|Yep, rain's in our forecast|
I feel sorry for the kids who will be out on Saturday in their Halloween outfits, unless they are planning to wear some cute rainproof ones. There is a small chance that most of the rain will come in the morning on Saturday and they'll only have to deal with showers for trick-or-treat. But it's gonna be wet. This also means my Thursday hike will be damp, as well as my Saturday morning walk with the ladies. We had such a wonderful day last Thursday I guess I'll pay my weather dues this week instead.
Several of my blogging friends have been putting pictures of amazing fall colors on their blogs, so when I saw this flaming red bush this morning, I snapped it with my iPhone. You can see the angle of the sun over there on the right, and it wasn't much before noon when I snapped it. I rummaged around on this totally cool website
, plugged in Bellingham's October 2015 sunrise and sunset data, and found that at solar noon up here in the Northwest the sun is at 28 degrees above the horizon! And that's not all: in December when we have our shortest days and longest nights, the sun only climbs to 18 degrees! No wonder it always seems like the sun is in my eyes at this time of the year.
And one more thing of note: today I learned that my favorite outdoor store, REI, will close for Black Friday
, giving their employees a four-day holiday and forgoing the hoopla surrounding the day after Thanksgiving. I was so pleased to see that the almighty dollar is not the only value some stores cherish! Yay!
I read that about REI, as well. Kudos to them!!!ReplyDelete
18 degrees.. wow. I've never thought about it with those stats in mind.
Since I do a lot of portrait photography in the fall, it's very noticeable to me the change in the angle of the sun. (since I mainly try to work with the evening angles of light) So different from late August to October.
I ues Weather Underground all the time to let me know what to expect weather wise. Looks like we'll have about a 50% chance of a wet soccer match Wednesday evening, and wet kid's soccer matches on Saturday, before maybe lucking out for trick-or-treats.ReplyDelete
It's rain gear season.
well, enjoy the rains for their healing. :)ReplyDelete
Although I love Autumn and all its hues, I do not enjoy the lack of daylight hours. I have fewer daylight hours for walking which also means less light for photography. Maybe the forecast will be wrong and you will have a dry walk this Thursday. Let's hope so anyway.ReplyDelete
Although it's a bummer for the kids on Halloween, I am happy to see the rain. We really need some moisture! And bravo to REI for closing on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. They are right - instead of shopping we should all be out enjoying the great outdoors.ReplyDelete
Rain comes with the territory. Expect rain in Bellingham. We are much drier.ReplyDelete
You captured a really nice photo of a Burning Bush! I don't mind rain it is the frozen stuff that I hate:(ReplyDelete
I too was happy to hear that REI is taking Black Friday off. Good for them.ReplyDelete
I read about REI and applaud them! Our local Apple store also closes on Black Friday and the mall fines them $1000 for doing so. I mean, c'mon, really?! I've never shopped on a BF and never will. What madness.ReplyDelete
Love the burning bush.ReplyDelete
Hooray for a firm who puts their employees before the mighty dollar. I wish there were more of them.
That's a beautiful bush. Red is my favorite color.ReplyDelete
Last year, I shopped on Black Friday for the first time and hated it. I'll never do that again.
I like rain too... except for the flash flooding thing. And as for Black Friday, there's no way I have ever or would ever do that... not into crowds.ReplyDelete
Lovely photo. I am loving the reds this fall. They seem to be hanging around longer than the golds here.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure how I feel about REI. I am afraid if others follow suit, they will deeply affect the small business owners who rely on Small Business Saturday. The big box stores can make moves such as these and not be hurt, but there is a trickle down and it could really hurt small businesses.
That is an absolutely gorgeous burning bush!ReplyDelete
I sure hope other stores will follow suit. Yes--kudos to them!! :)
I love REI and have even more respect for them now that I hear they are being thoughtful of their employees. I'm truly loving all the fall colors in Illinois and Pennsylvania. I'll be leaving for home now though. Time has just flown by.ReplyDelete