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Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...

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Sommer Gardens / Wednesday, September 22, 2010 / Categories: Weather

When clouds explode!

One thing I love about Florida is that we have some really cool storms. During the summer and and early fall, Central Florida becomes a breeding ground for massive thunderstorms.  The storms are fueled by the collision between the east and west coast sea breezes.   A few days ago this massive storm developed in less than an hour.  As it grew larger and larger the sun started to set and the entire sky turned an eerie orange color.  Here's one of my monster seedlings silhouetted be the growing storm.    
whencloudsexplode-2.jpgTo really appreciate the beauty of this storm cloud, you have to view it by itself.  What a beauty!

whencloudsexplode.jpgYou can always see what the weather is like at my place by checking out my personal weather station and weather cam.  The cam faces towards the west and often captures our beautiful sunsets.

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