Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rockport Turbulent Stratocumulus

"You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds." - Henry David Thoreau.

As well, don't blame me for wanting to paint clouds every day. Every cloud is different and each tells a story of how, why and when they appeared in front of you. Many people are too busy to enjoy these simple pleasures of the world around you. We need to slow down and live in the moment. If that means talking and painting to clouds, then that is enough for me.

The chilly northwesterly winds behind cold front number three lifted the moisture from the frontal precipitation through turbulent mixing. The cloud bases are ragged and low to the ground and are thickest over rough terrain - like the hills of the Canadian Shield and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. These clouds would thin overnight as the winds subsided and a drier air mass moved across the landscape. Saturday would dawn under clear skies. The September sun would be strong enough to warm the air and make a perfect fall day.

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