This is the second year in a row that my Mums didn’t last long because it got so cold so early. My purple one hadn’t even fully opened up yet and the freezing temps will have killed off all the flowers. I really hate it when we skip seasons.
I have one of my mums just now starting to show some color and petals. I have 2 or 3 different colors (I honestly can’t remember if one is different or not) and this is the only one that is starting to put on color, so I have a little ways to go before I get some actual flowers.
I’m hoping that the storm we had blow through here last night didn’t do too much damage. I’m not certain I’ve ever been in a storm that kept dropping hail for that length of time before. It would start, hail for a few minutes, then drop off to nothing or almost nothing. Within 10 minutes or less, we’d get another round. And we aren’t talking little pebble or pea sized hail, either. This pattern kept repeating for almost 2 hours. It was a little freaky to say the least.
We also got a ton of amazing lightning. I took advantage of the opportunity and attempted to get a decent shot, trying out what worked well the last time by doing a video. Turns out, I’m an idiot. I had managed to capture this incredibly amazing mass of bolts. It was stunning to watch. I saw it show up on my camera screen so I knew I managed to get it. I got to edit it out of the video only to realize I didn’t have it completely focused, probably because I was shooting through the glass door and it was rain coated. I could have cried. I had this epic, probably damn near one in a million shot and I was out of focus. *sigh* It looks okay when I keep it REALLY small.
This is probably the last of the new mum pics for the year as they are currently getting buried in snow. But that means I now get to take snow pics!
These images can be purchased from my Pixels store.
I’m calling them sepia, but there is no filter or adjustments on this. This is what my poor mums look like now that they have been frozen out. They look a little sad unless you get close enough to see they are still very pretty.