Thursday, December 11, 2008

Slice of Life

I went cloud chasing today. Living sandwiched between mountains and an ocean, experiencing extremes in weather is common. It was a clear and sunny day. However, while driving around doing errands, my easily distracted brain noticed a big, white, fluffy cloud stretching across the ground down the hill. I suppose the other term would be fog, but I'm full of child like wonder today, so I prefer cloud. I dropped everything to go walk through it. Here's a picture I took this afternoon. I was cloaked in a white mist. A few hundred feet on either side of me, I would have been standing in bright sun. It was a completely surreal experience. I wanted to rush home and paint a huge picture with just layers and layers of buttery oil paints and try to capture this subtlety, but not today... there's groceries, dinner, kids to pick up and parcels to send away. Meh, maybe tomorrow.

And here's a picture of one of my daughters at her school's big Christmas concert last night. Yep, that's her in the red and black top. And I was so pleased with myself for arriving early, thinking what great seats we got this year....

5 comments:

katie jane said...

Isn't is wonderful to go cloud-walking? I often think the same thing when I drive to work in the early morning. We live near a river, and we often have this experience. I think they're clouds, too.

Truly a great picture of your daughter. I thought you were going to say she was the one on the left and I thought how clever of you to black out the other girls! Just figures, right?

Tracy said...

haha, gotta love school concerts! We got a good seat too and our petite daughter was in the front row, with the piano player between she and us. The only time I was able to see her was when the pianist leaned over to switch the music sheets.

Caroline said...

Love the clouds!

Shame about the music stand...

Kim Hambric said...

Sorry about that music stand. Its one of those "little" things that makes you want to laugh and cry at the same time. But just having your child singing in a concert is enough to have your heart swell to an unusual size.

I do wish I could share your joy over that cloud. I'm so sick of the darn things. Actually, we are receiving a few rays of sun today. What a rarity in the winter here!

Angela Wales Rockett said...

What an absolutely gorgeous photograph! I love magical scenes like that and I think it's wonderful that you went chasing after that magic. :)