It was a dark and stormy afternoon, or at least that is how it ended.
Beguiled by sunshine and clear skies in the morning, I went about the day’s errands without a thought for how I would get a respectable picture of my progress for tonight’s blog post.
I had even consulted today’s weather report from the people I trust to get me through hurricane season and keep me informed of any school closings or delays. The forecast read as follows:
Sunny this morning with greater cloud cover this afternoon, and a small chance for some showers with the passage of a cold front. Breezy this afternoon with highs in the lower 80s. Our front blows by this afternoon and with limited moisture there may be some limited showers and perhaps an isolated storm. These showers will be widely scattered so not everyone will get wet but everyone will get the cooler air once the front clears the area.
(I have added italics)
As I drove toward home, I could see storm clouds gathered in the east.
When I pulled into my driveway, I found my front walk dry and my back deck damp from a light rain. However, the large, gray wall of westward moving clouds in the east pretty much guaranteed that there was a good chance that the “limited showers” and the “isolated storm” mentioned in the day’s report were headed my way.
Within 45 minutes of my arrival home, my outdoor office was soaked:
and the storm had even made it to the front of the house where this puddle formed:
Despite the fact there was no sunshine in sight, I decided that I needed to take a photo as soon as possible because the light was only going to be diminishing further as the storm continued. After taking a dozen or so photos, most of which were less than satisfactory for a variety of reasons, I finally got this one:
And while the light is not the best, the photo accurately documents the progress I made today.
When the sun rises on the first day of October, there will be just 9 full workdays for this project, and one half-day to remove as much cat hair as possible and turn it in to the powers that be.
I don’t know exactly how I will get from this moment where I currently find myself to the state fair parking lot, but I don’t really have to know how I will get there as long as I continue to move forward and do the work I need to do to get there.
11 thoughts on “Weather or not”
Simply beautiful, my friend. A lot of hard, steady work has gone into this project. My hat’s off to you! A labor of love in every single square.
It’s so beautiful, you are so talented!! I’m so glad I found your blog so I’m able to watch this project evolve. GOOD LUCK!!
This is beautiful! Just stunning! I love coming over here form ville to see what progress you have made! What are you going to do with it after the fair?
@Kate it is going on my bed so I can see it every day.
It is an amazing project and I have no doubt you will reach the goal.
Would love to see it in person!!! Viewing it tonight I realized it plays games with your eyes…. the alternating segments as well as the color play I understand why you’d want to view it daily!!!!! So amazing to see your process unfolding and seeing what I thought would be your 2011 State Fair piece and ‘seeing what IS your 2011 State Fair piece…. than for the privilege of being on board…
Even with the indoor lighting, your progress looks magnificent!
Your state fair is on a couple of weeks before our show but I had my entries finished months ago and am now planning next years entires. It’s not that I’m better organised (I don’t usually plan what I’m going to show), I just decide whether or not I’m going to show something when I’ve got it completed. Good luck with your efforts. 🙂
@Richard Good to see you again! Your idea sounds so sensible, I just might break out in hives! 🙂
WOW-what a piece of ART!
Good Luck at the FAIR
Is there a pattern for this beauty? It is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
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