Now & Then: Humungulo Nimbusity

This past week saw a couple awesome days of monsoonal flow-fueled massive thunderheads forming up out over the Valley of the Antelope beyond the Mountains of Saint Gabriel (as illustrated by the following trio of in-transit snaps I took of the magnificence this Thursday):

From the 110 North approaching downtown.
From the 5 North, passing Griffith Park.
From Glenoaks Boulevard in Sun Valley.

It brought to memory a hot late-summer day seven years ago when in order to capture footage of the fluffy stuff’s formations and dissipations, I lugged my laptop and webcam up onto the steeply pitched roof of our humble Silver Lake abode and from it created the following timelapse of all that hot wet and sticky cloud action:

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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."