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Friday Foto- Storms A-Brewin at Lake Conroe!

LCSA - Thursday night racing!

This picture was taken a few weeks ago at one of Lake Conroe Sailing Association's Thursday night races.  My husband crews and I help on the committee boat.  We never know what the weather is going to be like and it can change in the flick of an eye.  We ended the race early because of those weird clouds you see (I did not photo-shop this picture).  As it turned out this time the clouds turned to nothing but you do have to be careful when you are on the water.

One of the many things we love about Spring is the accessiblity to Lake Conroe.  You don't have to live on the lake to sail on the lake.

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Comment balloon 39 commentsMarchel Peterson • August 06 2010 10:05PM


I'm glad to hear the storm didn't come through, but those clouds sure made for a nice backdrop to the sailboat.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, I am guessing that you and husband love sailing and I remember my course on the waterway, Rules of the Road  about yielding to any weather threatening weather condition.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 9 years ago

That looks like three separate layers of clouds. Interesting and beautiful.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

Marchel -- what a photo!  I think you should enter this one in the next contest!  Amazing.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel: That is a beautiful photo, you should definitely enter it in a photo contest or maybe the state fair.

Posted by Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always. (RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate) over 9 years ago


Neat photo, I love those clouds. We don't have nearly as many of them here and most other places. When we do have a day with clouds I take as many photos as I can.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) over 9 years ago

Nice to see you here and awesome / spectacular shot, :) I have been away from the rain but I was checking your great blogs, take care :)

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

When we lived in Huntsville we took our boat to Lake Conroe all the time! Love the crazy clouds in the photo. Great shot!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 9 years ago

I love that middle layer of clouds and how the sun is illuminating it, Marchel.  Beautiful photo!!!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 9 years ago

Great shot Marchel! What a fantastic way to spend a day, but you're right life on the water changes in an instant. You were smart to head in!  

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, that is beautiful photo.  That big puffy white cloud really sets off the white sail on the boat.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel, Great photo.  While I love a clear blue sky, I also love looking at the beautiful clouds formations we have been having lately.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel - those cloudss did look like they were building, and it is a great photo.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 9 years ago

The weather does look like it's threatening, but at the same time, this is a lovely picture.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted by Anne Clark (Metro Referrals) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I don't blame you for cutting it short, I would hate to get caught in a storm on a sail boat.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I focused on the photo and how you caught the essence of the storm. I had an incredible sight last night of storm clouds (similiar to those in yours) and sunset which was beautiful but my camera didn't come close to capturing its essence. Lake Conroe looks like a beautiful place to be.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 9 years ago

Marchel, you gotta winner with this photo!  Clouds, water, sailboats, weather....who could ask for anything more?

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 9 years ago

that is a fantastic photo Marchel!!!   I love living so close to Lake Conroe ... but a sailboat trumps it all!!!!!!!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) over 9 years ago

Marchel - That is a beautifully composed picture!  I love the clouds, the colors, and the boat beneath.  It reminds me of a saying that was on John Kennedy's desk, "Oh God, the sea is so big, and my boat is so small."

Congratulations on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Marchel glad to see I am not the only cloud watcher.  Looking at the cloud usually result in daydream which sometime is a great escape.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago

GEORGINA, I have been on the lake when the storms come through so have learned it is better to be safe than sorry.

WILLIAM, We do love sailing! Our love started in the San Diego Bay and has only kept growing.  Now my husband loves racing which I don't so the committee boat works great for me.  We set the marks and then bring out the wine and cheese.

JIM, That is why I said that I didn't photoshop it.  It almost looks surreal.

JOAN, Do they have a sailboat contest? LOL

STEVE, I took photography in 4-H many years ago but I got a white on my entry (which is not good).  It would have been so much easier in this day and age. 

LYNDA, We had some dreamy clouds today.  I was itching to grab my camera but was in the car without it.

RAY, I have missed you in the rain.  I'm glad to see you back.




Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

JONI, When did you live in Huntsville?  Huntsville is probably about the same distance to Lake Conroe as we are.

BRUCE, I think the middle layer is my favorite also.  We had lots of those clouds today!

AL & PEGGY, I was raised with a big respect for the water.  We were motor boaters back then and now have progressed to sail boats.  There's nothing quite like sailing on the water.

MARY, You are right that big puffy cloud does make the white sail stand out.

SHIRLEY, I love the bright blue sky with the white puffy clouds!  Although those white puffy clouds can change to dark clouds in a flicker of an eye.

SHARON, They did look like they were building then poof they were gone.  After we came in of course.


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

ANNE, The weather looked threatening and then poof it was gone.  Oh well better to be safe than sorry.

GEORGE, I have memories of being caught on the water in a storm and I don't want to replicate those memories.

TERAL, Our camera does a great job of capturing clouds; now if I could just figure out how to capture the moon.  I keep trying but so far no luck.

MARY KAY, Clouds, sailboat, water, weather; it just doesn't get much better than that.

PIPPA, You should come and join us sometime.  Lake Conroe Sailing Association is open to anyone;  you don't have to own a sailboat.

MYRL, I am flattered that you featured my post.  I have never been able to figure photoshop out so when I take a picture it is what it is.

JENNIFER, I love watching clouds and figuring out what I think they look like.  I was itching for my camera today but we were driving.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Very cool shot!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 9 years ago

Marchel, very nice photo.  I've always thought sailing would be something I'd like to try...I guess that's another experience to put on the bucket list.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 9 years ago

Hi Marchel - I love the big white billowy clouds we see this time of year ... just wish they would bring a little more rain to the desert.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 9 years ago

One thing we have learned living at Canyon Lake TX and spending time at the coast always look up and watch those clouds. If you hear thunder in the background best head for shore. Always respect how quickly weather can change. Beautiful photo of those threatening clouds.

Posted by Carl Winters over 9 years ago

I missed you as well, about the phone that is coming on August 11th, it's a great one, you should go for it !  you will not regret it, Samsung has one of the best images on their phones, so you will be very happy with this kind of phones, also you'll see all the things that you can do with this great one.

hahaha, you are funny about the weather, here in colorado is kind of similar, sometimes you never know what is goint to happen, as always great shot and take care !

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) over 9 years ago

Marchel  From the look of those clouds I think shutting fown the race was appropriate

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

Marchel, this needs to be in Clouds at Active Rain Group! What an amazing shot of clouds. You don't often see the low lying ones with the cumulonimbus clouds. Definitely some weather in those clouds.

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 9 years ago

Marchel, I did not take 4H so I have no idea what a white is, it is nice that photography has changed so much. Now when you take a bad picture you just hit delete rather than having it developed and then having to throw it out, storage is much easier now too.

Posted by Steve Baklaich, Treating Buyers & Sellers to Full Service Always. (RE/MAX Results St Cloud Mn real estate) over 9 years ago

Very nice shot Marchel. I am a big fan of water. Like everyone else I would love to have a waterfront home.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Nice Shot! Love the clouds!

Posted by Carol Ryniewicz, Broker / Owner - CT & MA (CR Premier Properties LLC) over 9 years ago

Marchel, that is one powerful and beautiful photo you have captured. When I saw it all I could think and say is WoW! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Marchel, Beautiful sky and scenery.  I'd imagine that you have had your share of downpours and dances with thunder storms.  Not much defense on the open water. 


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 9 years ago

Hello Marchel and what a beautiful photograph and some breath-taking clouds. I am so glad I came around and found this post because it's been a few days and I may have missed it. And your post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...

CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

VB ;-)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 9 years ago

DEBRA, Thanks!  It was one of those shots where I was at the right time at the right place.

NICK, We started sailing when we moved to Texas and we love it.  You should take the plunge.

JOHN, We have been very dry also!  We had some rain yesterday but not enough!

CARL & CEIL, A few times being caught on the lake made us believers!

RAY, UGH, my phone did not come out on August 11th.  I heard August 20th but now I'm hearing the 31st.  I guess it is a stealth release!

KAREN, In a sailboat race and weather it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

SHARON, I did put it in Clouds at Active Rain and it looks like it just got featured in that group.

STEVE, In 4-H there were three groups.  Blue was best, then red and white sucked (lol).

BILL, We have always been attracted to the water!  I would also love to live on the water; maybe someday.

CAROL, I love cloud pictures!

LAUREN, It was one of those times where I was at the right place at the right time.

GLORIA, Sailing you learn to respect the weather!

ROBERT, Thanks for featuring my cloud picture.  It is one of my favorite pictures ever!  Right time, Right place!


Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 9 years ago

Don't look now!

But that boat is being followed by a monster.

Hope it doesn't get swallowed.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 9 years ago

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