Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back to Blogland

Have I really not posted since the beginning of June?!  Geez.  I guess I've been on a bit of an unplanned summer hiatus.  I didn't plan to stop posting -- it just kind of happened.  I also lost my camera (!) and had to purchase a new laptop (after my daughter accidentally spilled an entire glass of water on the old one!!).  That might have something to do with it... Other than that, I've been hanging out with my kids and trying to stay cool, mostly.  Then we went on a real vacation last week... to a family lake house.  It was a relaxing week full of cousin-bonding, lake swimming, fishing, catching frogs and other wildlife, more hot and humid weather, yummy late dinners of fresh local food, and even later bedtimes.

It was fun and refreshing.  And now I'm getting back to work.  I've got new stuff to work on and old stuff to tell you about.  For one, near the end of June I sent off my hand-printed fat quarters for the Maze and Vale fabric swap -- and received some really awesome ones in return.  More on that soon.  These are my prints, pictured below.

A few days later, my kids and I watched a crazy storm roll in.  There was this amazing dark cloud that looked like a giant ocean wave in the sky -- and it was moving fast.  In just a matter of minutes, we watched it roll over us and then out of view.  My son said it looked like a horizontal tornado.  None of us had ever seen anything like it.  I can't even remember now if it actually rained or not.  If it did, it only lasted for a few minutes.  Have you seen this type of cloud formation before?  Or a similarly wild one?  Do you know if it has a name?

1 comment:

  1. wow! i've never seen clouds like that before! awesome AND scary!