17 hours ago
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Around these parts, we get a little excited as well as apprehensive when we see clouds like these, rolling in.
They hold the promise of rain, which is something that doesn't happen very often, hence the excitement !
Unfortunately, they also hold the promise of dry lightening, which is what often accompanies clouds like these. Thousands of wildfires are sparked every year, in Nevada, by lightening strikes, so hence the feeling of apprehension..
I love looking at the clouds though ... they break the monotony of days of nothing but clear, blue skies..
I can see a little dog lying down, in this one. His head is a bit blurred by a wisp of dark cloud..
In this one, he seems to have turned around and is now prancing on his hind feet. You can make him out to the right.
Maybe he's begging the cloud gods for some rain ?? :-)
They started to roll in over the mountains, but unfortunately, came to nothing. The sky was pretty grey to the back of us, and there were a few lightening strikes, (hopefully I caught one on my 35mm SLR), in the distance. No reports of fires though, thank goodness !
So why am I posting a photo of the road, you may well ask?
When I was downloading these photos, from my camera to my computer, I was once again reminded of what can happen, when you hand an 8yr old your camera to hold, while you frantically rummage through your bag for your ringing phone..
Why she felt the urge to take a photo of the street, is something that I don't think even she can answer, however, at least this time it wasn't of my rear end !! :-)
Have a great weekend !
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