Friday, September 16, 2011
SkyWatch Friday:The storm that wasn't
As I walked from my car to the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, I looked up and saw this huge and ominous storm moving in fast overhead and obliterating the beautiful blue sky that had been there just moments before. Instead of scuttling into the store for shelter from what promised to be a humdinger of a storm, devoted little SkyWatching blogger that I am I ran back to my car to grab my camera! Turned out I needn't have hurried - scary as this storm looked, we didn't get a single raindrop. Just clouds and wind... and then cloudless azure skies again, as if Mother Nature were saying, "Just kiddin'!" :-)
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Even the birds seemed to be fleeing for cover!
This cloud sure looked like it meant business!
It probably fulfilled its potential for lightning, hail
and gullywasher rain somewhere down the cloud trail.
Where the potential for fantastic sky photos is always fulfilled!
- 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"