Or so I thought, as I looked out my my back door and saw these clouds. Perhaps I didn’t practice the best judgment, as I stood on top of my metal patio table, right beside the metal umbrella post, and snapped these photos as lightning struck all around me. I came inside when the hail began, and my wife told me that we apparently had a tornado warning. It all blew over in a few minutes.

What a sense of awe these clouds inspired! Beauty indeed.

I shot these with my GH1, using the 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens, at ISO 100.