Thursday, July 30, 2009
A Day in the Life
Fair weather cumulus clouds grace this picture for Skywatch Friday. It marks the end of July and the warm weather the Northwest and Bend, Oregon, has been experiencing. The following days will bring increasing moisture and the chance of such clouds building into thunderheads. With that comes lightning and extreme fire danger and the inevitable blaze. Yet nature shows such resiliency. At first there are small grasses, followed by madrone, and then up pop the small pine trees as seen above. This picture shows both serenity and vitality in balance.