Posts Tagged With: clouds

Leading edge


Rain clouds scuttling along the treetops form the leading edge of an incoming storm at sunset.

Weather forecasters are warning a real storm is due to hit Southern California in the wee hours of Friday morning.

I hope they are right this time, So Cal could sure use the rain.


These three little fellows are running South before the wind!

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ABC Wednesday In Your Garage

In keeping with my Garage and Garden theme I am sharing some vintage Cars I had the pleasure of seeing at The Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona California last weekend.

Which would you like in your garage?

IMG_0315A Copper and Cream Chevrolet Wagon perhaps?

IMG_0311Maybe a little something Chopped?

IMG_0350Or a Custom Crimson Cadillac?

IMG_0310I Choose a Cool Chevy to Cruise on a Cloudy So Cal afternoon.

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Playing out front on Skywatch Friday

I was about to skip this week on Skywatch, not much to see of note here this week.


This afternoon we were all playing out front, neighbors,dogs and kids (we were supposed to be getting ready for a garage sale) when the sky turned beautiful, layered with dark and light wispy clouds in the warm air at sunset.

I noticed when I wrote this that some of us have started using the phrase “Playing out front” in the same casual way we did as kids.

As the weather warms slowly this Spring I encourage you all to take a moment to Play out front with whoever else can come out and play…may that moment turn into hours.

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ABC Wednesday Gray and Golden skywatch Friday

Just when I thought there was little to see at the end of a very busy Tuesday afternoon the entire color of the room changed.

Beams of Golden light lined the edges of Gray clouds that had rolled up from the Southeast. The soft. burnished Gold of the sinking sun infused a sky heavy with  potential  moisture of rain that never fell.

After the Golden Gray had fallen prey to approaching nightfall rich magenta hues rolled and roiled through the cloudy Southern California sunset.

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Skywatch Friday Humidity be gone!

Ppssstttttt, Autumn? You can come by early anytime this year and shoo away August ( she has not been a good guest!).

This is what 46% humidity looks like:

The pretty blue and clouds are a flimsy lie to cover the reality of dense,heavy air that does not move around and does not want you to either.

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Skywatch Friday Sunset in the Round

Last night Inland Southern California was treated to a sunset in the round. Words and photos do the real thing little justice but here they are for you to enjoy  with their compass points as titles.




Straight up




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Skywatch Friday In The Order They Were Received

Monday found Inland Southern California Hot and humid with coastal clouds washing in from the Pacific in the West and Monsoon rains and flooding to the East in the desert and mountain regions.

We had no rain here just light cloud cover and close sticky air.

At sunset the sky rewarded us for the long uncomfortable day with a cooling breeze and these quickly shifting clouds. The photos are in the order in which they appeared in the sky from early sunset to an almost full moon behind magenta tinged twilight.

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Skywatch Friday Far Away Thunder

ImageLate July thunderhead forming over the San Bernardino mountains. The result was hot sticky air in the valley below and fortunately that was all that resulted. Lightening strikes in the dry mountain brush are always a danger when Summer storms form but produce no rain. So far,so good with 3 more months of Fire season to go we have been very lucky this year in Southern California.


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Skywatch Friday Hot Seasonal Gifts

Yes folks we have the Hot Seasonal Gifts for July, nothing to buy at all!

Just make it through another  day in the high 90s with enough light cloud cover to feel close,still and uncomfortable outdoors and just tolerable indoors and you can be rewarded with these kinds of sunsets as a gift!

Summer has arrived in Southern California this week in it’s true form. We all go outside as little as possible during the peak heat hours (Noon-Six p.m.) scurrying from shade to shadow if we must go out. A close parking space to the store is not as valuable as a shady one these days so cars cruise the lots searching for the few spaces graced by spindly planter bound trees. There is no danger of birds dropping by as they have sought deeper shade hours ago themselves.

When the twilight arrives people come out to water their crispy lawns,kids still play in sprinklers and neighbors chat about the day just gone by while they catch a cool breeze.

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Skywatch Friday Sunny Windy Snowy

I had no good fresh photo for Skywatch this morning. I was going to skip a week.

Then I went to the Post Office and this was right in front of me!

We have had overcast sky with hours of rain and drizzle this week. The forecast thunder never made an appearance.

Today the wind returned to blow away the heavy clouds and reward us with our first view of snow this Winter!

The temperature is a brisk(For So Cal) 59f  in the middle of the afternoon,wind 10-15mph with gusts of up to 45mph.

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