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Evening. December 16, 2009

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Gray, dense, still.

A late afternoon sun barely penetrates the thick clouds:

…while weeds wait for twilight:

December is often gray in these parts.

I’m looking forward to Solstice.

Fire In The Sky! October 27, 2008

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It was a gray day today, leaden even, and damp, with only the most occasional thinning of clouds revealing a backdrop of blue.

On the ride home it was apparent that it had already rained in places:

…and my Shutter Finger started to twitch when an errant sliver of sunlight illuminated a field off to my left.

“What if,” I thought, “it opens up a bit more as sunset approaches?”

So I hung a left and climbed a steep dirt single-track to a high meadow I know, and waited.

Parked and watching, it became clear that he pewter sky was constructed of layers moving in opposite directions, and that the lower gray level was indeed thinning, revealing a sea of flaming cirrus clouds:

And for about two minutes as the sun disappeared, the sky was a riot:

Namaste.

Winds Of Change. October 21, 2008

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The hard freezes of this past weekend presaged a transition in the weather, from the chill nights and warm days of September to the damp, bone-chilling fare of November, by way of these few fleeting weeks of October.

Today a cold rain blew through, treating us Northeasterners to gun-gray skies incongruously offset by the remaining leaves, illuminated as they were by itinerant bands of sunlight:

Half the leaves have headed for the coast, and the corn is in the silo, revealing a soon-to-be-busy snow fence:

Whether by prescience or procrastination, it stands ready to serve.

Soon, My Friends.