As the Storm Rolled In

I worked from a cafe this afternoon and lost track of the hour — by the time I was walking home it was dark, and the rain that had threatened the thick heat all day was just beginning to fall. Lightning filled the sky, and a wind came off the sea, bringing sand with it. The palm trees threw their shaggy heads about like dancing noodle air puppets, and women ran through the streets, laughing as they held their skirts against their thighs. I love the electricty in the air when the weather is like this; it's maybe my favorite time to shoot.

Pictured: tuxedo street cat on abandoned mattress in the yard. Flag in the wind above a storefront/residence. Rug store, closed for the night. Sentinel dog at the cell phone store. White kitty awaits mani/pedi at the spa.