Took this shot at noon yesterday as fog formed over the Carmel River.
Yesterday there was a 15% chance for rain in the Sierras in mid-afternoon. You could walk between the raindrops without getting wet until 2:48 p.m.–that’s when the downpour began. I looked out the window as if oil had been struck. Buckets of rain for nearly 30 minutes. Okay, it’s not the end of the drought,Continue reading “What the West Coast Needs…A Downpour”
Blue skies and fog are an unusual combo, but that’s the weather along California’s Central Coast at this time of year. Yesterday around 5 .p.m. I walked into a sunny drizzle. Nice.
Took this photo of dusk yesterday from our side yard 18 minutes (5:52 p.m.)after sunset. Make no mistake about it, we are in winter mode with storms of snow, ice or rain affecting daily life, but at least the days are getting longer.
Some days the ocean doesn’t want visitors along the Carmel coast.
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.