November’s first rains start the season I call Clouds and Light. After months of brilliant blue, sunny skies, the weather and wildlife are the stars of the show… The garden is buttoned up, the last of the garden’s produce picked and there is a rest for the gardener, finally. With the Peckinpah Ridge as the background to our little world and two sets of large sliding doors looking out, I literally have a window onto this world of mine and,… bring it on, Mother Nature,….I am ready!
Autumn sky show
Early morning sunrise
Fast moving fog from the Central Valley can fill can cover the mountain completely in minutes
The mountain ‘disappears’ in the sudden fog
A layer of wispy clouds settle in on the pines
Even with a dusting of snow, the sun shines bright and the wind blows the clouds away over the mountain
Painterly light, ever changing….
Rainy days create wisps of cloud that hang over the waterfall, now filled with white water
Late afternoon sun ‘spotlight’ allows you to see every branch on the pines across the valley
Even late on stormy afternoons, an orange sun beam focuses on the mountain as if from a burning glass