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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Clouds Rolling In Over Clear Lake

The weather on Mt Hood can be unpredictable. On the west side facing Portland, it is usually colder and wetter. This weekend was much like that. However, we stayed on the east side, where it was warm and blue skies for the majority of the time. This photo is the exception. On Friday night right before dusk, a huge cloud bank rolled over the mountain and settled in the valley we were camping in. We expected rain. But it never happened. It just continued to blow by and by the time it was dark, things were much more clear. The next day was warm and the blue sky was back!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

JoJo Said:

What a beautiful photo!!! Yes, the weather up here is very unpredictable. Something I have tried to impress upon out of town travelers who think taking off on a hiking trail at the base of Rainier at 3 pm is a good idea. lol

minoesjka said...

Wow, what a dark sky! but this one I like!! Beautyful picture.

EG Wow said...

How cool that the gloomy clouds happened at night and were gone the next day!

Liz said...

Beautiful shot! It looked like heavy rain is coming. It's good to hear that it didn't.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

whatandysees said...

Hi Sarah,

Dark forboding skies are fine at night, blue sky in the morning great!..... your shot has a moody charcter, thanks for sharing!....:)

Sylvia K said...

Dark, dramatic skies and what a great capture! Love the path of light across the water! Glad you had some good weather! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Tricia said...

WoW! Very dramatic & absolutely GORGEOUS! =)

VALKYRIEN said...

Dark and mysterious, som bad weather coming your way - great shot!

JayLeigh said...

Such a beautiful picture! The contrasting darkness and light and the reflection on the water... just gorgeous!

Kim, USA said...

This is beautiful!!

SWF

Karen said...

Beautifully dramatic!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

happy SWF


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Rcel said...

Looks a bit scary to me! But I absolutely love the beauty and the drama it creates! :)

I hope you can visit and see my MARVELOUS MOON captures and be amazed yourself! Have a great weekend!

LauraX said...

love this...a beautiful moment to treasure.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a gorgeous shot of the sky, with the reflection on the lake.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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