Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sunrise Long Reach

It was time to practise what I preach. At 6:30 am I was out standing (so to speak) on the granite outcrop that pokes into Jim Day Rapids. This is the view looking southeasterly across the whirl pool formed a long time ago water really gushed through the waterway. The sun rising to the left cast a faint yellow-rose colour to the cirrostratus. "Cirrostratus coming at us" meant a storm was approaching but it would be a while before it arrived with precipitation. This is the same system that threatened tornadoes of mass destruction to the American Midwest. Weather is important!
I always enjoy the way that the light filters through the trees. Ruffed grouse, pileated woodpecker, barred owls and a host of other creatures provided the sound track. There were no biting insects!

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