Lovely photos, especially the last one. Wow! November isn't known for its beauty here in Washington, but this year I was thinking the same thing:"Ah November, you were beautiful."
Despite everything that goes on in the world it's still a pretty nice place to be.
I agree with am, the last one was pretty cool.
I'm on board with that last photo; love it!
Your clouds are still following you around I see. They look almost angelic. That last picture out does all of them. It is really exceptional Robin. Thanks again for wanting to share what you are seeing with us all.
thanks for sharing your November...it was indeed beautiful. I love the pelicans swimming with the other birds. Reminds me of their bay invasion when I was there.
Wow! Thank you for finding a good excuse to put those up. Who is that sweet yellow bird? We don't have that critter out in our parts? Is it a finch or warbler or....?And I'll echo those commenters above: The reflected iridescence is just amazing!
am-- So glad you liked the photos. November was a pretty picturesque month. John-- We do live on a beautiful planet, well worth protecting.Mark-- Glad you liked that iridescent reflection. I sent that one to Les Cowley at Atmospheric Optics. I told him it was my sense if Monet had painted iridescence.John-- Thank you, glad you liked that one. We did too. Roger helped me with that one, because I was standing on the edge of the reservoir in a place where the sun was washing out the colors. He said "Come here and take a look at this." Wow, said I!jsk-- I'm in love with the planet. These are the gifts I see everyday. I'm so glad you love them too.Tara-- That bay invasion is still happening. It's become quite an unprecedented phenomenon. Awesome in every way.geodef-- That sweet yellow bird is a Townsend Warbler. I photographed one once before, in almost the same spot on the coast. They winter there. Such little beauties they are. I am so moved that everyone likes that iridescent reflection. I missed out on some a few weeks ago, and these more than made up for that.
spectacular, robin! thanks for sharing your world.
kathy a-- Thank you!Sky-- I wish we could take a walk and watch the sky together.
Lovely photos. I hope next year finds you where you most want to be.
Rain-- From your heart to ours, we hope next year finds us where we most want to be.
Late yesterday we saw a brilliantly colored left-handed sundog (which, parenthetically, I now know is a parhelion) over the body of water called Hampton Roads. This is where the James River flows into a harbor on its way to the Chesapeake Bay. Of course, I thought of this blog and your sky photographs.
Minnie-- I love that you saw a sundog. And I am especially moved that it made you think of this blog and my sky photos. Thank you so much for that. Not sure if I've already suggested it, but definitely check out Atmospheric Optics and The Cloud Appreciation Society. Some great photos and content there.
Thanks for the sites, Robin. I'd already run across The Cloud Appreciation Society, but Atmospheric Optics is a new one to enjoy. So much to see and learn!