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28 December 2006 @ 12:59 pm
apocalypse day  
Yesterday Joe and I drove out to Polpis in search of bayberries with which to make candles. We didn't get any berries because when we got to the cranberry bogs, we were met with the apocalypse. This isn't the first time Joe and I have met with the apocalypse, it happened once before in Washington DC as we were leaving the zoo. Well anyway, when we saw the big alien cloud we were expecting impossible tornadoes but we got sleet and tiny hail stones. It was really crazy. We stepped out onto a path after inspecting some abandoned bee hives and the big dark cloud came right up and blew us away. I'm really glad I brought my camera.

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When we first got there. Watching it creep down from the north.

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To the west, you can see the snow coming off it.

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Right before we jumped down to the bee hive pit. We were only in the hives for about 3 minutes. When we came out...

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Eeeeeeeee, it's here! Those clouds were moving soooo fast.

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My camera started to fog up at this point.

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And we had to run back to the car. You can barely make out the almost horizontal sleet.

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When it was over, the sun was setting and made a big red fireball, but we were always surrounded by trees or houses so we couldn't see it! We had to catch the sun before it went away forever! We speeded down Milestone out to the cliffs at Tom Nevers...

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Too late! Curses!

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You might recognize this, from the top of this post in which this picture;

was taken on April 8th.

And then this corner of it on April 8th,

Compared to now,
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So there's erosion at work for ya. And nobody cares about melting ice caps and rising sea levels and dead polar bears... :'(

I also have photos of Fisherman's beach earlier in the day, but I'll post those tomorrow because there's already a ton of pics in this entry.
Fox Estacadofoxestacado on December 29th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Wow...that's amazing. The first picture, the yellow field against the sky gave me chills, reminding me of Van Gogh's (supposed) last painting, with the scarecrows. The erosion pictures are quite chilling. The power of Nature is often overwhelming and yet we don't always see it unless we compare it to pictures or markers from the past. Amazing.

Those pictures of the clouds rolling in? Whenever I go on roadtrips and see scenes like that, it's always magnificent, chilling, kind of scary, but beautiful. It's so clear and flat, you can see the clouds come in in a kind of menacing but insulating way. Beautiful. Scary. But beautiful.
you can still call me rj: .∞. block of not skyruthlessbabe on December 29th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sometimes it's scary when I go to a beach I haven't been to in awhile, but I remember it how it was in my childhood, and it looks totally different. That drive that says "stop" used to lead to a VFW building that the summer carnivale would set up next to. That big block thing down by the water is all that's left. But with the currents here, they say that when a part is eroded and taken away, it's deposited somewhere else on the 80 miles of beach.... I just haven't found where yet.

I know what you mean. I've wanted to go to the midwest for awhile and hunt tornadoes! I think they're the coolest things, but terrifying. I dream about them a lot.
in the mouth of god all teeth are wisdom teeth.rawteeth on December 29th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
WOW. I remember you mentioning the Apocalypse before. I always enjoy your pictures.. that cloud is quite scary.
you can still call me rj: .∞. end is nighruthlessbabe on December 29th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
When don't I mention the apocalypse? Ha!
I feel like I don't actually post pictures as often as I think I do, so I'm going to try to rev it up.
Barefoot mein_withbothfeet on December 29th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Hi! just wanted to let you know I've read back a bit on your journal and you're of the kind of awesomeness that is a relief to find. I love your user interests, especially:

pontificating to the masses

HA! I swear, I once had that as one as well! But it was more like, "Pontificating to basically anyone"... yours is by far better.

you can still call me rj: .∞. rob guiltyruthlessbabe on December 29th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
Aw! Haha, I love your interests too and I noticed the pontificating one and thought, "Someone else is interested in pontificating!" It's been a phrase I've loved for years. I swear I must have heard it in a movie or read it in a book.
brijiana on December 29th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
I want to see the movie from our apocolypse!
you can still call me rj: robbie - point djruthlessbabe on December 29th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
It's not that impressive, but you can see snow. I'll show it to you today! I need new nailpolish.