Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winter in California

Cloud watching is one of my favorite things to do. The confirmation of the clouds, their translucency or density, how they move with the air currents and play with the sunlight. These images are along highway 5 heading through the San Joaquin Valley on Christmas Eve day. The rain had stopped and the weather was icy cold - okay for California anything below 50 is icy. In spite of the previous rainstorms of the night before, the air was very dry. So much as changed due to global warming. Sigh.Capturing all this on camera is was fun and challenging in a moving car. However, one of the 'hobbies' I have picked up is photography - not for the sake of the taking a picture for art sake but recording my surroundings - it is the naturalist in me after all I was a science teacher for 18 years. In any case, I am trying to learn how to use my digital point and shoot for more than just pointing and shooting. The next step is learning how to massage the images on the computer? Although, I do prefer to draw and paint to computer manipulation, so we shall see.

Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
E. B. White (1899 - 1985)


  1. Welcome to the Blogosphere, Angela! Your going to meet so many wonderful people online.

    Years ago, I asked someone what she would choose to come back as, if she was reincarnated as anything but a human being. She said, the sky. I loved that answer.

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog! What an interesting choice to come back as the sky. Mmmm...I think that I would want to come back as the either the sky or ocean - that would be a hard pick for me. More than likely the ocean - who loves to look at the sky? Thanks again.

  3. welcome to the world of blogging Angela,
    your images and words are lovely!