Tag: storm

Rain and a Glimpse of Autumn Sketch

08-28-2016 (Sun) 88°F Rain. Beautiful rain. Straight down it was…no meandering, no skewing, no divergence, no wind. Tapping on leaves in trees creates a sound as if hundreds are clapping. My spirit is clapping. I try to hear splashes in the puddles but cannot….

Storm Clouds and Sketch

Oh how I LOVE thunderstorms! I wait for them, I track them on radar, and welcome them with wide eyes! I’ve been trained from a child you know, my Dad would take me outside at night before a storm to watch the lightning come…

Spinning Oak Leaves Sketch

This morning I was fascinated with the simple act of falling leaves. I had a mouth dropping discovery. Stopped at a red light, I noticed something that never really occurred to me…autumn leaves don’t just fall, they spin like tops when they fall! They spin and…

Storm Over Orland Grasslands

Check out the gorgeous site at the Orland Grasslands this morning… Holy cow! What excitement! What beauty!!! I wonder what type of cloud this is?  The weather was not threatening enough for a wall cloud or shelf cloud, actually this was at the end…

Let’s Hike at the Orland Grasslands

Oh boy! Let’s go for a walk at the Orland Grasslands, part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves. I wonder what we will find… This day was overcast, warm and humid. One great thing about an overcast day is that all of the colors…

Stormy Day Sketch

Why, it was just a week ago I told some friends I would give them $20 bucks if they can give me a thunderstorm! How I miss a nice rumbling thunderstorm. The kind that starts low in the distance, gently getting louder as it…

We Got Graupel!

Weird weather in Chicago today. This afternoon we had very strong winds due to an incoming cold front and what I thought was hail because it was a warm 50°F, but in 3 short hours the temp dipped about 10 degrees. What i thought…