San Francisco Skies, 27 January – 6 February, 2015.

Standard

Good Evening:

We won’t receive enough, but the recent spate of rain that has Northern California has done some good. We’ll take anything that relieves the current drought even a little, and if you like to take pictures, the skies have become diversely splendid and splendidly diverse.

Starting with an oddity, this 27 January shot shows an atmospheric phenomenon I’ve never seen before.

27 January 2015.

27 January 2015.

Is that a sun pillar?

We’ve had quite a few spectacular cloud formations passing over the Civic Center. Here is a pair of classic “herd of sheep” formations, both taken within a minute of each other. The second one uses the sun’s placement to create a silhouette of City Hall.

San Francisco Civic Center, 2 February 2015, 5:05 p.m.

San Francisco Civic Center, 2 February 2015, 5:05 p.m.

San Francisco City Hall, 2 February 2015, 5:06 p.m.

San Francisco City Hall, 2 February 2015, 5:06 p.m.

And this–well, this represents the typical pile of cloud formations you see when multiple systems collide over the Bay Area.

San Francisco City Hall, 5 February 2015, 1:17 p.m.

San Francisco City Hall, 5 February 2015, 1:17 p.m.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission HQ has a glass awning over its Redwood Alley entrance. A vertical shot taken through the glass after Friday’s rains.

Redwood Alley, San Francisco, 6 February 2015.

Redwood Alley, San Francisco, 6 February 2015.

We have had a few great sunrises as well, but this one contains an unpleasant surprise.

Sunrise, San Francisco, 5 February 2015.

Sunrise, San Francisco, 5 February 2015.

Can’t see it? A closeup:

DSC_0004

Sad to say, that is a pillar of smoke; someone’s day began with a house fire. Firefighters put it out quickly, so we have reason to hope that the repairs won’t take too long, and the residents won’t lose their place.

Vonn Scott Bair

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s