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Sunday, August 03, 2008


If you click on this photo, it will get much bigger.

This glorious breezy evening I walked to the beach (along with a friendly throng of mosquitos - ouch! slap! *$##!!) and saw 1) an incipient sunset over Brushneck Cove and 2) a cute little cumulus cloud producing a very isolated shower over West Warwick, across Greenwich Bay.

Something about this lonely, determined cloudburst charmed me. All around it were fair skies and the sun's last golden rays. But would it give in and dry up? No! It was going to rain on someone's parade, dammit. From western Rhode Island to East Greenwich it churned along on the northern breeze, leaving a swath of thwarted barbecuers and watered lawns.

The little cloud that could: proof that quality trumps quantity.


  • That's terrific shot!

    By Blogger bozoette, at Mon Aug 04, 01:14:00 PM EDT  

  • You really captured something here - something profound. A little cloud that could. Clouds get a bad rep both literally and in the world of metaphor. But they're just trying to do their job. And there is beauty in clouds. And clouds and sun and sky work together to make a cocktail of gorgeousness like no-body's business.

    By Blogger rabbi neil fleischmann, at Tue Aug 05, 08:53:00 PM EDT  

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