Fire season has begun in Calaveras. This shot is sunset in Murphy’s through smoke generated by the Mountain Ranch fire. Other than minor cropping, photos are “straight out of the camera”.
We’ve been under a Fire Weather Watch from the National Weather Service: a storm with “… the possibility of dry lightning and gusty outflow winds in dry fuels warrant the issuance of the fire weather watch…” Well, that storm didn’t drop water, but did bring wailing winds and sparks of lightning with thunderous claps that sent the cats skittering from their perch for cover. It also brought welcome clouds to shield the hot afternoon glare and color our sunsets.
Was odd weather. Blazingly clear days, then growing darkness and whipping wind gusts – each one followed by periods of silence and eerie stillness. Other than the power playing peek a boo, it was a storm worth enjoying. The distinctive fresh scent of a summer storm is a rarity for Californians.
Pop on over to Sundays in My City at Unknown mami to see what others have them been up to in their neck of the woods.