Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bows and flows of angel hair...clouds ~ Joni Mitchell
I have taken a lot of photos of clouds since living here. I never dreamt so far inland from either the Pacific or the Atlantic oceans would provide pretty sunrises or sunsets, depending on which coast a person is on. But I have found both to be beautiful here as well. The photo I have posted above was taken back in March when Dear Hubby and I were coming from Chicago. As we travelled eastward towards home the sky kept getting more and more ominous and about the time we hit the interchange to head towards Ann Arbor the sky opened up and we were in the most severe thunder storm we had experienced in the time we've been here. It rained so hard many of us pulled off on the nearest exits and parked. No matter how fast the windshield wipers swished back and forth they couldn't keep up with it. And hail the size of marbles was pouring down on us. Dear Hubby pointed out a cloud formation and said, "You know, that almost looks like a funnel cloud!" Little did we know that it was. We were just on the southern border of the cell that devastated a good portion of the little town of Dexter. These clouds here were the aftermath, the sun starting to shine thru.
The silver lining. Breath-taking beauty after the storm.
I think there's a lesson in there somewhere.