Best Photo of 2011

This may not be the best photograph I took last year, but it is the most meaningful. I took this on April 27 while we were still living in Alabama. We had been hiding out in our laundry room as a massive tornado passed just south of our house. As soon as it was over, a bright light showed under the door and I grabbed my camera to snap this picture of the clearing sky. I was so happy to still be alive and know my kids were safe!

Because we didn't have power, it wasn't until the next morning that we learned just how bad the storms had been and how many people had been killed. It is still difficult to think about it.

Today is City Daily Photo's Best Photo of 2011 theme day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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