In my e-mail just now:
I had to look at this photo several times before I saw what he saw. Directly above the right-hand edge of the right-hand green freeway sign near the bottom you can see the edge of the steam cloud. The upper left part of the cloud is silhouetted as he describes. The photo was taken with his phone through the windshield as he and a co-worker drove to work (Note: I just realized that my boy spelled "silhouetted" correctly! Wowzers. He has never been the spelling champ of the family. Maybe the Blackberry has spell check. Still, good work, Matthew.)
I think that what they saw was the steam cloud from a large heating/cooling plant downtown. Not that that makes it any less beautiful.
What a nice way to start what will be a hectic day.
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The Bear Bootie report:
She seems to be tolerating the booties perfectly. One was off the first morning after I put them on, but they have stayed on and she has left them on since. And she has not slipped nor fallen once, even the time Lucy slipped and fell against her when they were hurrying to get out the door yesterday morning.