Friday, December 4, 2009

Commuter Heaven: Voluptuous Afternoon View


Afternoon Commuter Sky

Usually, the view out my front windshield is an immovable barricade of wall-to-wall cars. Depending on who's doing the measuring, DC & environs rank either 1st or there-abouts in worst traffic, nationwide. All I know is it doesn't matter when I start the trek home~at 2:30 p.m., shortly after school lets out, or at 5, when all my work is actually done~I'm going to hit the wall. It's enough to drive one to vehicular homicide...but I won't go there now.

In other words, I face some version of Commuter Hell most days. Although I have to say that when the big rigs get involved, it's more interesting than that car wreck known as Tiger Woods' marriage.

Imagine my surprise, then, yesterday afternoon around 3:30-ish~I was in a chipper mood anyway, 'cause Thursday afternoon means Friday's right around the corner, correctamundo? When what to my wondering eyes should appear but this voluptuous cloud bank.

Please don't turn me in for whipping out my camera for a quick shot. I promise that traffic had slowed to a mini-crawl...

32 comments:

Kristin said...

What a lovely picture! And boy do I remember that DC traffic. Yikes.

Emma said...

Gorgeous clouds. I'm totally with you on the Thursday afternoon bit. :)

quilly said...

That is a gorgeous sky!

Vodka Logic said...

Work nights, no traffic. Lovely picture :)

singedwingangel said...

beautiful picture and I won't tell about the camera shot I do the same thing lol.. which is why I usually ride and someone else drives lol.

Stephanie Faris said...

Just proof that all of us need to stop and smell the roses (or at least look at the sky!) occasionally. I do the hellish commute thing Monday through Friday too and rarely do I look around at the world right in front of me.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your post titles are SUCH a tease!!!!

DC traffic is second only to Boston's! BOTH are horrific!! Nothin' like going 80 miles an hour in bumper-to-bumper traffic! *shudders*

Jennifer Juniper said...

I've taken pics while driving too, shhhhh...

Mommakin said...

Boy, it did make for a great photo op...

Noelle said...

hahahaha! i am so laughing right now! to you that's light traffic but...i've never even SEEN traffic like that in my little town. when i pull out onto the road, i'm usually stuck behind a tractor or an amish buggy. (sounds like a post is brewing...)

i LOVED the tiger woods analogy..lmao!

Manang Kim said...

We bloggers are all like the same blogger/photographer ^_^ Nice shot you've got there. Thanks for sharing!

My SkyWatchFriday Here

carma said...

at least your commute has a lovely backdrop ;-)

Working Mommy said...

You know what?! My commute at 4:00p wasn't the usual pullmyhairoutandthengetoutofmycartoyellattheassinfrontofme sort of fun that it is every other day! YAY for a good commute!

~WM

Paula said...

Completely understandable, in your world this was magic! I'm glad you had a chance to photograph it. Happy SWF!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Lovely clouds! Friday - and 16:50 - here! Hope your Friday night rolls in soon :)

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

stunning picture!!

you are awsome as always..

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely capture of sky/nature and man.

Tara R. said...

Open skies and (almost) open road, not much better. Superior end of the day Snap.

Joy said...

I'm not going to whip you with a broken windshield wiper. Great photo. ;o)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I love Thursdays too-- all the anticipation of the weekend without any of the let down of an impending Monday morning!

Enjoy your weekend!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous D.C. sky which is usually overcast or hazy when I visit my daughter there. I'm glad the sky opened up for you!

Sarah said...

blue sky, slow traffic, and ... ahhh!! screech!!! thank goodness for the emergency breaks.

blueviolet said...

That really is beautiful! You were right to capture it but I'm still scolding you!

Angelia (Texas) said...

Lovely! I love it when the drives gives us such awesome scenery!

Susie said...

Gorgeous picture!!!

eileeninmd said...

Great skywatch photo, the clouds look wonderful.

storyteller said...

Wow ... amazing view in the midst of your commute. I do marvel at how you commuters use your cameras while driving and am glad you're safe!
Hugs and blessings,
My Sky Watch

miss jo said...

Not only a superior snap, but safely taken :). The sky might also qualify as bodacious.

mama-face said...

the car wreck of Tiger's marriage...good one.

Lovely view.

kys said...

Pretty picture. I laugh at the people in this tiny town who complain about the traffic.

Christine said...

I feel the same way about Thursdays...almost there. The cloud bank is beautiful.
I never remember to take my camera with me when I leave the house. He misses out on so much because of my neglect.

WristieLove said...

nice shot!

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