Nellie"s Needles

Friday, June 13, 2008

Weird Weather Brings Wonderful Sunsets

There were rain storms and high winds coming off the lake up through 7:30 this evening. The bright sunshine at the horizon brought me to the livingroom window.
I took the above photo from that window. Stepped out the door and took this one less than a minute later.
By the time I got down the steps and the path to the deck overlooking the beach this part of the world was treated to a glorious sunset.
I love the horizon clouds reflected in the big shoreline puddle that is created by the extraordinarily high water table in the ground. Every once in a while I have a concern that some of my lake series quilts are too colorful. Sunsets like this are a confirmation that they're not "over the top" unrealistic ... that my memories and feelings about the lake are grounded in real moments scattered through many years of visual experiences.

Those big thunderheads in the distance will most likely bring more severe weather during the night. Time for an extra blanket. Last night even just a sheet was too much cover.

9 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Its great to see these photos of the lake. I cant believe how well you capture the colours and mood in your quilts.

Deb Lacativa said...

I wish there was a way to shift some of the excess of water that you and others are experiencing down to where it's missing and needed. We are still looking at drought here in Georgia.

Vicki W said...

What incredible views! No wonder you are so inspired there.

jenclair said...

Breathtaking!

arlee said...

SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!

Kay said...

That golden glow is wonderful! We had storms too, but fortunately mild ones, and thankfully the heat is gone for now.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Now I see where you get your inspiration for your lake quilts! Wow.

Elaine Adair said...

Awesome photos - formations I've never seen before. How lucky we are that you posted them - thank you.

teodo said...

Nellie, this place is enchanting and watching the third pic ....... all your Lake's quilts return in my mind.

The photos of the post explain very well the ugly event that happened.

ciao ciao