The rain is raining all around, It rains on field and tree. It rains on umbrellas here And on the ships at sea. –Robert Louis Stevenson How far would RLS get into todays world of poetry? Say what you will about the simplicity of his word and rhyme scheme, his rain poem has stuck withContinue reading “Sun with Rain Cloud”
We are facing a drought here on California’s Central Coast. Yesterday’s morning rain was about as gentle and limited as can be, but at least it freshened up the air.
California is facing a drought year. While there is still time left in the rainy season, the forecast for much needed water is gloomy. We are replacing plants with rocks and garden ceramics, just in case.
This gnarly tree in midtown Sacramento is either a sign of winter, or hope for an early spring, depending on your mood. I’m a spring guy.
Jet vapor trails have been an almost everyday sighting during January mornings in Sacramento, save for the sporadic dense fog that blankets everything from morning to early afternoon. It appears as though we are getting less fog in recent years. I remember some Januarys were a dreary gray for weeks on end. Heavy snow inContinue reading “Vapor Trail Over Sacramento”
Clouds and blue skies with bare branched trees and no snow make up a typical cold Sacramento winter morning. There is frost on the roof tops but so far this year the temps have stayed above freezing. I grew up in a snow climate, so I miss the white blankets on the hillsides, but notContinue reading “Sacramento Winter”
Shore birds, especially egrets, were carefully watching the highest tides of the year at Carmel this weekend. Called king tides, the waves come fast and close to the shoreline, and are a warning of what the effects of global warming will do to our coast on a permanent basis. This egret is staring intently atContinue reading “Contemplation…”
Bring in the clouds for drama and fantasy! I took these shots one year ago from Scenic Road, Carmel and they remain some of my favorite of December weather here: rain, some sun , lots of clouds and a rainbow.
Sacramento, the “City of Trees” is fast becoming the “City of Leaf Piles.” However, the trees are surprisingly still full of leaves for late November, so the piles will continue to grow and to present a problem starting tomorrow when rain is due for a 48-hour period. The leaves block the drains that keep waterContinue reading “Leaf Piles…”