|West Point, VA|
As I drove, looking at those threatening clouds, I thought the folks in Texas might not consider those big black clouds menacing at all... they would, I imagine, welcome them and the rain they promised to deliver. But I am not in Texas, and after just experiencing the more than 12 inches of rain delivered by Irene, I'd just as soon see those clouds disappear without a trace.
|Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Blue Sky and Black Clouds|
I had been looking forward to traveling with Joe, but the circumstances of the current construction phase at the farmhouse, coupled with a fair amount of lost time due to the hurricane, made it more realistic that he stay back and I travel alone... the trip is, after all, for my work. So, the seven hour trip was less inviting. But, it is necessary and so I made the drive. Along the way, I had hoped to stop and share a quick lunch with my daughter in the Charlottesville area, but between the rain and our schedules, we decided against it. Instead, we chatted on the phone awhile... That's always a pleasure, and today was no different.
|Dark, Dark Clouds|
|Patch of Blue in Sky Ahead|
|5:00 PM Abingdon, VA|
In the end, the drive I was dreading turned into a very nice, peaceful one indeed...never a dull skyline, and lots of time to think.
|Blue Sky Trying to Push Away the Dark Clouds|
|Sky or Ocean? Such Turbulence|
|Blue Ridge Mountains In Clouds|