Flying across country always amazes me. The ground below is mountain-wrinkled and green in the East, or mountain-wrinkled and brown in the West. There are rivers that wind through woods and dry rivers that look like roads in the West.
Incredible to watch, however, are clouds. In this flight, there was a big ice storm moving through the country’s midsection. We flew over the bottom edge of the storm. First there were mathematically neat rows of clouds.
What did it mean for the weather on the ground. The mix of clouds brought something not often seen in Phoenix–a downpour and hail, enough to make people come out of stores and test it for slipperiness in walking.
—Circle farm imge: http://www.trekearth.com All other images: Quinn McDonald
–Quinn McDonald is a seminar leader, trainer and creativity coach. She takes cloud pictures on cross-country flights, with both an iPhone and a new Sony digital camera. (c) All rights reserved, 2007.