I was out running errands with the weather folks saying that a storm was on its way.
It was hot, humid and so close you could reach out and grab it. But no sign of storm clouds until I turned east on Lily Lake Road and this beauty was billowing up out of the haze.
In the other direction something else looked like it was brewing slowly.
I headed south to my last stop and after about a half hour I looked in my rear view and saw what had been that sweet, puffy billow expanding into this giant monster.
Five minutes later, my last errand completed, I headed north again and drove through the storm. I could see the other side even through the sheets of rain that almost forced me to pull over.
I made it through and just far enough to look south and see the north side of the same cloud I had just passed underneath still pouring it’s thunder and lighting across the countryside.
It was passing east, leaving glistening early fall fields behind it.
And then it was gone. The sun pushed through the leftover haze and lit the world with all it’s warm, seductive colours.