The title of my upcoming show at the Governor’s Gallery is “I nearly walked by,” but in the case of this photograph, which will hang in the show, the storm nearly passed me by! I was driving to Burlington when, just as I was passing through the mountains, it became clear the weather was getting very wild with a front passing through. Things were changing fast and I really would not have been surprised by anything.
I wanted to pull over and photograph the storm clouds but decided I really couldn’t just stop on the highway, even a quiet one like Vermont’s I-89 usually is. The next exit was fifteen miles and the whole way I craned my neck to watch the clouds through the windshield. When I got to the exit, I pulled into the “park and ride” lot and managed to find the only spot where the view of the clouds, by then so remarkable, wasn’t ruined by cars, power lines and light poles.
I love crazy weather like this—it is so real! I’m glad the storm didn’t pass me by.