Some Unusual Cloud and Contrail Photographs
I fell in love with the sky as an eight year old boy building World War Two model airplanes. I later fell in love with the stars when I was nine as my dad showed me the constellation Orion hanging in the Western sky one spring evening leaving the school where he was coaching basketball. Just three years later I fell in love with weather as I was completing the Boy Scout weather merit badge. My photography hobby came next as dad gave me his old 35mm Yashcia to use on a family summer trip to Oregon when I was 14. Oh boy was I hooked!
My dad sold World Book encyclopedias while he was getting his Masters Degree in secondary education so we had a set of 1972 encyclopedia’s that this young boy who loved learning always kept a “letter” (the letter “S” was two volumes in size) volume of beside his bed just for some light reading. The things we did to entertain and teach ourselves before the advent of the internet! In hindsight, I wouldn’t want it to have been any other way.
These four “hobbies” and my insatiable thirst for knowledge served me well with my chosen career as a television weatherman; a career that spanned three decades, three time zones, six states and six television stations.
It was this hunger to understand everything, understand “it’s”context, “it’s” reason for being, that I’ve looked at everything in life with a very open mind…
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