Category Archives: The Sky

Eclipse

The solar eclipse path of totality crossed north of Colorado. In the Springs, it maxed out at 89%. Everyone on staff at CBS wandered out on the patio every so often to see the progress. Marilyn brought plates with screens … Continue reading

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Recent Sunsets

Most of the time when I walk after work in Monument, I cut through somebody’s yard and hike up the hill (about 300 feet of elevation gain) to Fairplay Road and walk along the ridge. I usually head out around … Continue reading

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Sky Show

It’s been hot in Colorado lately (although it really is true that the low humidity makes it much less miserable. Still, with the higher altitude and thinner air, the sun in intense. I’ve been walking later in the evening, which … Continue reading

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Monument Sunset

The sun is intense in Colorado. We’re a lot closer to the sky with a lot less atmosphere to block the rays. I’ve begun walking later in the evening, when it begins cooling off. (And it does cool off. Days … Continue reading

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Virga

Virga is rain hanging like a curtain under a cloud that evaporates before reaching the ground. We see it a lot in Colorado. This was one of the most extreme examples.

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And Now for the Weather

I took a walk after work on Wednesday. As the sun set, I could see a band of dark clouds moving east over the mountains. On Thursday morning, we woke up in the middle of a cloud, and it lasted … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

Sunset, January 18 Sunset, January 25 — I posted this next one on Facebook and asked, “Am I the only one who thinks tonight’s sky looks like Abe Lincoln exhaling?” Some people agreed, but a few thought it looked more … Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Move

Our lives at this time were complicated. Both of us were working—me from home and Sally on her usual schedule. I had a Skype meeting with Cynthia and Maddie. They made a point of showing me what it looked like … Continue reading

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Caught in the Storm

It was late on a Sunday afternoon. The temperatures all week had hovered in the mid-90s with miserable humidity. I’d managed to get in some early morning walks, but I’d also skipped several days. A storm had just passed through … Continue reading

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The Sky

Three sky shots from a recent road trip. The first two were taken in northern Indiana, the last on I-290 west of Chicago. I thought it was cool how the sun rays were slanting down from left to right and … Continue reading

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