Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halos, Rainbows, and Crepuscular Rays

The best part of rain is the replenishment of our aquifers, reservoirs, and groundwater supplies. I know this is true, but for me it's the endlessly beautiful skies that shift overhead with sunlight and clouds between the storms. We had 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) of rain in two days. It was grand. But this is what else those storms brought.






See what I mean? Yeah, the rain is what we need, but these skies are what we love!

15 comments:

  1. I never tire of seeing these effects, even though I know that it's only light on water droplets.

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  2. Wonderful, love the rainbows & rays

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  3. A wise person always sees the good. A really wise person sees two good things in one.

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  4. Dave--Thank you!

    John-- The thing I love the most about these atmospheric optics is their ephemeral quality. If you don't catch them, they're gone.

    Bill-- Thank you, so glad you like these pics.

    Pablo-- Ah, two good things in one. I like that way of looking at it.

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  5. Pablo really nailed it.
    Such beautiful shots. I hope the skies keep filling those aquifers. We can do with out so much, just not water..

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  6. It's nice to read "crepuscular" used in a context that does not involve a Boomer's neck.

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  7. Arkansas Patti-- We're expecting more rain for Halloween. Sorry for the kids, but glad to have it whenever it pours down.

    NCmountainwoman-- Thank you!

    Phil-- All those boomer crepuscular necks everywhere, but not here!

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  8. The halo is nice. Phil's comment was funny. Crepuscular is maybe one of the ugliest words that can be used to describe a really beautiful thing.

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  9. Your beautiful sky shots always lift my day!

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  10. Mark-- I keep waiting to see arcs. Then I'll be completely content with the skies here. Crepuscular is definitely a strange word.

    MandT-- Thank you. Lifting your day and spirits is the goal of beauty.

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  11. So beautiful!

    Just like being there for me.

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  12. am-- We are so glad to see these skies and share them with you.

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  13. Beautiful skies and photos of them.
    We actually got a little "real" rain on Saturday. It wasn't much, but it was the first since February!

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