Monday, October 26, 2015

A Week Goes By

It's been a week since we posted anything here on the blog. Not sure what we were doing, but I'm sure we were up to something that involves long walks and beautiful views. I thought I'd take a look at my photos to see if I could come up with one photo for each day between last Monday and this. Here's a view of our week.

Monday's sunrise
Tuesday's tortoise named Sadie
Wednesday's stunning iridescent clouds
Thursday's wavy sky (altocumulus undulatus?) that stretched forever
Friday's White-crowned sparrow in the fall foliage
Saturday's sunset that made me want a roof tower
Sunday's sunrise before the rains came





21 comments:

  1. I wish I lived on the planet you live on.

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  2. Pablo-- I wish I could show people how and where to look for atmospheric optics.

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    1. You live under the best skies in America!

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  3. There is never a time, when visiting you, that I don't come away with a tad of joy and a soupcon of peace. Thanks.....

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  4. I'll echo what Pablo and kenju say! Although this time of year in these parts is the best time for atmospheric optics. But you have the play of land and ocean, coastal lands and mountains...you definitely get a more diverse spectacle than do we. Nor do we have white crowned sparrows (we to have white throated sparrow with their little yellow stripes) and definitely no tortoises named Sadie!

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  5. kenju-- I've been thinking for the past few years that Atmospheric Optics and The Cloud Appreciation society should post maps of these sightings. They happen everywhere!

    MandT-- It fills my heart with joy to know that, MandT.

    CCorax-- It's true, we do have all of that interplay between mountain, ocean, forest. Interestingly some of the best photos I've seen on internet of atmospheric optics come from places I would have never expected. If I were younger and this were a different time, I would travel the world looking for such phenomena. The migrators are back! We've seen Townsend's Warblers in our yard. A wonderful sight.

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  6. Good images (and memories) all! Should we already know about Sadie the Tortoise?

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  7. Scott- Glad you liked the pics. No, we have never mentioned Sadie on the blog. She's one of the critters we see whenever we walk into town. She's large and beautiful.

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  8. Wonderful photos! So good that Sadie is a neighbor.

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  9. Looks like a lovely week you've had up there. It's so good to see you settled in, in a part of the world that you love. Thoroughly enjoy the photos on this post. Thank you.

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  10. kathy a-- Glad you liked the pics. We are very fond of Sadie, even though she hardly acknowledges our presence!

    Tara-- We do love it up here. There's just something about it that suits us both. So glad you like these photos. The sky is an endless source of inspiration for me. So the only down side of the north coast is the cursed fog that keeps me from my atmospheric love.

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  11. Well, I saw a sun dog yesterday, but I really think the atmosphere here in flyover country is not right for the kind of stuff you see. Or maybe it's just me.

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    1. Pablo-- I just googled Missouri iridescent clouds. I found this page that had some stunning photos of all kinds of gorgeous cloudscapes. Take a look:
      http://www.pbase.com/missouri_skies/weather_cloud_photos_2005
      I love that you saw a sundog. That's one of the first things that caught my eye a few years ago. And so it began...

      Peter-- Yes it was!

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  12. Dave-- Thank you. Me too! Love a colorful sky.

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  13. Stunning views of your northern California week! A perk of being connected to you is seeing the world through your eyes - we get such delightful surprises! So, thanks, Robin, for so generously sharing the goodies of your discoveries!

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  14. Sky-- Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like these photos. I can't seem to stop myself from running outdoors with the camera. It's a little OCD, but I don't mind.

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  15. Simply Gorgeous skies! Is the tortoise yours?

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