Tammie Lee, a fellow blogger, challenged us to find numen in the world, a divine presence. Numen, in my own definition, is the moment when you see something in nature and it takes your breath away, often bringing a tear to your eye and a shiver to your soul, reminding you to be thankful for being alive in this beautiful world.
These numens are inspired by our warm west winds called Chinooks in Alberta. The warm moist wind originates off the west coast over the Pacific Ocean.
The wind flows over the mountains, leaving the moisture, and then flows across the prairies, melting the snow and drying up the prairies. A Chinook arch forms, showing dramatic colour, light and forms.
Usually, a few days later, things cool off and the snow returns. On the way home from Calgary tonight, my husband humoured my numen desires, and pulled over so I could capture the drama.
These following photos were taken last weekend at my house several hours south of Calgary, where the
dramatic clouds billowed and changed with every blink of an eye.
Chinook wind was wickedly whipping the snow around.
It felt like it was raining as the snow was being lured to the clouds above.
I am positively grateful for Tammie Lee's inspirational numen challenge. See you tomorrow for more positively numen 2.
|In the meantime, here is a little snack until we meet again.