Photo Friday “Summer Storm in Nebraska” March 16, 2011

This picture was taken in July, 2009 while I was standing in the doorway of our house. I love watching storms and clouds but maintain a healthy respect for the power of Mother Nature. This storm was moving so quickly and making the sky so dark that my 30 second photo session required multiple camera adjustments.


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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6 Responses to Photo Friday “Summer Storm in Nebraska” March 16, 2011

  1. Silving says:

    I would not want to be there 😀

  2. ndjmom says:

    I’m so looking forward to storm season. I love a good Midwest Nebraska storm, I too have a great deal of respect for them. But like many who have lived here so long you learn how to read the clouds and becoming a “storm spotter” of sorts.

    • jheem says:

      Yes, it is amazing how quickly a person can develop that “sixth sense” about storms–which ones are serious and which ones aren’t.

  3. notwh0 says:

    magnificent. I’m 98% glad I’m not there.

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