Monday, 3 November 2014

Forces of nature

Ce matin, on annonçait l'arrivée du sixième épisode cévenol en deux mois. Les Cévennes, c'est par là, vers l'ouest. Quand j'ai vu le ciel après le petit déjeuner, j'ai couru dehors pour saisir ça. Ce qui manque à ma photo, c'est la puissance des bourrasques, les nuages et la lumière qui courent sur le paysage à une vitesse époustouflante, le sentiment enivrant de communier en grand avec les forces de la nature.

This morning a new episode of heavy rain and possible floods was announced over the Cevennes, the mountain range to the west of us. When I saw the colour of the sky after breakfast I ran out to catch it all. What a photo can't convey is the power of the wind gusts, the clouds and light running along the landscape at incredible speed, the exhilarating feeling of being in communion with nature's wild forces.

10 comments:

Nathalie Beaumes said...

The wind is still strong tonight with gusts but apart from a few powerful showers, no significant rain here. I'm not sure how the region of Cevennes fared. They've had several dreadful floods in the past weeks.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Le vent est encore fort ce soir, qui devrait continuer demain mais à part quelques violentes averses, pas de vraies grosses pluies ici. Je ne sais pas comment ça s'est passé dans les Cévennes. Ils ont déjà eu plusieurs inondations sévères ces dernières semaines.

Dina said...

Oi, good luck with your wild weather. It does make for beautiful photos, though.

Nathalie, I began posting about our olive harvest last Friday (and today). It was fun for me to help, even for a few days.

William Kendall said...

Incredibly dramatic, Nathalie.

Kate said...

It is a dark foreboding sky which clearly shows the power of nature.

Jack said...

Some of that does come through, with the dense and dark clouds and the amber sunlight falling on the ground.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Lovely to see you at it, dear Dina!
Looking at the load, I'd be curious to know how many kilos you made. Also the number of leaves and little twigs left with the olives seems to be more than what is considered acceptable here.

I went back to your previous post and the row of olive trees is impressive.
I'd heard of WWOOFing in Australia of course and I'm glad to hear it's popular in Israel too. It can be such a great way to live with the locals and participate in something useful!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Lovely to see you at it, dear Dina!
Looking at the load, I'd be curious to know how many kilos you made. Also the number of leaves and little twigs left with the olives seems to be more than what is considered acceptable here.

I went back to your previous post and the row of olive trees is impressive.
I'd heard of WWOOFing in Australia of course and I'm glad to hear it's popular in Israel too. It can be such a great way to live with the locals and participate in something useful!

Thérèse said...

Unique cette photo. A traduire en peinture...

Chri said...

Et le ciel a fini par se fâcher...

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