This post has last week’s and this week’s submissions for the Weekly Weather Challenge. Last week’s topic was: Hurricane (a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters) and this week’s topic is: Lightning (the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder).
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.
Hurricane, full view
Hurricane, left page view
Hurricane, right page view
Here’s my submission for Jennifer Nichole Well’s Weekly Weather Challenge! This week’s theme is Hurricane. Please consider joining her challenge – she accepts all types of submissions, from photos to art to writing!!! Click on the badge below to go to her blog and submit your art!!
Hurricane, full 2-page spread, appropriately over Cuba and other Caribbean islands.
Left page close up; the hurricane symbol is over an area in the Caribbean Sea known as ‘Hurricane Flats’.
Right page close up, complete with plastic ships trying to ride out the ocean’s gianormous waves. They’re cut in half and held on with glue and metal brads.