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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me - Amber, here with Serene Scenery Sunday! I collected some very peaceful pictures for you this week; shall we get started?

Here's some of that "Snow-on-the-Mountain" stuff. Zimmie found this at the Kansas Ocean.


Here's another look:


Isn't it pretty? If only it was real snow... on a real mountain! And here's an interesting tree:


Didn't Zim find some serene things there? How about a little closer to home? What's out in front of Ao4 Headquarters?


Adrill and Theplumbers are back. Again. Zim's happy... Mom and Dad, not so much. Let's move along.

How about some cool small 's' storm pix?


Nothing like a good thunderstorm right at sunset!


Aren't the pictures cool?


But... I did say "
thunderstorm", didn't I? Mom is trying to improve her photo skills and worked at capturing some lightning. Here's a pretty cool bolt:


And here's some lightning firing up the storm cloud!


Aren't those pictures just ... umm... excuse me a minute, please.

Yes, Stormy? Yes... yes, I posted some of the small 's' storm pix ... What's that? Not everyone thinks small 's' storms are serene? OK... I'll stop there. Sorry, Storm.

For more storm photos in this series, please see our FlickR album for today's post.


Have a serene Sunday, everyone!


  1. Hello Ammy

    Misery loves your flower photos and is well impressed with your mum's lightning pic. Does she have a new camera?

    Myself I prefer the pic of you :)

    Pippa x

  2. Lovely serene pics today - well apart from the storm and the angry bolt of lightening!
    Cool shots though. We will visit flickr.
    We have snow in summer here - quite different though from your snow on the mountain.
    We agree with Pippa - the best shot is you!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  3. ps sorry to hear about the return of Adrill!!!!

  4. Good Morning Sweet Friend! Your photos are amazing in this Sunday entry. I love the sky shots and the FLOWER PHOTO is my favorite.
    BIG HUGS and DOGGY KISSES to your sweet little babies.

    Happy Summer!

  5. Good thing you ended with that beautiful happy smile of yours because those skies are scary to me.

    Woos, Phantom

  6. Very impressive lightning pics!

    Wizz :-)

  7. Anonymous11:27 AM

    wooo how i miss the east coast storms. they are a great excuse for cuddling inside! Love you pix!

  8. Ams, those thunderstorm pics are outstanding! My mom wants to use them as wallpaper for her computer..would that be alright with you? We LOVE storms, here, as long as there's no real damage-we don't like hail or twisters or wind high enough to snap tree limbs and such. But a good hard rain and rumbly thunder with a good BOOM!!! thrown in now and then is very serene, to us. I know, we're weird. The snow-on-the-mountain is a very pretty flower-variegated petals! Unusual.

  9. Wooo, we like the lightening bolt phtot, even if it's not quite serene. The snow flowers are furry furry pretty, very serene! And how bout that serene sibe? Ha-woo woo!

    Woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  10. Hi, Ammy!
    Well, storms are not very serene but the pictures sure are!
    Have a great sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Hey there Ammy
    Please tell your mom that those photos of the storm build-up and the lightning are really amazing! My Mom got our family around to take a look. wow...Did it eventually come your way. Looked like it could be rather violent. We can't wait for our thunderstorms to arrive, because then it will mean, "IT IS SUMMER!!!"
    Anyway we wish you all a wonderful week.
    Lots of licks

    What a scary lightening pics!!!
    But luckily you've closed your post with one of your wonderful...sweet and beautiful smiles....sooooooooo now we're feeling more relaxed!!!!
    Great great post as always dear Ammy...we love the serene scenery sunday appointment....
    Thanks for sharing...
    And mommy loves a lot those incredible flowers!!!!!!
    HAve a wonderful sunday with all your special family!!
    Sweet kisses and licks

  13. OMD...your Mommy's photo skills are PAWESOME! My mommy REALLY enjoyed the lightening shots!!


  14. The lightning picture is very cool! We're just glad it's happening at your house and not ours!
    Mom loves your Snow on the Mountain flower! She needs to look for that one and add it to our garden!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. Your momma is a purr-ty good photographer. We think that she is learning furry good! Our momma likes storms so she had a really extra good time lookin'.

    Come on over today and help us get the word out to the Eagles about Mr. Vick! We has a furry im-paw-tant bloggy post taday!

  16. The flowers are very pretty Amy, but those "s"torm phots....wooo...get in the house. You mom is something else!

    Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

  17. Wow! Fantastic photos! Your Mom is getting better and better!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  18. WOO WOO A04

    What awesome storm pictures! Mom is so totally impressed - she hasn't taken many photos this summer. We like the storm pictures the best, it looks like a face in one of them!

    Thor and Marco Polo

  19. You are very brave. I am very afraid of storms, so I would be hiding behind Mommy if I saw that. So, you are a brave husky girl. Oh, I am happy for Zim that Anvill, I think, is back;but, I am sorry for your Mommy and Daddy. My Mommy keeps it chilly for Mack. Those Northern dogs are funny, aren't they.
    Sally Ann

  20. oh Amber, you have such a happy face! You have cheered us up no end!

    My Jeannie has been shut out of something called Facebook apparently due to "essential maintenance".....whatever that may be.

    She will be in touch tomorrow.

    Your Mum's pictures are lovely, my Jeannie liked the thunder and lightening one very much!!

    More tomorrow

    lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxxx

    oh and Jeannie xxxxxx

  21. Wooos! Cool pictures! Mom was very impressed with capturing the lightening! Very neat! She knows how hard that is to do!
    Pretty flowers, Mom liked it!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  22. Those are some AMAZING pictures!!! Although, personally, I think that storms are a little freaky. . .but that's just me.


  23. Ammy, you look very pretty. That Snow on the MOuntain stuff is very cool and we like it a lot. Mum LOVES the storm pictures but understands that Storm doesn't.

    Huffle Mawson

  24. Hey, Ammy, we liked the storm pictures. We thought they were cool, if not quite serene. And what is wrong with the AC guys. All the humans do is look at a little plastic card and everything seems to be fine. Nothing else matters, right?

  25. Hello Ammy! I was feeling quite down this morning due to the weather but your pics sure lighten things up for me! those storm pics are pawesome! it sure looks angry...!infact, it reminds me of mommy when she's angry... Have a great day!


  26. Great photos today Ammy. We like seeing storm photos. I guess it comes from living in the midwest. That sure looks like an angry storm...was that one from this past week?

  27. Hey AO4 Gang,
    We think that Amber's smile is the most serene picture out of all the great photos. The majority of us agree with capital "S" Storm that small "s" storms are NOT - REPEAT - NOT very serene. We had a real doozer at 2:59 AM the other night that made all of us jump up on to the king size bed in the MBR. Mom had to go up to the guest room because there wasn'tany room for her in the bed. Dad was stuck calming us down and reassuring us that we didn't live in Kansas near Toto and Dorothy. Evidently the big thunderhead was right on top of our house. It had lots of those lighning bolts and VERY LOUND AND SCARY thunder.
    - TBH&K

  28. Those were some sky pikhs....

    I think Mom will just delete the sky ones she was thinking of sharing...they look like normal days khompared to them...

    Tank woo fur the pretty flowers too!


  29. Herro Ao4!

    Wow what amazing small 's' storm pics! I am one of those fortunate doggies who doesn't mind a storm! So pretty serene to me!

    What pretty flowers you have! We are quite excited because it is nearly spring here and we will be having some pretty flowers open up soon.

    Mr Darcy

  30. We love the sky and storm pics. Even Eva does as long as it's not happening here.


    p.s. Love that last pic of woo!

  31. Those are some really cool storm pictures! Happy Sunday!


  32. That was relaxing! Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures.

  33. Love the storm pics! I have never captured a good lightning shot...

  34. I am totally with Stormy on this one. Those small (s) storms are VERY scary! And, those clouds would have had our mom scared silly!

    The white flowers are beautiful!!! Those are serene, the storm clouds, not so much!


  35. How cool that you manage to capture a lighting shoot. :)

    ~ Bae

  36. Your mom's lightning shot is very cool!

    I was thinking the same thing about too bad you weren't looking at snow on a mountain for real!


  37. what cool flower pics - we love the storm pics too - our mommy tries really hard to take lightning pics too

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  38. Hey Zim and co...stunning clouds/storms and such a lovely flower.

    Hope you have a great week

  39. Sorry I'm waaaaay behind on reading blogs. Ammy didn't we tell about putting up small "s" storm pictures? Not serene! Now those snow on a mountain flowers are very pretty though! Wish I could plant some here for my own snow.