#108 Clouds: A Photographic Essay

Clouds: A Photographic Essay.

Clouds are backdrops on beautiful summer days or clouds can threaten. Clouds are indicators of incoming or departing weather. Clouds can trigger fear or danger or joy. We notice them. Sometimes. Not always. Their presence can stop us in our tracks if we remember to stop and look upward.

Just a few days ago I watched the outer cloud bands from the tail end of Hurricane Isaias race northward. My location was far from the center of the storm so there were occasional small openings in the gray trails speeding overhead and patches of blue could be seen through those openings, reminders that this storm was not going to linger. Watching this weather and feeling the fierce wind pushing against the glass of the porch door on which I was leaning felt like a great privilege and echoed something I’ve heard from many: “I love storms.” I think that also translates as “I love clouds.” They come in so many shapes, sizes, and with such purpose.

Out from Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Over the Catskill Mountains, NY
Over Isabel Segunda, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Over Vieques, Puerto Rico on the road to Red Beach.
Over San Francisco
Over Acadia National Park, Maine at Sunset

 

Over the California Coast near the  Elkhorn Slough
Over the Pacific Ocean near Pescadero, California
Over Kettle Cove, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Over the South Hills Mall, Poughkeepsie, NY
Over Grand Isle, Vermont and Lake Champlain
Another over Grand Isle, Vermont and Lake Champlain
Over Mouth of Casco Bay, Maine at Sunrise

 

Over the Ashokan Reservoir, Catskill Mountains, NY

			

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