Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Friday, February 6, 2015
I remember reading once that Inuits have 50 different words for snow; I'm not sure if this is true or not. But I do know that weather forecasters in the Pacific Northwest have a lot of subtle variations in weather terminology. Our local paper might call for rain, bit of rain, showers, or a shower. And on any given day, it's likely that this forecast will be true...at least for a few minutes before it changes to something else. But yesterday when I saw the forecast for heavy downpours, which is one I've never seen before, and with a likelihood of 100%, I decided to head back through the gorge to the orchards in the Hood River Valley for a particular photo I'm working on. Halfway there, the rain stopped, and the sun tried to peek through the clouds for a few minutes. This is also a photo I've been working on, but not one I was expecting to get yesterday. Photography in the PNW is training me to be open to any weather possibility! I did eventually make my way to the orchards, which I will share in the coming days. And speaking of orchards, I have to say thank you for all the different comments on yesterday's hilly orchard post. So many different regional variations and perspectives. That's one of the things that makes blogging so fun!