While it was not a perfect 10 day by any stretch of the imagination here in Vermont on Sunday, it was a great evening for cloud viewing. This picture I took at sunset looking east over the Green Mountains near Bakersfield, Vermont. I had been photographing another location with limited results when I left to go home and saw this cumulonimbus in my rear view mirror. I immediately pulled over to get a better look and when I did, I knew I had to grab my tripod to get a shot. The natural scenery of Vermont makes the drama in the sky seem so peaceful.
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After careful consideration of my forecast and spending many hours outside doing “evaluation”, I have decided today was indeed perfect.
The smell of fresh cut grass on a
light breeze…the puffy cumulus clouds lazily drifting through the sky…and temperatures so pleasant, anyone would call it comfortable. This all contributed to this amazing day in Vermont.
One technical detail I realized is that my GIS model of perfect weather is fairly forgiving of minor flaws. If the high temperature had been as high as 78 degrees, it would have still
averaged a perfect 10 due to rounding. So, a warm day of 75 degrees and a fair amount of humidity yielding a heat indexof 80 degrees, would still round out to a perfect 10. Any particular category could be off by two break points and still average a 10. I find this interesting, but probably nobody else does.
In any case, there was no denying today was as good as it gets…for me anyway. And it happened on a Saturday. Bonus!