Rainbows Lightning Sunset

 

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Intense storm front came through this evening. Temperature dropped 25 degrees in just a few minutes. Ten miles west of here, the same storm dropped hail the size of half dollars.

It passed quickly. Behind it the clouds broke up just as the sun was going down. For a while there was a double rainbow, lightning, and a sunset all in the same sky. Lightning actually shooting through the rainbow. Amazing.

Didn’t have my camera with me, jut grabbed a little with the phone. I really should just keep a good camera with me all the time.

 

New York in 1911

Some extraordinarily well-preserved film footage shot of New York city in 1911.

 

 

The most striking thing is that the broad avenues and boulevards are filled with pedestrians. This is not one of those rare festival days when they shut down the streets for people to use – this is normal, every day. The streets were made for walking. Horse carts, cars, and trolleys all share the road. All move at a walking pace, which is why it works.

Also, the windows of the skyscrapers are open. There is no air conditioning in 1911. People live in apartments on the upper floors, with the windows thrown open to the breeze and the sky.

But umbrellas have not changed in over 100 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Patterns ~ Robins Return to Holly Road

The end of every January, flocks of robins stop at this holly tree on their way back north. They start at the top and work their way down, eating every berry until the tree is bare. Then they move on.

 

Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon | Colossal

Although rare, full cloud inversions are something we know well here, covering the same phenomena over the last few years both here and here. This particular timelapse video by filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic captures how beautifully the descending clouds imitate waves when trapped within the Grand Can

Source: Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon | Colossal 

 

SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Peonies, Rescued from the Rain

Scottsville, Virginia

 

So much rain, so fast and so long. First the small streams overflow backroads and bridges, now the big river is much bigger, spilling over the banks.

And cold. We have a fire in the stove again

Mirrors: an Australian Salt Flat Lake

Since 2003, Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has made at least twenty journeys to the center of Lake Eyre, a desert lake with an extremely high concentration of salt. Fredericks drags all of his equipment out into the barren landscape, capturing the dramatic sky reflected in both the inch-d

Source: Saltscapes: Mirrors Reflect the Sky in an Australian Salt Flat Lake | Colossal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ‘Vanity’ Series from Murray Fredericks on Vimeo.

 

 

Resist

Madison County, Virginia

 

The resistance is strong here. Sometimes where you’d least expect it, in the rural south.

On the way home from work, meeting up with friends for a Decompression Session at a tiny brewery in a barn nearby.

A good way to end the week.

 

Madison County, Virginia