Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cool and mean

Mid-afternoon showers in the summer time are not usually a day spoiler -- they cool things down in the middle of the hotest part of the day. Seems lately in the New Orleans area, though, they come on a lot darker and meaner looking. Since no one gave me a choice, I will take mean with my cool.... please.

--steve buser

17 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Those are some mean looking dark clouds! I was in NOLA last summer for about 5 days helping my son get settled, and it was so HOT!
And didn't rain a drop while we were there.
We've had lots more rain here this year too!

Kelly said...

This coloring makes these clouds look even more ominous!

Wanda said...

I agree, that is mean and cool..

We woke up this moring to an overcast day....it is cooler, but a little muggy.

Boise Diva said...

No cute cloud shapes there - those are heavy, hanging clouds roiling into each other.

angie said...

wow, those are some heavy looking clouds! nice photo

Barbara said...

Very ominous looking weather!

Tommy V said...

wonderful photo. I love what you did with the colors.

Neva said...

I saw this on the portal and wow...did it look menacing!!!

jill said...

We rarely have thunderstorms in this part of Oregon. I personally love the low humidity. btw, I got to see Samantha Brown when they rebroadcast it today. I really enjoyed seeing some of the off-the-tourist-trail places she went. So have you had one of those Muffeletta sandwiches?

Louis la Vache said...

WOW! Mean looking clouds, indeed! Looks like tornado weather - something "Louis" DOESN'T miss about that part of the world!

Rosy said...

Wow those mean and nasty clouds would make me run for cover if they start shooting out bolts of lighting, balls of hail and any little slight cloud churning that is. What a great looking contrast to those clouds in color.

IamtheMom said...

Jill -- we were just talking the other day among friends that one of the few advantages of the hurricane was that there were less tourist and the locals could get into the Central Grocery and enjoye the Muffelettas there. And the Rock 'n Bowl is one of our favorite hang outs.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That looks mean alright.

I have heard more than once, that we can begin to expect stronger storms and more of them and the days when gentle rains fell are over. The winters colder and the summers hotter. What that means for polar bears with cubs adrift in the ocean is hard to imagine.

I hope the next president can flip the freeze switch to on for all the wildlife up north, when elected.

Marie Reed said...

Yes! It looks mean and gritty!

Lynette said...

Such memories you conjure, Steve, with this photo. I can feel them on my skin, smell and hear them. What a creative take on portent you have here.

Thiên said...

That's a stunning shot, Steve! It's awesome!

Jackie with HHT said...

The clouds look like they were on top of you. You took a wonderful picture.