Really squirrely winds.There have been a couple of tornadoes, little ones, but as Rosy pointed out in her comments, we here in Southern California don't have any basements to go to for shelter. In addition, we have many, many mobile home parks. During a break in the storms Kay and I went down to the beach to see the waves. It was almost time for sunset, so we really went to town on the sunset pictures. This first one was taken before I turned the settings on my camera to 'sunset'.
What a difference that made to the photos! The waves were 10 -15 feet but down in San Diego, they had 25-30 foot waves.
Got him! Had a number of tries to catch a bird in the sunset and nearly gave up. They move too fast, but finally caught this one. Sometime I will do a post on dramatic skies, because we got some good shots for that category.
This was a good one of the sun shining on the water, but...
...I like the more subtle colorings of this one.
This is not snow. Some foolish newsman, while covering this storm asked if this frothy stuff was pollution. And the one being interviewed said yes! Obviously neither of them are used to stormy seas. This is spume! It blows off the waves and floats around the beach and cliffs. When we lived at Flamborough Head we often had this blowing all around the cliffs and lighthouse. Believe me our beautiful but cold, green waters off Flamborough were not polluted in my day.
The winds blew over our patio chairs and the rains flooded the path to the bird feeder.
So I spread handfuls of seed on the picnic table, (which remained upright) and whoosh! The birds came with a rush.
From what I can gather not too much damage was done in our area and I must say I like the break in routine. Needless to say, Kay was not as appreciative as I. She was hoping for more warm and sunny days. But she has another week, so may be we can squeeze out a day or two of sunshine.