Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Storming

This storm is not happening today. No, no, this happened sometime in the past. But we can commemorate it.

Today is Bastille Day in France, and because it was a French man who inspired me to create Pasadena Daily Photo, it's fitting to honor him and all my French amis with a photo.

I searched my files. I had no red, white and blue. I should have run out and taken a photo of the Alliance Fran├žaise de Pasadena, but I was working today. I didn't have a picture of a Bastille. But storming? Storming I've got.

22 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

This pic is more typical of Pasadena weather.

Out of Towners: don't believe the weather you see on Rose Parade day! It's not that rosy picture you see hypnotizing you on your tube. Either we lucked out on Jan 1st in the weather dept, or it's an old camera trick by the tv networks. Y'all have the kinda weather we here yearn for. Your're so lucky where you live!

J+P said...

Wow—ominous … a mutter of rebellion over the horizon.

Are those clouds of thunder, or of rage?

Is that lambent glow the sunset, or burning stone towers?

Is the stench from the freeway, or some more gory fuel?

I can almost hear the blood chuckling down the gutters now …

Babooshka said...

Honouring my favourite country and the founder of the CDP is fine by me. Stormy weather often the most beautiful, and as everyone knows, I'm a sucker for a purple haze.

Dina said...

You're so clever, Petrea! Happy Bastille Day.

Shell Sherree said...

Love your creative thinking, Petrea! Happy Bastille Day.

Petrea said...

Ha ha, Cafe, so right. The weather is generally horrible here. Snow and sleet all the time.

J+P, a dream of 1789.

Hi Babooshka, nice to see you.

Dina and Shell, perhaps clever and creative, perhaps stretching things a bit, however you like to look at it.

marley said...

Dramatic sky!

My post today has been inspired by you! Check it out if you can.

altadenahiker said...

You smart girl.

Margaret said...

I wish I knew French so I could through out some clever French remark. But I'm actually afraid of the French language. On the page it looks so unpronounceable.

from cali said...

As long as it's only a photo of storming, I can deal with it.
Very clever. Will you be watching the Paris fireworks live?

J+P said...
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J+P said...

… more like a nightmare …

Daisy said...

Is that Glendale burning? What have the French got against them???

PS wv sprecoq - some new kind of French chicken dish?

Desiree said...

I could go for a good storm right about now.

maria said...

bien fait mon amie et vive la france toujour!

Escapist said...

M afraid of storms.




JOLIIESSS!!!

Lisa..... said...

Viva La Revolution!

Ms M said...

Love the photo! Storm clouds are so awesome. And happy 14th!

Petrea said...

Merci, tous le monde, for your comments today. Thanks, Marley--check him out, they have skylights in the sidewalks in Cheltenham, UK just like we have on Fair Oaks and on Union St.

I've had a long day, and it's nice to come home to your comments. And Daisy, you made me laugh!

Dina said...

"Stretching things a bit"? No. Always good to stretch the mind.

And your clouds post brought us good luck. This morning at 8:21 rain fell on my moshav for two whole minutes!! Unheard of in summer time! It felt, sounded, and smelled so good.

Mademoiselle Gramophone said...

Vive la France!

Danial said...

Now,sky want to raining.