Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wild Summer

Arkansas is on the very edge of tornado alley but this year my fair little state has had more touchdowns than usual. Somehow we missed spring and the cool air from our late winter and the warm air from our early spring collided. Most of the midwest has suffered from this same problem as stroms have stretched the width and breadth of the plains. This picture was taken in the town just next to mine, during a touchdown that sadly, created quite a lot of damage.
Storms bring out something wild in me as well as in nature. I love to sit out on my porch and watch the lightening tear through the sky and the clouds boil and turn. It get me thinking, which often leads to breakthroughs or new twists for my wip. Some of my most unusual ideas have come from watching thunderheads dance above me. So for me, Spring already being my favorite time of year, is also my most creative and productive.