Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday Vignette: In the Pink

Rain has continued to fall at regular intervals here and the extended forecast shows the possibility of more into May, which would be extraordinary.  The most recent, relatively brief storm moved through on Sunday.  Monday was mostly clear and sunny, if still colder than normal, but afternoon clouds lit up the sky in pink as evening fell and I took the opportunity to grab a few photos.  Rather than let them land on the proverbial cutting room floor, I decided to post them as a Wednesday Vignette.

I may be deluding myself but it seemed that I could see a bit of snow on the mountains behind the thin veil of pink along the horizon

The Snow Supermoon could be seen rising to the right of the pine tree

The clouds visible on the southwest side of the house were particularly pretty even if the view was obscured by houses and foliage

The clouds visible to the west looked more ominous


For more Wednesday Vignettes, check in with Anna at Flutter & Hum.


All material © 2012-2019 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

17 comments:

  1. That color really changes the look of the entire scene and the garden. Hope the rain stays useful and not dangerous.

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    1. This is one weird winter but at least we haven't had any major disasters yet. Apparently, parts of LA, including Hollywood and Pasadena actually got touches of snow today, while other areas got hail. We got nothing this time around beyond the 0.03/inch of rain we received overnight. AccuWeather is still predicting a possible thunderstorm here as evening falls but it's not evident from looking at the sky.

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  2. Love the pinks, blues and silver grey oh and the moon.

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    1. When we actually have clouds instead of just smog we can get some pretty sunsets, Kim!

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  3. All of those colors in the sky are so pretty. I barely got to see the Super Snow Moon this year due to cloudy skies. You made an exciting picture with the moon in it.

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    1. I saw a photo of the Supermoon taken in NYC on a newscast - the moon was perfectly positioned between 2 skyscrapers and looked incredibly big. Our view didn't have that kind of drama.

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  4. Pretty skies. Glad you're getting rain. It makes everything grow and more beautiful.

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    1. I'm frankly surprised that we haven't seen signs of a spectacular spring here yet but it seems that the cold temperatures are keeping all the flowers huddled below ground. Our temperatures remain well below "normal" for this time of year.

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  5. Pretty skies! This year's precipitation might be one for the record books. Would that be a welcome change?

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    1. It doesn't look like we're going to make the record books this year, Eliza. The El Nino winter of 2016-17 delivered almost 24 inches of rain and our current total is sitting just under 16 inches in my location. (Other areas of SoCal have received significantly more.) This year's El Nino is only now in place and is expected to be too weak to make a monumental difference but even modest showers off and on through mid-May would be helpful.

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  6. Gorgeous skies from your eagle's nest view. Those clouds are so dramatic! Also, so glad to hear you're getting rain on a seemingly continuous basis. Even if it hasn't broken any records - yet.

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    1. The rain that was in the long-term forecasts seems to be disappearing but then, the further out the forecasts are, the more fluid they seem to be (no pun intended). In the near term, we're now expecting temperatures in the 70s next week, which I'll enjoy, although I do hope the rain comes back in a couple of weeks.

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  7. I read that LA had snow and I wondered if you had a snow covered garden - that would be an unusual sight.

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    1. The scattered snow reports in Los Angeles County were all over the news here, Christina, but we didn't get anything beyond 0.03/inch of rain in my location.

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  8. What a gorgeous sun & sky! You have the best views... We did get some snow, although it didn't stick on the desert floor.

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    1. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get hail here (which has happened once) and I was annoyed that we got spit instead of rain. At least you had the excitement of snow even if it didn't stick.

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