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August 31, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Cloudy with an aside of Wow

Dramatic sunset behind palm tree (© image copyrighted. all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Dramatic sunset behind palm tree. Hollywood couldn’t create better. (© image)

People wonder why anyone would live here – in hurricane country with wetlands, gators, mosquito swarms, and sweltering heat.

It’s the big skies uninterrupted by towering buildings.

The wide angle across the water.

Dramatic sunset from Island's bridge(© image copyrighted. all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Maybe palm trees are giant brushes that paint the sky when no one is looking.(© image)

Don’t ask me to be around earthquakes or sink holes – those just too haphazardly occurring.

Wild fires and Tornado Alley? Problematic, but manageable.

Hurricanes. They don’t suddenly pop-up without warning.

You watch them sort of like watching the parents of a small tantruming child and thinking to yourself, “Might want to take some steps now to prepare for when that one’s a full blown teenager and is bigger/stronger than you.”

Hurricanes were traditionally given diva names for a reason…

Dramatic sunset behind flag and palm tree (© image, copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permission s granted)

Or is that darn Emperor palm calling up some supernatural being like in horror movies? (© image)

Easier to work with nature, not against it in.

Or at least find a way to coexist.

Not like you’re really gonna have much luck in forcing it to change.

It really doesn’t care.

Palm tree photobombing sunset (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Queen palm wraps herself in a fringe of fronds as she waits for whatever is emerging from that cloud. (© image)

Why live here on the edge of reason? Sky songs such as this are a pretty good reason.

Quite a sunset – with a side of Wow.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Tumultuous clouds at sunset behind palm tree. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Tumultuous clouds at sunset Aug 28. Oh, it is too slightly different. You spotted the difference, right? Details, details. More important than ever these days. (© image)


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  1. easyweimaraner / Aug 31 2020 6:59 am

    yes we have to find a way to live together with the nature… if we can ;O)

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 1 2020 4:35 pm

      Sometimes I wonder if Nature isn’t throwing disasters at us trying to get people to learn to work together….if so, we could do with a little easier lesson.
      Still, the easiest one: picking up litter, isn’t getting across.
      Thanks for flying by with a comment


  2. Kate Crimmins / Aug 31 2020 7:10 am

    Wherever we live, we have to put up with something. We rarely get tornadoes or hurricanes but it does happen. We are more likely to get bad storms with power outages. If you find a perfect place, let me know.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 1 2020 4:38 pm

      Maybe it’s a plot. If everything was perfect, it probably wouldn’t be appreciated and someone would still find something to whine about. Just gotta roll with it (right now I think you could bake rolls on car hoods here. We actually did “cook” an egg once on a car hood at the farm…only one…mom said ,”no” – dad snuck one out. It’s science!
      Thanks for gazing along

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  3. shoreacres / Aug 31 2020 7:25 am

    Ha! I have a photo of this very same cloud in my files. Share and share alike, says the sky!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 1 2020 4:40 pm

      I laughed when taking those pictures that you were probably just across the marina taking the same picture (and better ones with a real camera HAHA)
      Best free ever changing exhibit ever.
      Thanks for floating over a comment


  4. marina kanavaki / Aug 31 2020 7:58 am

    Oh, wow indeed!!!!! That palm tree brush has painted a breathtaking sky!

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  5. The Coastal Crone / Aug 31 2020 2:08 pm

    Beautiful skies! I’ll take a hurricane and a little heat anytime over other places. Maybe we are a little crazy.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 1 2020 4:44 pm

      No one promised alone a rose garden – but nice we got these big beautiful skies. Thanks for seeing the crazy fun


  6. Anne Mehrling / Aug 31 2020 2:10 pm

    That is a stunning photo. It’s amazing that it looks like a brush.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 1 2020 4:45 pm

      Sometimes you get lucky with pictures. Maybe there really are giants still around – and some are artists? Thanks for wandering this way

      Liked by 1 person

  7. sustainabilitea / Aug 31 2020 2:48 pm

    I do love a side of WOW, so thanks for sharing these. Not sure it would make up for the rest as far as I’m concerned, but I’m happy to see it.


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  8. Trent Lewin / Sep 1 2020 2:45 am

    Dude. Wonderful post. We can manage, right, in exchange for beauty?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Susie Lindau / Sep 1 2020 8:25 pm

    That’s for sure! It does what it wants when it wants! LOL! Love the photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Sep 2 2020 7:58 am

      Might as well role (Spelling intended) with it. Cool coming your way! (hopefully whisking the smoke outta there…but not here) The chill and snug of winter may be refreshing – snow never slows The Wild one down. Take care and joyously dance….(you never know when the rain goddess is listening HAHA)
      Thanks eyeing these skies

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  10. Ally Bean / Sep 2 2020 7:05 am

    Co-existing with nature is the way to go. Something’s gotta give, and it is going to be you. Beautiful photos.


  11. cat9984 / Sep 11 2020 5:50 pm

    Beautiful pictures


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