Tag Archives: rain

Rainy Day Ravens

2 Mar

P1190012

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Sky Watch – The First Storm

6 Nov

Skywatch

Leaden gray
Vital, life-giving rain
Nourishing plants and souls

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Rainy Day Ravens

27 Jan

Ravens staying dry

Ravens staying out of the rain, 1/25/2008

As regular readers of my blog know, I have a love/hate relationship with Ravens. Okay, that isn’t really true — I just plain love them but they are totally disrespectful of my camera. In the past, they have posed for me beautifully. This year, slowly reaching for my camera and turning it on assures that I will be treated to a a picture empty of ravens as they fly away. I swear I can hear them laughing at me as they do it. My kids now call them “Rotten Ravens” because of this habit.

However, Ravens are really smart and Friday morning when it had rained hard for the entire previous day. This pair was in a dry spot and didn’t want to move. They were annoyed by my snapping pictures but not enough to leave or anything. Smart cookies!

It was dark enough with the rain that I had to use flash. I love that I got eye shine on all of them. Ravens don’t usually have yellow glowing eyes but it adds a certain something, doesn’t it?

Storm Watch, part deux

25 Jan

Boulder Creek, 1/25/2006, 4pm

4pm, 1/25/2008
3.54in in last 24 hours
13.31 total inches for year

30pm, 1/25/2008, +0.24 in

5:30pm, 1/25/2008
+.24 in.

Between the storms

9:30 am, 1/26/2008
+1.9″ (but no rain for a couple of hours)

See why we relax when the rain stops even for a bit?  We’re near the top of the creek, so the levels go down QUICKLY!  The rains are due to start up again tonight but hopefully it won’t be as intense.  It’s fun living in the mountains!  

For comparison, go look at Storm Watch, part uno 🙂

Note: At 4pm on 1/25, the creek is as high as it got in the last storm. The rain is still coming. This is the kind of storm we dread — tons and tons of rain, with wind when the ground is already saturated. The trees are coming down, folks! Think good thoughts! (We’ll be fine here but we may have trouble driving around by tomorrow!)