Two new wildfires broke out in Northern California this past weekend, prompting evacuations. Covid-19 continues to haunt everyday life. The list of 2020 natural disasters is growing and now includes trees falling. A giant Italian Stone Pine toppled over in a park near us while a neighboring home had a massive branch drop on itsContinue reading “Disasters Everywhere”
Took this shot yesterday morning at 70 mph near the summit of I-80 in the Sierra Mountains. Wildfire smoke has cast a haze over much of California. There were no clear views on this trip…and I wasn’t driving.
We have a wildfire sun in California that looks like a harvest moon. Took this shot a few minutes ago, Sunday morning. It is dusk all the time. Don’t walk outside unless mandatory and wear a mask when you do.
We are surrounded by fires. Soot falls like snow all day. The sun shines with a fire red filter so thick you can look directly at it without squinting. And the color blue is gone for now.
As I posted yesterday August is marine layer month on Central California’s coast. Took this shot yesterday afternoon. Weather report calls for same cloud formations today. In brief, the blue skies are holes in what is otherwise a mix of thick grey and white clouds.
The Sacramento heat is intense this week. No breeze in the daytime. Hard to breath air. Limited shade. I took a quick shot of a photographer taking five at Land Park.
A patch of blue has been the standard for weather this week over the western end of the Carmel River. Took this shot yesterday–those are brown pelicans flying overhead while the blue sky is out in Carmel Valley where temps are 20-degrees hotter. This photo with a combo of dark shadows and glare was quiteContinue reading “Patch of Blue Week”
The mornings have been nothing but overcast skies lately along the Monterey Coast. This isn’t a complaint since we’ve been spared the 100-degree heat inland. This shot taken yesterday while I stood on Carmel River Beach shows the very beginning of what turned out to be a few hours of blue skies.
Our rain chain is cloaked in thick cobwebs. Please let it pour soon.