A Possible Thunderstorm

Yesterday there was a possibility of a thunderstorm in the Cowichan Valley.  By afternoon the clouds were gathering.  Above is the view to the West from our deck.  As there are a lot of hydro wires near us we headed for higher ground so I could get wire-free photos.  Below is a view to the North-West from the Somenos Dike Trail.

Below is a view to the South from the Dike Trail.  It was these clouds that sent husband and I off to higher ground because from our home these clouds had many wires spoiling the photo.

The photo below is in Sepia tone because the light flare from the camera caused pink areas in the photo.  I loved the silver lining on these clouds.

We never did get the thunderstorm but that’s OK because the clouds were beautiful anyway.

Geum Mrs. Bradshaw

This is a perennial, Geum variety Mrs. Bradshaw.  It is the earliest bloomer in one of my new perennial garden areas.  Such brilliant color in sun or shade.

For information on this plant, follow the link below:

http://www.perennials.com/plants/geum-mrs-j-bradshaw.html