Yesterday we got that lovely break in the weather about noon, so I suggested we go down to the dyke. It was mostly because I had wanted to see how high the water was there. Well it was flooded, as usually you can barely even see the creek at this point, as it is just a narrow channel over to the left, well down below the banks. But since no houses and very little property was affected, the flooding really was minor.
Of course by the time we got there the next system was rolling in. I don't mind this weather so much though. The clouds are much higher, there is some variety, it's not so oppressive as the previous two days.
It did eventually rain again, but not for the whole walk.
Towards the end it was clearing again, and the sky was breaking up.
This is the dogs swimming hole. The water is at least 3 or 4 feet higher than normal, and really moving fast through there. See that wave on the left of the pilings? Normally this is a nice quiet pool with a gravel beach on the right.
Calli and Luna look like they are waiting to see if we are going to stop, but thankfully none of the dogs seemed interested in venturing into the water.
I got frustrated trying to take pictures of the blue patches of sky. Well either I could get the sky and the landscape was dark, or the landscape was okay and the sky was bleached out. I suppose it didn't help that I was looking south.
Can it be done?
So I gave up and just made the trees a silhouette.
A little towelling off before heading home.
And a bit of a self portrait in the reflection of the truck window.
Kind of interesting how it turned out, as it is a tinted window, and I certainly didn't look this bright to me when I was taking this photo.
All this picture taking with glass involved just points out to me another window that needs cleaning.
I think that bird poop is on the window, not my jacket.
I end up using the view finder most of the time, and not the back display, because to see the display properly I would need to put on my reading glasses.