Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sunbreak

I remember reading once that Inuits have 50 different words for snow; I'm not sure if this is true or not.  But I do know that weather forecasters in the Pacific Northwest have a lot of subtle variations in weather terminology.  Our local paper might call for rain, bit of rain, showers, or a shower.  And on any given day, it's likely that this forecast will be true...at least for a few minutes before it changes to something else.  But yesterday when I saw the forecast for heavy downpours, which is one I've never seen before, and with a likelihood of 100%, I decided to head back through the gorge to the orchards in the Hood River Valley for a particular photo I'm working on.  Halfway there, the rain stopped, and the sun tried to peek through the clouds for a few minutes.  This is also a photo I've been working on, but not one I was expecting to get yesterday.  Photography in the PNW is training me to be open to any weather possibility!  I did eventually make my way to the orchards, which I will share in the coming days.  And speaking of orchards, I have to say thank you for all the different comments on yesterday's hilly orchard post.  So many different regional variations and perspectives.  That's one of the things that makes blogging so fun!
Linking to Weekend Reflections

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

pure, misty beauty! lovely shot!!!

Gin G said...

Beautiful photo Melissa. Just a wonderful spot. But when you live in Washington and Oregon, I can see why the weather forecasters MUST come up with other words for rain. RAIN, RAIN, RAIN. But look how beautiful it makes everything? Hope the drought end soon.

Munir said...

Beautiful shot. Neat view. Thanks for sharing.

Giga said...

Well, the rain stopped for a while, because you could get a great picture. Regards.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful photo! Yep, the Gorge is truly an amazing place. And yes, you never know what the weather will bring. I drove down to the coast today, expecting heavy rain, and was pleasantly surprised when the sun came out for several hours.

ellen b. said...

Oh! What a gorgeous photo capture. I live in the PNW, too. Happy photo gathering to you...

handmade by amalia said...

Beautiful skies!
Amalia
xo

Audrey said...

Magnifique !

barbara l. hale said...

I just love your neck of the woods! This is a gorgeous pic!! Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Ida said...

Ah yes the fog and the clouds in the PNW make for fabulous photos like this one.