Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers

Morning Sky

The weather forecast gave the impression I'd stay dry if I finished my shopping by mid-afternoon. I got in my car, and although the sky was cloudy, it wasn't raining. That was at 10:55 AM.

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 10:55 AM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 


I drove to Atascadero, parked on Traffic Way and took a few photos. This is one that shows how green the hills are now. As you can see, the sky was blue looking northeast. 

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View from Traffic Way in Atascadero about 11:30 AM, ©  B. Radisavljevic

I walked around and took more pictures in the almost deserted Sunken Gardens.  It was windy, and you can see how the wind and earlier rain had combined to make the fountain spill over onto the surrounding area. 


Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Fountain at Sunken Gardens in  Atascadero about 11-45 AM, ©  B. Radisavljevic

After leaving the park I made my way to Smart and Final to shop. I was there by noon. By 1 PM I was back in my car, and there was still no rain. I headed to Trader Joe's in Templeton. I had planned to stop at Von's but it had started to rain hard by the time I drove the short distance there and the parking lot was full. I only needed one thing there and opted to skip it and go straight to Trader Joe's. It rained on and off all the way to Templeton. Fortunately when I got to Trader Joe's the rain had stopped and the sky was blue again. I left my hat in the car. 

Afternoon

That turned out to be a mistake. As I left Trader Joe's I could see the rain coming down as I reached the exit. My hat was in the car, so I tried to keep my glasses dry. As luck would have it, the rain became just a drizzle as I walked to my car. When I got home the rain had pretty much died down. I was able to unload the car without getting wet. At 4:30 I went to my front yard to take a picture, and this is how the sky looked then. 

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 4:30  PM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 


As the Sun Went Down

These photos were taken at 5:25 PM

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers


Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 5:25  PM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 



Sunset

These photos were taken from different angles at sunset. I show them in order. 

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 5:48  PM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 


Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 5:48  PM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 

Sky Journal of Day with Sporadic Showers
Sky View 2-18-17, Paso Robles, 5:48  PM, ©  B. Radisavljevic 

It was eerie to drive in and out of showers as I passed under storm clouds on my way home.  I'm grateful we've gotten more rain, but not enough to do much damage. Our friends in Northern and Southern California have had much more damage. 

I"m seriously thinking of getting one of these rain barrels to collect and save some of this water for the summer. 


How has your weather been this week? How has it affected you personally or those you know?



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