storm over Highland Road


I’m fascinated by the variety in weather patterns as the seasons change. The rainy days of spring give way to the hot dry days of early summer, and now — in mid-August — another pattern has emerged: heavy fog lifting in the mornings, sun and showers in the afternoons and thunderstorms overnight. It’s not exactly a predictable pattern, but it has seemed that the weather forecasts lately have been all mixed up, and the skies have been really interesting.

Yesterday we set out to do some berry picking under a warm blue sky. By the time we arrived, we could see heavy dark clouds and long curtains of rain coming quickly toward us. We drove to a different location, the sun came out again and we got out to pick berries. Two more light rainshowers and a lot of hot sun later, we had gathered 2 cups of raspberries and 6 1/2 cups of blueberries.

I’m glad we didn’t bother going home again when we saw that raincloud. As they say: if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!

Taken on July 29, 2010

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