2 09 2018

McKenna Peak and Temple Butte under stormy sky.

A little of those (dark clouds) led to a little bit of the wet stuff yesterday afternoon.

We love wet stuff. 🙂


Smoke ‘n spots

17 08 2018

Chipeta; Temple Butte and McKenna Peak

Always the prettiest things out there. 🙂


‘Be cautious with fire’

12 08 2018


Not much to say. … Terribly smoky. Many more people dealt with the smoke from the 416 and Burro fires – nearer to denser populated areas. Now smoke from other fires is blowing and settling in other places.

And there’s California …

None of it is good.

For a moment, a chance of rain appeared in our forecast for Friday. … Now there’s no trace of that chance.

Still, we hope.

(The blog post title came from a highway sign I saw yesterday that read: “Be cautious with fire and cigarettes.” Uh. … Really?!?!?! I have a much less polite way of thinking that people ought to be “cautious” with fires (!?) OR cigarettes (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!)

Grey in the morning, red in the evening

11 08 2018

Temple Butte, socked in by smoke

Temple Butte and McKenna Peak seen through the haze of dense smoke on Friday morning. This view is looking east, around 10:30 a.m.

Skywalker, smoky sunset

Skywalker grazes against a smoky sunset a little after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Colorful Temple

26 07 2018

Rainbow over Temple Butte

Only sprinkles over Spring Creek Basin, but we’ll take every one.

No-haze days

16 07 2018

Raven; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Raven on a hazy day not so long ago. We have gotten some drips and drizzles, and even with just a little moisture, our world feels the relief.

The view, usual

10 07 2018

Terra; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Terra, again, a couple of days after the below photo/post.

This photo illustrates our usual view: Sunshine in the basin and rain beyond the horizon (McKenna Peak and Temple Butte).

The clouds did eventually cover us that evening – it was the evening of the rainbow – and we got a teeny amount of raindrops. As evidenced by the swirly swish of that stunning tail, the wind preceded the rain by hours. 🙂