Monday, July 28, 2008

Clouds Of Note

Driving up Rte. 116 this afternoon, I couldn't help but notice this humongous cloud, lit up by the setting sun on the opposite horizon.



I continued on, and rode up to Mt. Pollux in Amherst for a better look. There were several people already there, and apparently for the same reason. We all silently watched, as the behemoth slowly sank into the shadows.





It eventually disappeared completely into shadow, and the people on the hill by ones and twos went their own ways. It was such a nice warm evening, I decided to continue on into Amherst center and take a quick walk around, looking for something good. It didn't take too long; I followed some music to a short alley way between the back parking lots and Main St., where I found this guy playing:



When I asked if I could record a quick video for this site, he said sure, and that in fact the Gazette had recently taken a photo of him for the paper...



Unfortunately, I forgot to ask him his name or what he was playing...nice person though; he considerately played some walking music, as I left the alley...

5 comments:

VanDog said...

Can't believe I didn't have my camera. By the time I got home the sun had already set, but I knew I could count on you to get a picture of that beautiful cumulonimbus. Thanks Tony!

Tony said...

Huh, apparently that particular cloud garnered a lot of attention; my sister made mention of it too, when we talked on the phone the next day...

Elizabeth said...

I saw the cloud, too! I've talked to two other people who have mentioned it. It was amazing. I tried getting pix, but it was a bit too far to get good ones.

Tony said...

That's one famous cloud..!

Tommy said...

I know the guy with the flute, he's a biologist who got thirstier than was good for him but is recently doing better.