Posts Tagged ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs’

“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” was the title of a children’s book that we read to our daughters when they were little and yesterday was serendipitously a cloud day. I did a Friday Fictioneers story called “Cloudy” (https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/friday-fictioneers-cloudy/) as well as observed some amazing clouds over Cleveland on my trip back from Chicago. The clouds were enormous and fluffy, stacks of cotton balls piled sky-high, their beauty frustrating me because of the impossibility of getting good pictures while driving along the interstate. There are no safe places to stop, so perfect shots whip by tantalizingly at 75 mph, causing much frustration. I even made an unnecessary stop at a rest area to see if I could get some better shots, but rest areas are evidently chosen for maximum photo boredom and then filled chock-full of “stuff” to block any stray photos that might emerge. So I have to share with you these photos taken, I hate to admit, while driving although, I hasten to add, very, very, very carefully.

Whereas a small camera can be held in one hand and picture snapped at a rapid rate, an iPad doesn’t lend itself to this method. I have to put it on top of the steering wheel where I can hold both it and the wheel, then carefully push the button to take a picture. I got lots of non-pictures by accident and I only do this when there are absolutely no other vehicles around me. But despite their lack of professionalism, I hope you can see a bit of the beauty of the clouds. (more…)