A Quintessence of Clouds

<  original post, 06.30.10  >

The morning started off with a “bang” in the Hudson Valley of New York – cloud-wise, that is.  At 5:00 AM it looked as if the opening of the day would prove cloud-less, except for a wisp or two.  Six minutes later, it appeared as if the Great-Water-Color-Artist-in-the-Sky had set to work.  Minutes later this breathtaking masterpiece had completely “washed away.”  Then suddenly, a wispy Genie appeared to officially sanction the summer day with a following clear sky.

During lunch I noticed a terrific cumulus cloud explosion rising above the tree line.

Throughout the afternoon, I noticed strident regiments of cloud forms marching across the Catskill Mountains and wondered what the setting sun would bring at close of day. Another amazing spectacle?

Not at all!  The hyperactive atmospheric energies had retired early for the day.  Barely a wisp over the Western horizon and one lumbering glowing cloud in the north.  Heavens at rest for the time being.  Fresh pigments being mixed for the morrow.

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The Great-Water-Color-Artist-in-the-Sky sets to work.

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The Daybreak Genie has been let out of last night’s bottle.

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A mid-day cumulous explosion.

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At sunset, barely a wisp – evaporating with the daylight.

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Northward, one lumbering cloud aglow,
splitting in two,
soon to be swallowed by the night.

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Images captured:   06.29.2010   |   Woodstock, NY  +  Boiceville, NY

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