The theme for this week is CLOUDS and believe me, I've seen far too many of them lately. We had a terrible spring this year but finally, summer arrived with clear blue skies and the odd fluffy cumulus cloud, like those at the left. Unfortunately, the last few days have been overcast, windy, and cool. So I really didn't want to even think about clouds, but when I started going through my photo gallery, I discovered that I did indeed have a few that might work for today.
Here we have sunrise in Naples mid-November 2006 around 7:30 am. The sun was just coming up over the mountains and gave a sort of eerie look to the clouds. They seem to be ringed in light.
This is a typical late fall day in my neighbourhood. I took this shot last November at Steveston. All the fishing boats were in dock and although it was an overcast day, you can still see the reflection of the clouds and boats in the water.
Here are some storm clouds that started to come in one day while I was out walking on the dyke last November. It had been a beautiful sunny day when all of a sudden these black menacing clouds swiftly moved over the area. I was glad to catch the sun still trying to shine through the darkness before I quickly turned to head home before the rain hit.
And finally, this past Tuesday I was in Victoria to visit a friend. It was the first day we'd had rain after three solid weeks of hot summer weather. It stopped raining later in the day so we went down to the city's Fisherman's Wharf and strolled the boardwalk. All the fishing boats are in dock now, even though they should be out fishing for salmon, due to the collapse of salmon populations.
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