Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I just had to pass this picture along...


The email that was sent to me with this picture said the oil rig operator that took the picture did not know the tornado was there when he snapped the shot of the lightening.

29 comments:

Ruth said...

Yikes.

Meg Runs said...

Nature is so powerful...and also peaceful. I feel peaceful knowing that there is something more powerful than us out there. Thanks for posting this picture. It's thought-provoking!

Bogey said...

This may sound weird but, I would love to be in the middle of such an event. Just to be in the presence of such an uncontrollable force. I absolutely love wicked thunderstorms.

Lover of Life said...

The email that I received said that no one knew the tornado was there until the lightening flashed and revealed it!

nurturingwisdom said...

That's amazing!1

PeacefulWmn9 said...

Wow...this just couldn't be a more perfect picture of the power of nature...and some of its dangers!

asweetcakes said...

Wow!!! This is...wow!
Thanks for your post on my wallpaper blog. Yup, I've been uploading a few pictures in the office, and since it doesn't take long i don't feel so guilty doing that in the office. Lol. But I'm back now. Thanks a lot for your comments, you're really making me feel like I'm part of the blogging community!!

Rain said...

Oi! At first glance, I thought that CANNOT be real, somebody photoshopped it! Scary big funnel though!

Jill of All Trades said...

That is so cool but so SCARY!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wow!

JC said...

Oh my ... what a photo !!!

Deboshree said...

Dear lord! That is soo scary! Have always been damn scared of tornados all my life! The pictures spook me out!

By the way..thank you lover of life..for always being so supportive and understanding.

Love
Deboshree

Joanne said...

What an amazing photograph. Nature in all her glory, most definitely!

nikina said...

wow what a shot ...

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow what an incredible picture. Do you think it's real?

At first glance what I saw was a woman standing with arms outstretched. Then I saw (strangely) a uterus! Then finally I read the text.

Real or not, wow. WOW.

harmony said...

Thank you for sharing. That is an amazing photo, so powerful and commanding. Wow. I think it is inspiring.

ellen abbott said...

Very powerful photo. I'd seen it before. Not entirely convinced it's real though.

Lover of Life said...

I'm not totally sure it is real - but the person who sent it to me is notorious for checking Snopes. But you would think if it was real it would be on all the news. But then I haven't watched the news in a long time... Trying to stay centered.

Reya - I thought the exact same thing when I first looked at it!!

So does anyone know?

mo'ikeha said...

As lightning won't target it is mostly us who have to be careful of nature and its powers. Nevertheless, a fact, that brings me closer to nature.
Unbelievable picture.

Hilary said...

I'm also notorious for checking Snopes.. and they say that it's real (and I say spectacular). It was taken in Florida in 1991 and has existed as a poster since 2001.

Very cool image. Thanks for sharing it. :)

CrazyCris said...

I see that and I think: "run for your lives!!!!"

Scary...

Hmmm... tornado... I think that's probably the only "natural disaster" type element I haven't been around (other than a tsunami). Something you can see coming towards you but can't outrun, yikes!

Lover of Life said...

Thanks for clearing that up, Hilary!!

ellen abbott said...

I wonder now how close the tornado came to the oil rig. It looks like it is bearing down on it. I think I'd be looking for a way off.

C. Taylor Brown said...

That is crazy! Cool picture. --C. Taylor Brown http://chriswasbrown.blogspot.com

Kill^Bill said...

I'd have to say that it looks a little photo shopped, but yet again... i wouldn't be surprised if I'm only telling myself that, because this picture is just beyond my capability to absorb.

Natalie said...

Whether it is real or not ~ it is still mind blowing! Thanks LOL.xx♥

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

Actually Snoops.com says it is false. The oil rig part is added to the original photo. But the original photo is pretty cool.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/oilrigtornado.asp

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

It's so symbolic, isn't it?
It's also quite a heart wrenching thought one has when one realizes what that symbolism is.

Fun with Bo said...

Terrifying! Glad I don't have to worry about that where I live. ~Bo