Photo Friday: Clouds 9


On Wednesday, we had a lot of storm clouds roll through the Ottawa area. Many of them threatened to pour rain on us; some of them actually made good on that threat.

Because I always carry my iPhone on me, I was able to capture the ever-changing sky, starting at work.


On Wednesday evenings, Sarah plays soccer. Rain or shine, her team plays. The only exception to this rule is lightning. As the team was practicing before the game, ominous clouds rolled in. In the distance, thunder rumbled.


About 10 minutes before the start of the game, we saw a couple of flashes of lightning and the referee called all the girls off the pitch. We would wait until the official start of the game to see if there was more to come; if so, the game would have to be called off.

We kept our fingers crossed. This was our last pre-tournament game of the season, and our team was undefeated. If we won this game, we would be the top-ranking team in our league. We didn't want to miss out on this game because of the weather.

And as luck would have it, the cloud swiftly passed over us without incident and the game started on time. But more clouds kept coming.


Halfway through the game, as we were leading 2–0, rain fell off and on, despite sun pouring through the horizon. But no more lightning was seen; no more thunder was heard. The girls played on and I shot more photos of the ever-changing sky.


Final score: 4–2. Undefeated. League leaders.

And on Cloud 9.

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