• The season of clouds and light

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Fall, Sierra Foothills

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    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

    Clouds break

    Clouds break

     

    Early morning sunrise

    Early morning sunrise

    Fast moving fog from the Central Valley can fill can cover the mountain completely in minutes

    Fast moving fog from the Central Valley can fill can cover the mountain completely in minutes

     

    The mountain 'disappears' in the sudden fog

    The mountain ‘disappears’ in the sudden fog

     

    Wispy clouds settle on the pines

    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

    Even with a dusting of snow, the sun shines bright and the wind blows the clouds away over the mountain

     

    Painterly light, ever changing....

    Painterly light, ever changing….

     

    Rainy days create wisps of cloud that hang over the waterfall, now filled with white water

    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

    Late afternoon sun ‘spotlight’ allows you to see every branch on the pines across the valley

     

    Even on stormy days, an orange sun beam focuses on the mountain as if from a burning glass

    Even late on stormy afternoons, an orange sun beam focuses on the mountain as if from a burning glass

     

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.