There's a song (my favorite version is by Willie Nelson) :
"Blue Skies, smiling at me. Nothing but Blue Skies, do I see...
...Nothing but Blue Skies from Now on."
A fast sketch of a Blue Sky Day at our City Park.
But one of my most memorable experiences this summer was not of blue skies at all!
I watched, from the top Mount Battie, a storm as it moved in over the Bay.
Then it moved in over me, punctuated by one big thunder clap!
I ran to the car for shelter & started sketching!
To the northwest, from the same spot,
I saw Blue Skies & puffy clouds at the very same time that
the storm was gray & wet to the east!!
At the end of the storm, still no Blue Skies.
But, that was fine by me!
Going north, I drove up my other favorite mountaintop.
Rain again, this time raining right on my car.
But a few feet from me the trees were sunlit & casting shadows!
I have heard that this is called a "sun shower".
I waited for the miracle that I knew was to appear.
Driving down the mountain, another stunning view.
I stopped to sketch from the car, right in the road.
A park official stopped to ask me if everything was all right.
I knew he meant that I should move out of the road.
I told him that I just wanted to finish my quick sketch...
"Can I have just a few minutes more, sir?"
Blues skies, gray skies, rainbow skies...from now on...