Sunday, June 28, 2009

...pvd to nyc...









a thing to know about me is that i love clouds. it's a serious problem...even more so now that i live on the east coast where clouds do not reach the epic, constant and ever-changing menagerie of the clouds in the pacific northwest. flying back into providence in september, looking out the window of the plane i sourly thought to myself...'look at them. they look like mashed potatoes squatting on plexiglas. harumph.'

this past friday i traveled down to brooklyn for my brother's going away party. it was the shortest, longest trip i have taken in awhile. you know...the kind where in less than 36 hours you descend upon a city, cram a late night and a full day of activity down your socialization hole, and swoop back out with a dazed and slimy feeling. it was a great time.

the east coast, weather-wise, has been bombarded with weeks-on-end, flat grey skies and rain. it's making a lot of people around here cranky. not so much me, i like grey weather, but i keep my mouth shut.

anyhow, on the bus ride down i got to experience this panorama of weather that formed and broke up as i traveled south. the biggest bonus: mammatus clouds (second photo from the bottom). i have a barometric crush on them, but have never seen them in person. they occur when the worst of a thunderstorm has passed. i quietly freaked out on the bus.

6 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

I'm surprised you don't have more clouds in your artwork... I can even picture your illustrations of them.

gala bent said...

barometric crush! i love those.

Paul Schmid said...

You do know about the Cloud Appreciation Society, yes?

http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/

It's my home page, a different pic every day. Yus!

Paul Schmid said...

OY!

I did not see that first link, no.

brandi milne said...

I love your work so much. You've got it. Keep on keepin on!

Diff.Thinkr said...

Wow, great clouds.....
They are a passion of mine too.......
Great blog by the way!!!!