Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fantastic

As I glanced up from my desk at the spa, I noticed a fog-like cloud moving across the waters of Saratoga passage. It stretched from the surface of the water up as far as the eye could see.

It looked so incredible, I turned, walked about six steps to get my camera, turned back and noticed how fast the cloud had moved along. It was approaching the spa at a considerable rate of speed, and by the time I had taken three photos the cloud was upon me. The dense cloud of frozen rain/hail or whatever you want to call it, sent me scurrying back into the warmth of the spa.

The hail, came down for quite a while then faded into large beautiful snow flakes which stuck to the vegetation but melted almost instantly upon hitting the ground.

I had never seen a weather front move in quite like this before, it was truly awesome.



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sounds like an incredible site you were able to wittness!! Great picture too! hosta girl

Anonymous said...

fantasic

Helen

Anonymous said...

It is fantastic to be close to something like that.
I remember once in the navy a big cloud coming down to the sea and it seemed just to pull the water up into it, and float off.

Coll said...

The power of Nature is always impressive. This sounds almost a little scary.