Tuesday, December 31, 2013

At Last, A Sunset

Last night, for the first time in weeks, we finally had an actual sunset, and it was spectacular.  Made even more so by the fact that it had been so long since we've had one.  And, for a brief moment, we even had a sunrise this morning, but I wasn't fast enough grabbing the camera to catch it.
 
When even the native Oregonians are complaining, you know it's bad this year.  As we all say, we can take the grey and cold so long as there is actual precipitation falling from the grey.  And closing out one of the driest years on record isn't a fun way to be in the grey, cold and fog.  All of us, ranchers and farmers alike, are getting very, very nervous.  Another bad pasture/grass year would not be good.  Everything may be damp, but by now it should be muddy and wet.  That might be a pain, but it also means that good grass and pasture is on the way.  Right now, the ground is as hard as it is in midsummer, just after it has dried enough with the end of the rains to be worked, and that's not good.  Not now.
 
So, if you're having too much rain, and not in need of it, please do send it our way.  We would greatly appreciate it.
 
In the meantime, click on the first pix and enjoy the show.  I shot these last yesterday evening with the little Canon S110, on Auto and handheld.  Pretty impressive, actually, given the very low light conditions in the lower half of the pictures
 
 





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