Friday, May 17, 2013
SkyWatch Friday: Head in the clouds
We should be getting lots of rain this time of year, but so far May has brought us only unseasonably warm temperatures, wind, and clouds that look promising but disappoint - at least as far as moisture is concerned. Their photogenic qualities, on the other hand, are above reproach!
I took these two photos last Friday afternoon, the first one in the back yard which I spied while mowing. I think it looks a lot like this shark tooth...
Which was appropriate, given that a little later that day while I was watering in our south side and front yards (paying as much attention to the skies as I was to my chores!), I noticed what appeared to be two Great White shark fins swimming through the foaming cloud-surf! Maybe they were searching for their lost tooth...
And this dark cloud hovering overhead at sunrise the next morning appeared to be trailing delicate jellyfish tentacles (but was really virga). Honestly, you'd think that skies that appeared so full of aquatic life would yield more water...
We have some strong predictions for rain tomorrow through Monday, so... fingers crossed!
A visit to SkyWatch Friday may not yield rain, but it will sure yield captivating skies!
- 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"