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Celebrating Celestial Beauty

Between late April and July 2017, many amazing celestial events inspired a deep celebration of awe and wonder of boundless beauty. This included long distance intercepts and neighborhood chases between my front and back door.  Following are some snaps from my celestial celebrations:

Last Saturday I drove 15 miles and intercepted a juicy, wild show. After it faded there, I followed it to Sunnyvale, located southeast  of Dallas and enjoyed three hours of action
Allen, Texas: Whiteout rain and winds to 50 mph. Photo taken with windshield wipers running full blast while parked.
Dramatic clouds hung low as Allen storm rolled in.

Driving up 75/Central Expressway Plano, and hot on the trail,  my adrenaline surges as I head for the prize.
Once in Allen and comfortably parked, awe fills my heart as intense clouds approach from the north
After savoring nearly an hour of elemental wildness in Allen, I drive south, continuing my dance with celestial beauty and follow the show through Garland, Mesquite on onto Sunnyvale.
New thunderheads blossom up ahead of the outflow boundary while storm heart carries forth on the left. Mesquite, Tex
Beautiful distant thunder clouds play with sun as my chase has ended and I ready to return home.
After work one early May evening, this amazing cloud formation triggered adrenaline and passionate desire to go get ’em. Near Sulphur Springs, 50 miles away, success was had
This is my best Sulphur Springs capture as this celestial man breathes lightning. Who does he resemble?
Another Sulphur Springs capture, looking southeast
A groggy but awe inspiring time was had as I savored a 6:30 am lightning show in my neighborhood, late May
New cumulus towers build into departing storm which passed just south of our neighborhood Memorial Day weekend. I charged south to intercept the developing line. Before all was said and done, it was a 250 mile round trip.
Chasing south I met my objective intercepting pulsing lilac lightning, winds and rain blowing sideways, and near zero visibility.  This photo is taken with windshield wipers running full blast. My objective was to punch through to the other side and watch it come through from the beginning. What an amazing intercept!
Finally in Madisonville, Texas I reach the other side, where winds shift from northeast to south, and buoyant warm humid air flows upon me. Pulsing lightning and this seething dramatic sky approaches
After savoring wild rain, wind and lightning in Madisonville, I begin my trek back north to Dallas. An unexpected happy surprise greets me south of Corsicana. A thunderstorm blossoms north of the front just in time for another intercept!

Another east Texas chase brought me this wonderful take home prize. An after- work chase to Canton, Texas; 125 miles trip total.
I am so deeply grateful this show waited till my work shift ended at 7:30 pm. From my work parking lot, I rejoiced to five thunderstorms surrounding me in all directions




9/21/14 – Garland TX to Durant, OK Storm Chase

As you will read from my stories, my dance with the celestial elements is a deeply spiritual journey.

Before setting out after a storm, I always check in with Creator to make sure it’s the highest good for me to go.

This evening, nice juicy red radar splotches, indicating heavy rains, sit across southern Oklahoma, about 25 miles north of the Red River.

Around 7 p.m. my spirit hungers to go get them, especially since they will most likely dissipate after dark and not make it much past the Red River into Texas.

Around 7:15, after receiving the go-ahead from Divine presence, I take off, not knowing if they will actually last long enough for me to reach them.

What a peaceful feeling it is to ride under satin blue skies toward walls of cirrus anvil banked across the north.

As I move towards the Sherman, TX area, nearly constant pulses of light leap out from the distance, sometimes revealing jagged ribbons of lightning peeking from behind dense rain curtains.

What an amazing joy I have, heading straight to the heart of action.

A lovely frenetic electrical show unfolds with stunning beauty before me.

Bolt after bolt leaps brilliantly between earth and sky in delightful forms.

Brilliance increases as I close in.

I finally reach my target destination. Occasional vivid discharges land blocks away from my car, and thunder swiftly reverberates.

The dry prickly atmosphere I left behind in the Dallas area has been replaced by sheets of rain freely sailing in winds bending trees. Frequent flashes light the sky and roars respond. The air is sweet, fresh, and water rushes fully through gullies.

It’s a significant drive; 160 miles total in three hours during the evening. Despite the length, it’s well worth it.

I arrive back home filled with inspiration, joy and lovely images.

Due to the swift pace of the chase, there was no time to stop to take photos. I  really wanted to arrive ASAP.

In this case the ecstatic moments linger as images in my mind.

What a joy to arrive at a spiritual home, at one with God’s celestial creation.