365 Nature – Day 82

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.


The last couple of days have produced some wonderfully dramatic clouds. As a new member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, I’ve really started to pay more attention to clouds. Although I have traditionally spent a lot of time looking up, that was mostly for birds, not as much at the clouds. Because of this I can’t say if the clouds lately are typical of our Pacific Northwest springs or not, but I certainly hope they are because I would love this weather to return annually. Yesterday afternoon we had some very ominous clouds, the kind you look at and wonder if the world may be ending. What made them even more dramatic was the clear, blue skies just barely visible under them over on the horizon.

We’re lucky to live in a two story house and there are single story houses to the direct south of us so we get a grand, sweeping view of the skies. This is extra lucky because the clouds are usually moving towards us from the south so I can watch them approach. I’d really like to take an old phone or tablet and set it up to capture a time lapse video of the skies someday.

 

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
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