Thursday, April 3, 2008

After Spring's Big Bang



The sky has been absolutely wild the last few days. Bumpy, heavy overcasts, fleecy angel wings, screaming blue yonder, wisps like gauze covering the highest portions of the atmosphere, soft cumulous clouds and lots of contrails. We've seen every variety of sky lately - sometimes within the span of a couple of hours.

Can you hear that BOING sound? Yeah, that one. That 'sound' is a signal, to me at least, that the initial upwards surge of spring energy has shifted (as it does every year) to a spiraling, unfolding cacophony of expanding life force.

Naturally, the dome of the sky reflects what's going on at ground level with its constantly shifting dance.

Summer and winter hold steady in a consistent way both on the land and in the air. Of course the sky shifts around, of course, but not the way it does during spring and fall. Especially during spring, every day the landscape has transformed itself. It's crazy! Makes me crazy.

Makes me crazier, should say. Happy mid-spring!

8 comments:

IntangibleArts said...

Good stuff, there. I was wondering about that BOING sound...

Top photo, with statue: is thomas circle?

dennis said...

Dennis loves these beautiful pictures.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

ah. there. somebody else who hears the sounds of spring. Whew! such a relief :-)
(and the horseman - leading us all into temptation? into the wild blue yonder?)

Barbara said...

I don't think the sound of sleet hitting my windshield counts as BOING! What's with the return of winter today?

Is the last picture a new one or did you greatly photo-shop the sky which was closer to gray on our cherry blossom road trip?

Reya Mellicker said...

Dennis loves my pictures? Wow!! Truly, I am honored!

Intangible - it's Stanton Park just east of Union Station.

Yes lee, there are many of us who hear spring. Not all of us pay attention to it, but many of us participate in the dance nevertheless.

Reya Mellicker said...

Barbara, that was yesterday's sky. I'm not good enough on photoshop to do that with a gray sky!

lettuce said...

i love the horseman about to gallop off into the clouds

Kimberly said...

Beautiful Spring photos!