Friday, July 15, 2011
SkyWatch Friday: Stormy Weather
We've been having a lot of stormy weather in our area during the month of July, so for this week's SkyWatch Friday I wanted to share some of my recent stormy sky photos. Along with a little classic Lena Horne to help set the mood!...
Potential storm clouds boiling up over the mountains in mid-morning...
Taken from our back deck looking west toward the Big Horns
By late afternoon and evening, the storms arrive. This one had just passed over us, leaving high winds in its wake (look at our dancing Ash tree!), and was moving east/northeast over Sheridan below us and toward Montana beyond...
Taken from our back deck toward Sheridan and Montana
A big storm brewing east of Sheridan, where a lot of the really bad weather (large hail, lots of lightning, and the occasional tornado) often ends up...
Looking east over Whitney Commons and downtown Sheridan
Taken from our back deck to the southeast
Close Encounters of the Thundery Kind, west of Big Horn, WY
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"