and a bit of de-noise to the sky. Bit of a mucky sensor as well. A lot more dramatic than a plain blue sky and sun!! GrinGrin

Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
18 May 2013 4:50PM
Glad to see that it is not just us who are experiencing this awful weather, dull and cool again here in GlosSad
18 May 2013 11:14PM
A wonderful capture Annette..Lin

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