Last evening was one of those odd November events that we get---I was channeling the song "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" as the wind buffeted the studio door to the point that I thought it would burst open. After checking radars, I saw tornadoes had cut through parts of northern Illinois and so of course, decided I needed to go outside with camera to see if there was anything of interest to shoot.
The logic of this idea was questionable.......it's hard to stand and frame-up in 45 mph. wind, even carrying my extra weight! (lol!) I also made the decision to harvest some of the seedpods from the tulip tree--a questionable choice for sure!--due to predictions of 65 mph winds later in the night.
The other odd thing was the sky did not give it's secrets.....there was just a lot of overcast and few real clouds when I went out. But it was far too warm; we had been in the 60's all day and for heaven's sake--this IS November! (it's also Indiana......nuff said)
The only hint of the workings on the top side of the clouds was a slice with pink; a thunderhead peeping over the grey blanket, a few skeletal fingers of low cloud creeping across the ether and gathering steam as they crawled.
It wasn't long after I shot the photos that everything turned black and stayed that way until the clouds broke loose at 9 and thrashed the area.
I am hoping I have all the siding on the house---I haven't been out for a walk-around yet. But, I am very thankful for making it through all right, and I hope my other friends west of me are okay too.
Enough of this! Let's just have Winter and get it going.
And now, I am off on errands and studio work (not in that order!) and will check blogs probably after the holiday. I am woefully behind but amazingly busy.
Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving~~~I am sure, in our hearts, we all have a lot to be thankful for.