Friday, November 18, 2011
SkyWatch Friday: Here comes winter!
As promised in the snowy photos section of my last post, here are more photos of our skies as a front moved in late Monday afternoon, changing our weather from sunny temps in the mid-60ºs to 10ºF and snow. While the weather was still nice (though breezy) that afternoon, I took our dog Willow and climbed a neighboring hill whose summit offers dramatic views of the skies and the Big Horn Mountains...
Climbing the hill past the Trail End historic site
Stormy skies above the Kendrick Park elk & bison pasture
A crow makes a dash for it ahead of the storm
coming over the Big Horn Mountains
(I can see our old house on the mountainside from here!)
The setting sun peeks out from a hole in the clouds,
saying "see you in a couple of days!"
The view from here of the front looming over the mountains
was dramatic, exciting and eerie.
As the winds pick up, the temps drop, and the sun sets,
Willow pleads, "Mom, can we pleeeeeze go home now?"
You don't have to leave home at all! Just visit...
to gawk at more dramatic skies from your comfy chair!
By the way, we're currently in the midst of another winter storm, this one predicted to dump 8-12 inches of snow on us by tomorrow night! While we celebrate living in a cozy cottage in town with no ginormous deck to shovel or long driveway to plow, I'll also be out taking snowy landscape photos to post soon. :-)
Meanwhile, here's a little video I took from our front door at 4:30 this morning, when the only sound was of the creek...
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"