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sunset and adventures

I went out to get some coriander seeds from the garden, only the sky was doing this:

sunset clouds

and this

sunset clouds

It was very exciting.

Another thing that was exciting was yesterday, at the airport. I had to pick up wakanomori but there were some problems. Customs and immigration were in a bad mood because there was a huge backlog and pileup of people because of a bunch of planes being rerouted because of thunderstorms, and so they were detaining bunches of people, including him! He got off one text message to me that said, "In customs limbo. It may be a LONG time," but then they said they'd confiscate people's phones if people used them.

"Like school," remarked the healing angel when we were all back together again at midnight, three hours after people first disembarked from the plane Waka was on.

Admittedly, even without detention, it was taking forever for people to make it through. International arrivals was full of folks waiting for loved ones. Here are some impressionistic cell-phone photos.

waiting with flowers
flowers on his lap

standing on a chair for a better view

One family who waited nearly as long as we did asked the healing angel to take a picture of them when they were reunited:

photo of phototaking

We ended up walking through most of the airport terminals on our way out, and so we saw all the metal cots that the airport had set up for people who were stranded there--it looked like an evacuation center. We talked to one mother, traveling with two small children, who was given just one cot. There's no plane for her for two days, and no hotel rooms open near the airport, and she doesn't know anyone in the city. A friend is driving up tomorrow from New Jersey to rescue her, she said.

We were happy to be able to sleep in our own beds, even if we didn't make it home until 2 am.


( 28 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 17th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
What a beautiful sky!

And I really feel for the people stuck in the airport. I get stressy enough with travelling even when I have all my stuff with me and am somewhere with a bed I can use!

Edited at 2014-07-17 04:12 am (UTC)
Jul. 18th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
I feel for them too--no fun! (Well, maybe a *little* fun--if you're a kid. But not if you're a parent, or anyone else. And even for the kids, I'm betting the fun wears off)
Jul. 17th, 2014 06:25 am (UTC)
Fabulous sky!

Jul. 18th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
It was spectacular.
Jul. 17th, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
I think you could call that sky 'lowering'.

A piccie of someone taking a piccie of someone! :o)
Jul. 18th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
I thought a lowering sky had to be more threatening? This one seemed positively uplifting!

A piccie of someone taking a piccie of someone! --Now the question is, was anyone photographing me photographing him taking the photo?
Jul. 17th, 2014 08:02 am (UTC)
Ugh! BTDT. Some airports are better than others, but there's nothing like finally getting home to sleep in your own bed.
Jul. 18th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, and Logan is *not* a very pleasant airport :-\
Jul. 17th, 2014 11:49 am (UTC)
You have Maxfield Parrish skies! I'm sorry it's such a palaver to fly through them.
Jul. 18th, 2014 12:07 am (UTC)
I never understood Maxfield Parrish until I went to northern New England, and yes, then--most stunning skies.
Jul. 18th, 2014 02:57 am (UTC)
I do love it when they're Maxfield Parrish-y like this, all glowing and radiant!
Jul. 17th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
If there's one nice thing about storms, they deliver awesome sunsets when they leave.
Jul. 18th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
They surely do.
Jul. 17th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
Those sunset clouds are lovely - and the color came out so clear and brilliant in the photo, too.

Why were they confiscating phones? o.O That seems a little draconian.
Jul. 18th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
I don't know why! Waka thinks they just like throwing their weight around, but maybe they had a valid reason.
Jul. 17th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
those sky pix are astonishing!
Jul. 18th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
You can see why I had to run back in and get my camera!
Jul. 17th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
Wonderful sky pics !
Jul. 18th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
The sky was most obliging yesterday evening :-)
Jul. 18th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
Most gorgeous sunsets! We actually pulled off the highway to take sunset pictures yesterday, but they weren't as dramatic as this.
Jul. 18th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
I still like that you pulled off. And at some point, you also created roadside music, and THAT is cool.
Jul. 23rd, 2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
It seems like we're usually in too much of a hurry, but I think it's important.
Jul. 18th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
What beautiful clouds!

How sad to be stuck in the airport.
Jul. 19th, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
They were quite marvelous clouds.
Jul. 18th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
First, those clouds are gorgeous, and it's cool that you managed to capture them in a photo! I always have trouble catching them well. Second, I'm so sorry that you had to wait so long for Wakanomori, but I'm glad he made it safely and you guys made it home. Third, is that the healing angel to the left in the last photo!? He's gotten so tall!
Jul. 19th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
That is indeed the healing angel, and yes he has!
Jul. 20th, 2014 09:31 pm (UTC)
That sky is much better than the airport wait. In fact, that sky is downright, nay upright (HEHE. playing on your "uplifting" above :P) awesome.
Jul. 22nd, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
"upright uplifting"--I like it!
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