Having grown up in the wide-open spaces of the midwest, when I first moved to Oregon it's tall trees, dense vegetation, and hilly terrain felt confining. Accustomed to watching storm clouds rolling in from miles away, my new home's closed-in sky views took some adjustment.
After 30 years of calling Oregon home, I still miss seeing the horizon. My house is located in the lowlands, so any glimpse of the heavens competes with tree crowns and rooftops.
But one night in mid-May impressive thunderheads rolled into town. Since we seldom see such storms, I grabbed my camera to try and capture their grandeur.
Sunset lit the clouds in gorgeous hues of orange and pink. Oh, they were stunning! I was wishing my home were situated on a high point, so I could view the entire sky. But - I made do anyway, capturing snatches of the show between tree canopies and neighbor's homes.
Such tall, puffy clouds are rare where I live. So when an impressive sky show happens, I appreciate it all the more.