Posts Tagged With: Sky

Hazy Los Angeles Sunset

Last week I went to dinner at an amazingly delicious establishment in Silverlake, Black Hogg. Thank you Ayleen for this wonderful dining experience!

We arrived a little too early so backtracked down Sunset a little to spend some time at Barnsdall Park and view the exterior of Hollyhock House.

Hollyhock House is a Frank Lloyd Wright creation atop a hill in East Hollywood and though it is lovely in it’s own right the views from the surrounding grounds are real showstoppers even on a hazy evening.


North: Griffith Park Observatory


Northwest: The Hollywood sign and comm towers


West: The city and her people

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Rivers of America

Night has fallen on Rivers of America at Disneyland and the Riverboat Mark Twain casts a sparkly reflection.


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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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Blue Moon Eve

Monday was one of those days the travel agents never speak about in Southern California. Online booking sites never show photos of this sort of day either.


This was a meltingly hot day in inland So Cal with the added bonus/penalty of light cloud cover by afternoon and high humidity.

People tried to remain ensconced inside well air conditioned buildings and homes, not so happy California cows mooed from their huddle under long rows of corrugated roofs sheltering them from the sun and those few of us who still use Swamp coolers dis the dance of strategically opening and closing windows and shades to direct air flow and not swelter in the added humidity of the cooler’s output.

The reward for dealing stoically with this kind of day (there is always a reward) was one of the most beautiful night skies of the season.


The air cooled right away after sunset and by moonrise all was well once more.


A nearly full True Blue Moon* played peek-a-boo with cotton ball clouds scudding across the inky sky.


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*A true blue moon is the third full moon of a four month season while a more common blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month.

The color of the moon has nothing to do with this timing, a blue color only happens after a volcanic eruption or forest fire large enough to send smoke high into the atmosphere thus turning our view of the full moon fuzzy and blueish.

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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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Blustery Skywatch Friday Men At Work

We had a forecast yesterday to prepare for wind,thunderstorms and heavy rain (up to 1/2 inch which causes woe and doom in So Cal!) so this crew was out thinning the weighty branches from some Eucalyptus trees before the “storm”. They made for great  entertainment from the post office across the street.

All that really arrived a few hours later were some pretty gusty winds and then eventually it rained very softly, a long drizzle really, overnight.

I am only pleased by the fact that this was after all a Winds-Day and it turned out to be a rather blustery day.

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