Well, since today is Debussy's 151st birthday, and since I forgot to post these weeks ago when I took them, I offer you clouds as a tribute to a great composer! One of the pieces I had to study in music school was Debussy's nocture Nuages. I remember sitting up in the U. of T. Music Faculty library, listening to the piece over and over with giant headphones on my head. This was in the early 80s, before iPods and downloadable tunes. In my memory, I envision a reel-to-reel tape player, but surely it must have been a cassette tape.
Anyway, here are some nuages from a storm that headed in at sunset a few weeks back. A pilot told me the first photos show a wall cloud, which apparently can spawn a tornado. It does look pretty ominous. We do get tornadoes around here but they usually aren't very big and don't do a lot of damage.
Here's to Debussy! I am a sucker for the romantics and impressionists. As I recall, we considered him an impressionist when I was in music school, but not everyone agrees with that. Regardless, he wrote some beautiful pieces. I am still trying to master Claire de lune on the piano. It would help if I practiced more!