Since every time the weather comes on a thought crosses my dim brain wondering if any of our farflung members are struggling to survive a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or flood, perhaps this spot might offer each of us a chance to check in with our latest meteorological observations. This was partly inspired by recent reports of flooding in the North and West of the U.K., but could apply to anyone in Texas, Florida, California, Canada, France, Australia, or the Moon.
Here's my recent take on which way the wind's blowing here in upstate NY--I hope you'll post your own weather related thoughts too.
Fall is coming. Nights and now days are much cooler, some trees are turning already, the geese fly over the house at dusk and dawn to their Winter habitats. A very rainy summer, with some 90 degree+ days, but not bad overall. The angle of light, which somehow seems whiter in Summer has taken on a more golden cast, intensifying the blueness of the sky.
Over the Summer, we have had many extraordinary supercell clouds accompanying the rainstorms, sometimes like the above pic, and occasionally looking a bit glowering yet beautiful, like something eerie and truly awesome out of the imagination of Maxfield Parrish
(see painting, called "Atlas" below for a fantastic example).