Distant Storm

Storm clouds at sunset

Storm clouds at sunset

The odd thing about monsoon storms is you can often see them, but never experience them. Last night, a big one rolled through the area. My street got no rain, a bit of wind, but a spectacular view. About eight miles away, they got two inches of rain, winds up to 60 mph, and instant night.

People in two cars and a bus got trapped when a powerline ripped off the pole and fell sparking into the street.

Here’s the storm cloud view from my house.  The pink view, above, is the setting sun on storm clouds.

Below are the same clouds, but closer now. The yellow color is caused by both the dust in the clouds and the angle of the sun.

– (c) 2008 All rights reserved.  Quinn McDonald is a writer and certified creativity coach who works via phone with people all over the US. When storm clouds like this approach, she reschedules calls. See more about coaching and her work at QuinnCreative.com

Approaching storm

Approaching storm