Weekly Weather: Hurricane

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This weeks topic is Hurricane (is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane , typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. A hurricane is a storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a cyclone occurs in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean.)

Because hurricanes happen primarily in the tropics, I chose a lot of palm tree scenes – with a few stormy seas thrown into the mix. A couple of upside-down sailboats and waves crashing over some birdhouses remind me that even as I live in a coastal area, every year without a hurricane means another sigh of relief of not having to evacuate and/or worry about flooding. Not so with my sister whose house has been flooded due to a storm. 

 

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Weekly Weather: Hail

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This weeks topic is Hail (pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds).

Depictions of hail are not easy to find so I went with lots of diamonds cut from lots and lots of jewelry ads in magazines like Elle, Town & Country, and Vogue. The central ‘sun’ is reminiscent of how the sun can be shine one minute and it can hail the next!  I really wish the next hail storm would be diamonds!!

 

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Weekly Weather: Freezing Rain or Ice

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

The topic this week is Freezing Rain or Ice. (Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing. Unlike sleet, a mixture of rain and snow, ice pellets, or hail, freezing rain is made entirely of liquid droplets.) (Ice is frozen water, a brittle, transparent crystalline solid.)

For this collage I used pictures of glaciers, icebergs, frozen rain on berries and was blessed to find a photo of a rhino ice sculpture! Brrr! So cold!!! Where’s the heat?

 

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Weekly Weather: Fog

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is FOG (a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that obscures or restricts visibility (to a greater extent than mist; strictly, reducing visibility to below 1 km).)

I looked for pictures of fog and smoke. I stayed mostly in the blue family because fog makes my blue if I’m out driving in it.

 

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Weekly Weather: Dust Storm

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Dust Storm ( a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Also called black blizzard & black rollers – terms used during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s; also called haboob.)

For the dust storm collage, I went with mostly desert scenes and a few pictures from National Geographic of an actual storm – with local residents praying for relief. The Virgin Mary is a bit of a twist since the men are most likely praying to God known to them by a different Name. But it reflects how truly helpless mankind is in the face of weather and how often we pray extra hard when suffering through something totally out of our control.

 

 

Weekly Weather: Clouds

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Clouds (a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground).

This week I went with clouds of all colors and shapes and included somethings that would make wonderful cloud formations. 

 

 

Weekly Weather: Rainbow

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This week’s topic is Rainbow (an arch of colors formed in the sky in certain circumstances, caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere).

With this collage I am celebrating real rainbows and rainbow colors! I had three pages to work with so there are 5 views. I hope you like my rainbows!!

 

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