Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Coastal Iridescence

Proof of concept moments:




I wondered if I would see iridescent clouds and sun-dogs at the beach. The answer is definitely yes.

10 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I was wondering about that, too.

    Speaking of the sky at the coast, the night sky in the lightly populated areas on the North Coast is phenomenal. I've never seen so many stars as I saw just north of Gualala.

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  2. I'd have said Skywatch Friday, very nice sky photos

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  3. Do you have a view of the west when you're at the beach? Every time I get to the west coast, which is very rarely, and can be at the beach at sunset, I look for the green flash. I saw it once when I was passing through Hawaii on business once many years ago but never since.

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  4. Beautiful photos and I needed that today. We just got very bad news for our cat, Pepper, who at four years old has a condition that will kill her probably in the next month if not sooner. It's breaking my heart but looking up is some consolation that life does go on. Just sometimes it takes tears to get past such a time.

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  5. am-- We are looking forward to clear nights on the northern coast. Not sure when it will happen, but that is definitely in our future.

    Bill-- I had been worried that I wouldn't see iridescent clouds here. Now I realize how much I have missed by not looking up.

    Mark-- I know it's crazy, but we have an eastern view. It's because of where we are on Monterey Bay. We do get to see the shadow of the earth. I would love to see that green flash. If I had a bucket list it would be on it.

    Rain-- Glad that these pics helped lift your spirits. That is such sad news about your kitty cat. I hope the condition is not painful, and that she has a quality of life and spirit for the rest of her days.

    Dave-- Yes!

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  6. If our bodies are 50% to 65% water (it's lsightly higher for dogs and cats), then when we die, that water will be released, eventually making into the sky to become clouds. Rain, when you see iridescent clouds, know that your sweet cat's transformed being is shining prism colors. Indeed, anyone who has lost a beloved (and who hasn't?) can see their loved one in such beauty.

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  7. Thanks, C.Corax. Beautiful thought. I really am trying to think positive about this. It has been such a sudden shock though that it's been tough

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  8. Big beautiful skies!
    As you know we were recently out in the Joshua Tree area. The most stars I've ever seen have been from there. Every time I'm there. It's amazing, beautiful and totally mind boggling. All at the same time.

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  9. Pat-- The sky has been a source of great pleasure and surprise these past few years. It's a wild thing to just look UP!

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