Friday, May 10, 2013


Supercell weather system from last summer near Glasgow, Montana. The photographer's name is Sean Heavey and the shot is from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Anything in the sky qualifies. That little speck in the foreground is a tree. Looks like an oak. What, maybe fifty, sixty feet tall? And it looks like an ant. No one is really quite sure if the Celts had a God of Thunder, there are various candidates But who ever he or she was, you can imagine them riding the lightning bolts in those clouds. Go back in time, back to early earth when storms like that ruled the skies. And this one would probably be lost in the immensities. A reminder of the power locked in the earth. A power we can barely imagine and too many of us fear.

1 comment:

Bleufleur said...

Whoa. That is an incredible photo.