This one hadn't left the tree, right outside my window,
to start the drying process. Sure looked miserable!
I happened to catch movement out of the corner of my eye
while I was watching the first owl's drying rituals and saw this one in a tree, going through the same routine.
Check out that wingspan..a baby no more!
I was getting ready to go to Evergreen for lunch when
I heard thunder, but only saw blue sky & white clouds out my West window. It was right overheard..gray and it meant it..sideways slanting rain, thunder, lightning, wind,
hail and then, as it let up...owls! They began popping out
of trees in the back yard. I saw three of them. Haven't seen any in weeks. What a (soggy) treat!
From the top of Mt Ballyhoo.
Curious sheep along the Alaska Highway
This was the most amazing display of lightning I've ever seen, it lasted more than an hour before it finally moved on.
another shot of Tuesday morning's western rainbow, this one was in its earlier stages, shot over our barn around sunrise
Lighthouse Point Marina and Yacht Club, Toms River, NJ
Was able to get the wife out and into the visit for a drive yesterday, and she wanted to see the ducks I had been seeing. We found them beside a golf course eating grass. She loved them.
went down to Fogarty cCreek for a while this afternoon...sunny but very hazy
West Texas has been blessed with beneficial rainfall over the last couple of days . This microburst occured close to home .
Testing my new Nikon d800e
We were at Steamboat Lake when the sun broke through
the clouds and lit up parts of this mountainside. I
had been about to take a different picture, but swung
my camera around to catch this instead! Glad I did!
I took off my sunglasses to line up this shot and it
was SO bright, I almost thought about holding them over
the lens when I took the shot, but the camera seems to
be more adaptable to the light than my eyes are! I just
couldn't get enough of the Fall colors!
I came off Berthoud Pass to a really mild, sunny afternoon. This is near Empire. This pretty viw made me wish I had packed a lunch. I may have stayed here a
while. It's close enough to Empire that I will use that as the location.
sky was getting darker from all directions
Frost gilded trees, and the mountains rising from the ice fog as it dissipates in the morning sun. When the open waters of the Tanana River close up with ice, we won't get this kind of fog anymore.
Bell Rock and Courthouse on right
at the turn off for our road
I was missing all the colors of the Fall foliage when I
realized there is a lot of color in the various rocks
and dry plants and shrubs. Color is where you look for it, I guess. The snow-capped mountain peeking through
adds a different kind of color, too.
I always, always have to stop and look at this view,
looking over the little, now empty, campground, and
over to the big mountains. This view is nice in any season, but I love it with the snow on the high peaks.
I woke up around 1am and saw that it had cleared. I set my camera out and made a timelapse. This is from the beginning:
Mt Shasta .....on my way over to Mt Shasta to meet-up with Lori (svlover) Lisa (feather) and Marianne (angel56)
... and enjoy the color on this rainy gray day !