The last couple of weeks as the heat has finally broken, the weather has gotten more erratic. We have had tremendous thunderstorms followed by blue skies with puffy clouds.
I was at work on a Friday after lunch and looked out the window. I could see the rain coming towards me from the east. The skies got blacker and blacked and the wind picked up. I grabbed my camera and shot a couple of photos. The difference in the view from the clear summer day that I showed you before was complete.
Later that afternoon I went downstairs to get something to drink. The glassed in ceiling over level the basement level sounded like war drums were beating – the rain was that hard. I stood mesmerized, watching the drops bead above me. I wished I was in my childhood bedroom listening to the rain beat down on the skylight.
Instead I took some more photos and sat on a bench watching the rain until my conscious pushed me back upstairs to my next deliverable.
The next weekend I was reading by the window at home and happened to look out over my shoulder.
The blue skies had returned and the clouds had made a beautiful pattern stretching over the apartment buildings to the south.
Depending on my mood – either view can be appropriate – and telling. My China days continue to happen – but I know that blue skies will return.
Which do you prefer – the pent up burst of the thunderstorm or the ever changing clouds in the blue sky?