After an interminably long and dry summer the rain and clouds have returned to the Pacific Northwest just in time to welcome fall. Though we desperately needed the rain, the change was rather abrupt and will take some getting used to. Still, I love the clouds.
Clouds. If you live in the Pacific Northwest it is likely that you have seen them, perhaps more often than you wish. But have you really seen them? Tonight I looked up and found them awesome and full of splendor.
So the next time you go outside, look up. And marvel.
Tonight before sunset I visited one of my favorite trees in the park nearby and found it standing proudly against the clouds assembled behind.
Looking forward to a change in the weather after a week of too hot and dry.
After the promised high temperatures enjoyed their run for little more than 24 hours, they left abruptly and thunder and lightning and heavy rain took their place. We sat inside, watching and listening, occasionally poking our head out to see the jagged spires light up the sky.
After the thorough pounding and rumbling and crackling for hours on end, the rain finally took a break and I ventured out to see what the storm had done, which was to make everything cleaner and fresher and greener.
Looking up I was most impressed by the clouds which hung dramatically and beautifully every direction I turned.
I hurried back inside before the next explosion of thunder and rain occurred, bringing with it a flicker of power outage while writing this post. Through my office window I capture the last image of the day. Oh!
That’s enough for tonight.
Though we had intermittent rain most of the day it stopped long enough tonight for a lovely sunset.
Oh, yes it was. I had to be up and out the door earlier this morning and was rewarded by this sunrise.