Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday things

Today was a productive one. Many things on my work to-do list fell into place, and I took care of some budget business that had been keeping me awake at night. It seems I hadn't spent ENOUGH money. But my new boss at work jumped on it, and we found a solution that will make everyone happy.

Before I left work, I got a text from the publisher at the paper who asked if I'd do a feature story on an old friend of mine. I was thrilled. Calling my old friend, I set up an interview just after work.
Like me, she lives in the sticks and before she lost her husband and her health began failing, she had outdoor gardens, trellises, shrubs, and trees that are still beautiful.  But time reclaims even the most beautiful gardens.

We talked a long time, and I would probably still have been there, but Jilda sent me a text from where she was working that said it looked like storms were headed our way.

After saying our goodbyes, I headed home. The road to my friend's house took me across the crest of a ridge and from that vantage point I could see almost to Mississippi.

Storms can be beautiful from a distance, and I pulled to the side of the road and snapped a few frames before heading home.

I didn't notice it until I pulled the photo up to post it here that I saw a face in the clouds in the upper right-hand corner of the frame. Can you see it?

The first wave of rain didn't settle the dust at our house, but the cold front is still off to the west. We're saying a prayer that it brings us some much-needed rain.


  1. Sorry, can't see the face - but you can put that down to my lack of imagination. Wonderful storm photo and looking at it it could be taken less than 200 kilometers from where I am sitting right now.
    And that sure ain't in Alabama.


  2. Not a full face, but I see an angry stink eye.

    To the left of that I see a hot naked lady...but that might just be me.

    1. That reminds me of the guy who was doing the ink-blot test at the psychiatrist's office. The doc showed the first picture and asked what it reminded the guy of. "Sex."
      Same with the second, third, and so on.
      The psychiatrist said, "I think you have an obsession with sex."
      "Me??!!" the guy exclaimed. "YOU are the one showing me all these dirty pictures!"

    2. You made me snort coffee through my nose and onto my iPad. What a hoot.

  3. I'm looking forward to a little cooler weekend even if it will only be in the seventies. You're further north maybe it will get cool enough there for a light coat.

  4. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get some rain.

  5. I see a bearded man with the body of a chicken. No, wait! That's a photo of you.


  6. I can see an eye. And beside it a mythical beast, two headed and smiling.
    I hope you get rain. Lifegiving rain.

  7. Before reading your comment I saw a kitten looking left in the center. Upon your mention I see a dog or wolf face nice right eye and nose.
    We have had some beautiful clouds this year.
    Hope the rain is yours.
    I love a day when things fall in place.

  8. We got our fair share of rain and even a little thunder and lightening to start our Thursday. More today they say 100%. Hope you too are getting wet!

  9. It is an angry looking face. I see it clearly. If it was not hiding in the clouds they would be oh so pretty.

  10. I see a man's face with a serious FROWN.

  11. Had to look at the photo for a bit but in the end saw the face

  12. I don't see the face. It I'm still loving the picture. Sad to hear about the lady and he once beautiful gardens. I hope she still enjoys all the memories.


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