Tuesday, December 15, 2015

In Between Storms

December is turning out to be one heckuva rainy month. According to a few online weather sites, the average rainfall for this part of Humboldt County is about 8 inches for the month. We've already reached that and aren't even quite halfway to December 31. Here's a screen grab of the weather calendar for December, so far.
The rest of the month doesn't look much different. Plenty of rain in our future, except for Tuesday. So, you know we're planning a walk at the marsh. We haven't been there in weeks, and there have been King Tides and lots of coastal flooding. There will be so much to see!

We did have to run a few errands after the record-breaking weekend rains, so had an interesting view of how wet it has been.


In the meantime, I run outside at any hint of light.

It's been dramatic every time I've run out there.

And, I've been so happy to take a peek at such ephemeral splendors.

10 comments:

  1. Yes! Rain can make the prettiest skies when there's a break in the clouds. We had a gorgeous light show this morning as the rain ended and the clouds parted, but nothing on a par with the stunning skies you see. Wow! And to think, when we die, a good portion of our bodies--definitely they water part--will rise up to be a part of sun painted clouds.

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  2. Beautiful sky show. Love what C. Corax wrote. We will rise up to be a part of sun-painted clouds!

    It would take a whole lot of rain to fill Lake Shasta again. Our lakes and rivers are diminished as the ocean rises. Strange days but not without beauty.

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  3. CCorax-- I love the idea of our bodies rising up to become part of the painted clouds. Now that is something to find a beautiful comfort in.

    am-- We had a record-breaking weekend rain, but I'm not sure if Lake Shasta got much of it. I do hope so. These are definitely strange days, but not without beauty. I try to find something beautiful everyday. It's a balance for all else.

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  4. Come east!! It is 72* here and sunny!

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  5. I'll bet the folks in SoCal are drooling...

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  6. kenju-- My brother in Virginia says the same thing to us!

    Scott-- They're anxious about how much rain they're going to get. After all the fire and drought, rain tends to wash away roads, hillsides, and mountains. Scary stuff.

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  7. Lovely photos, as always. You guys got a lot! I'm hoping the weather goddess spreads it all out some, but also that we keep getting that wetness from the sky.

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  8. kathy-- We're getting lot more rain over the next few days. I thought El Nino was supposed to hit central CA and points further south. I'm hoping for a bit of a break in January and February when the weather goddess answers my requests!

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  9. Nice skies. Caught a few crepuscular rays, too.

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  10. Mark-- We have really been under quite a deluge. I'm looking forward to a couple of days of sunshine (none in the forecast yet), even without crepuscular rays!

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