Rocky Mountain Rainstorm

rain falling in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain Rainstorm

On our visit last summer to Rocky Mountain National Park, there were several afternoon rainstorms that created a such a picturesque sky.  The Rocky Mountains have been a favorite place of mine since I visited them as a child, and I am still overwhelmed by their magnificence.  These rainstorms just added another dimension to the beauty of the entire area.

Sunlit Storm

Sunlit Storm

As if on cue, on the first day of Spring, we had our big Spring storm… complete with dark skies, thunder and lightening, wind, intermittent downpours, and even a rainbow.  The duel between the sun and the clouds made for some beautiful scenery, and I managed to capture this beautiful flowering tree in full bloom against the threatening sky and a very carefully placed rainbow.