Sunday, February 2, 2014

rainbow ~ 02/02/14 ~ at home

double rainbow from home
February 2, 2014

Yeah!  'Bout time.  Supposedly we had some precipitation on Thursday for a whopping total of 0.05".  I think we get more than that on a decently foggy summer's day.  And before that, the last time it rained was December 7, 2013 with 0.25", which got our butts out for a Fort Ord hike.  Crazy dry winter.  As I write this, it's slowly, but steadily continuing to sprinkle.  Yay!

ps - Our Monterey Bay view is quickly becoming obscured by trees! Compare this picture with one 5 years ago on December 15, 2008 and one 3 years ago on February 19, 2011.


Imperfect and Tense said...

Great news! Mucho happy for you :o)

Jennifer said...

So pretty. Just diving right in to the ocean!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Gorgeous rainbow! May have to don the dive gear to reach that pot o' gold though ;) Looks like you had the same amount of rain as we did on Thursday! NWS predicted 1/3-1/2" for us, so I was soooo disappointed. Thankfully, we did get close to half an inch yesterday. Still woefully behind, but crossing my fingers for more in the week ahead.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

The rainbows are taking on special significance this year. I hope to see many more in the coming months.

Clare, I worry about folks like you who live in the mountains with the fire danger. Big Sur didn't fare very well at Christmas. Hopefully the 1/2" we got on Sunday will help put a damper on it all.

John W. Wall said...

We have a nice neighbor who keeps his trees trimmed so our view out the back isn't obstructed. However, I could easily see Mt. Tam out the front window when we moved in, but trees now obscure everything but the eastern peak.

Jeannette said...

Our view of Mt. St. Helena , from all but one window, has become obscured in the seven years we were gone. Unfortunately the trees that fell into our garden from neighbors were not blocking our view...but we sure have more sunshine than we used to. Rain came for real for one day last week...and now we wait again.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Awesome! It's raining again.

John, that's great your neighbor is so accommodating. Ours is a city park, but trimming trees even on private property is such a big deal requiring posted permits. If we stay here long enough, eventually we'll be able to see underneath the Monterey pines.

Jeannette, for a second there I thought you wrote Mt. St. Helens.

I hope you both have pictures of the mountains you used to be able to see.