Monday, March 19, 2012

Just Sharing Some Photos of Our Latest Rain From Sunday, March 18, 2012

©2012 PK Hawk
These rainbow hues were actually plain to see with the naked eye, as the mist was reflecting all the colors
of a rainbow, with no definite rainbow in sight.  The mountain had a light dusting of snow, with some heavier areas.
By Monday all the visible snow on these peaks had already melted.

We have not been getting what is considered normal rainfall in California since the winter season of 2009-2010.  That winter we had plenty of rain for this area.  However, that was after a four year drought.  Since 2010, we have again been receiving less than optimal rainfall again.  Finally, this past weekend, we actually got a respectable amount of rain, and the higher peaks are finally covered with snow for the ski lifts and skiers for the first time since 2010.

©2012 PK Hawk
Rain, sleet and hail could not deter these fishermen.  I don't know if they actually caught any fish.
I have not yet been high enough to get any good shots of the mountains of Arrowhead, Mt. Baldy, and Mt. San Jacinto, but I do plan on getting nice photos within the next few days.

NOTE:  To see these photos enlarged, simply click on a photo, and the photo album will appear to   nearly full screen size.

©2012 PK Hawk
This photo was taken in the parking lot of an RV park on the opposite end of the lake from the previous photos.
This mountain is known as Saddleback Peak
In the meanwhile, I did get some shots of the lower mountains of the Angeles National Forest, otherwise known as the Ortega Mountains, and of the surrounding valley, between Corona and Temecula, California.
©2012 PK Hawk
Close up of peak with two birds of prey flying over

I went up to the Lookout Road House yesterday,  just before noon to take some photos of the distant snow covered peaks surrounding the valley where I live.  I was a bit disappointed by the high humidity which caused a lot of haze between this area and the mountains I wanted to photograph.

Such as they are, here are a few of the shots I did take.  I am hoping things will clear up before this weekend, when it is supposed to rain again.  From the reports, this rain may only be drizzles to possible light showers.

This is Mt. Baldy in a 6x zoom. Photo taken on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
©2012 PK Hawk

Mt. Baldy without zoom
©2012 PK Hawk

Arrowhead from Lookout Road House parking lot.
Notice the heavy haze.  It really affected the quality of this shot.
©2012 PK Hawk

I will get more photos if the haze clears.  If not, I won't show more photos with this bad air quality.

1 comment:

  1. I can never get enough of these photos and your wisdom and compassion too!