Downpours and blue skies

10 Sep

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.

The storm approaches

The storm approaches

Black clouds waiting for the rain to pour down

Black clouds waiting for the rain to pour down

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.

The rain drumming on the roof

The rain drumming on the roof


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.

Blue, blue skies...

Blue, blue skies…

The blue skies had returned and the clouds had made a beautiful pattern stretching over the apartment buildings to the south.

Where are the clouds leading?  They remind me of a sea.

Where are the clouds leading? They remind me of a sea.

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?

5 Responses to “Downpours and blue skies”

  1. sylvia September 10, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I’d take either…we haven’t seen sunlight or blue sky for over a month now. I’m afraid it could be like this for the next 6 months, and then my China days will really settle in as well. Hope you will be leaving them behind soon. Those blues skies and rain have got to help, now that it’s cooled off.

    • gkm2011 September 11, 2013 at 7:18 am #

      Yes, they have – funny how the weather can make such a huge impact!

  2. ladyofthecakes September 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I love it when the clouds do that herringbone pattern thing…

    • gkm2011 September 11, 2013 at 7:18 am #

      Me too, it was a moment that only lasted long enough to snap the picture.

  3. omreddy September 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on omreddy.

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