I awoke this morning to a lovely cold front blowing in. I looked out the kitchen window as I gathered items for our breakfast smoothies, took one look at the thick wall of clouds, grabbed my camera, tied on some shoes, and dashed for the door – leaving frozen berries and all in a pile on the counter. In my rush, I swished the remnants of last night’s storm onto my legs, but that was okay; I was going to be in time for a beautiful capture of our neighbors’ red barn under moody skies while bathed in warm morning sun.
Except that didn’t happen. Because I had neglected to switch out my dead battery (I don’t usually let them get that low!) for a charged one. And by the time I trekked back indoors to make the change, the clouds had rolled in far enough that the scene wasn’t nearly as compelling. Sigh. At least the smoothies were good.
And, even though temperatures didn’t rise out of the 60’s (I checked the calendar – it is indeed still July), we basked in the luxury of open windows and fresh breezes all day. In my book, this is a win over last week’s 90-degrees (Be careful what you wish for? Sheesh.), which required constant air conditioning for comfort.
The day was not a photographic loss, though. The thick clouds that announced the arrival of the front eventually broke up, dotting the sky dramatically. We chased the light after dinner, and I came away with the images below. I was hoping for a likewise lovely sunset, but the skies had cleared too much. I’m hoping presently that the clear skies have remained, and I’ll have a shot at the Milky Way. Wish me luck 🙂
Click any photo to embiggen*
* “Embiggen” is a “word” I’ve borrowed from my current favorite wordsmith, Patrick Rothfuss. If you enjoyed Lord of The Rings, I cannot recommend his work highly enough.