Lightening with volcano eruptions – very stunning! Not something I’d ever want to see in person, though, at least not close. :-) It gives one a small appreciations for what it must have been like when God rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah. Some people believe that may have been a volcanic eruption. Whether it was or not, the destruction of the very wicked city of Pompey was definitely one.
Psalms 104:32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
Indian Pipe Plants intrigue me. They are a rare plant that is not often seen. You can read about them here and also here. These two sites have some nice photos to enjoy. [Photo from Wikipedia.] I think these pink ones are lovely. God has given us so many mysterious and interesting thing to ponder in His creation.
Rafflesia – the Corpse Flower. (Please disregard evolutionary chatter.) This flower – is it a plant, is it a parasite, what? – it is one of those things that shows us God has a sense of humor. The largest known flower on earth that smells like rotting flesh and is hard for scientists to satisfactorily classify. :-)
Parrot fish are amazingly diverse and beautiful! A real inspiration for art - and quilting! :-) Sometimes I think that the Lord must have gotten a lot of pleasure out creating all these amazing creatures.
[Photos from Wikipedia.]
Waterspouts are another amazing phenomenon of creation. They are mentioned in scripture. My great-uncle and great-aunt had their house ruined by waterspouts twice. In one instance the waterspout came off of Lake Victoria (Tanzania), took the roof off their house and dumped its water into the house. I don’t know if they were home at the time. It must have been a terrible mess.
Psalms 42:7-8 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.