Category: Blue Sky

Sunsets and Clouds

Sunset without clouds to enhance it is unremarkable.  There is really not much to see but a ball of fire going down and dropping below the horizon.  Add some clouds and it is always a magnificent work of art.

When my daughter was a little girl, we lived in California and we used to go hang out on the Pacific Coast Highway to watch the sun set.  It was something, I think, we both enjoyed.  We knew it was time to leave and go home when we heard the “Sizzle” of the sun hitting the water.  I miss watching the sunset over the ocean.  

Mountain Shadows

One of my favorite things about Albuquerque and I guess all places with mountains …. is when the clouds make shadows on the mountains.  This is the Sandia Mountains and they border Albuquerque’s east side.  For the past few days the clouds have been doing a spectacular job of making shadows on the mountains. 

Tree Buds in January

Tree Buds in JanuaryIt’s only January. We had a few really warm beautiful days and now there’s buds on the Mulberry tree.  I have never seen this tree bud like this before March.  This tree tries to kill me every year so I am not looking forward to an early allergy season.