Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mighty Clouds of Joy

Let me begin by saying that these photos just cannot capture what I witnessed late yesterday afternoon. I'm going to try to tweak them at work tomorrow to see if I can get closer to what I actually saw.

Just before sunset a huge mountain range of clouds rolled through here. They glowed from within as if out of a Maxfield Parrish painting. Truly, that is what they looked like. They were big and billowing and the sun bounced off the tops making them even more impressive.

As the sun sank in the sky, you could see them releasing their inner fire in the form of lightning. If you have never seen dry lightning, it is a spectacular phenomenon. No sound, just hot streaks of light racing from cloud to cloud-a marvel of nature's power.

In between shuffling papers, I did play with my floral diamonds on the design wall. In one of my earliest posts, these were arranged in rows. I have decided that they should now become a round tablecloth for my patio table. I have a top made from strips of these same fabrics and it will be a companion to use on one of my rectangular tables when I entertain a crowd.

Maisy's little booda buddy needed some surgery to close an open chest wound. It's been awhile since she's been that rough on a toy.


Sara said...

Those clouds are incredible and so is dry lightning!
Can't wait to see your finished table cloth.

Julia Wood said...

I saw those clouds, too. AMAZING! I'd never seen anything like it before.