When I was a kid and first heard the term “thunderheads” — perhaps from inimitable Eyewitness News weatherman Dr. George Fishbeck — I mistook it for “thunderhats,” and that’s what I called the meteorological phenomena for many of my formative years and then some. My belligerent and impeccable logic when I was inevitably corrected was that they looked far more like hats than heads. Duh.

Anyway, with the current heatwave L.A.’s experiencing fueled by a high pressure system currently parked out over the midwest we’ve had thunderhats out there over Antelope Valley on the perimeter of Los Angeles this past couple days and I snapped this fine example building way back behind behind Glendale’s Verdugo Mountains in the marvelous open space of the vast church parking lot located behind the Costco in Los Feliz Atwater Village yesterday afternoon (click to quadruplicate):


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."