November Sunset

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton Taken through a car window, still looks cool.

Dynamic clouds over Dublin

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Nice.

Clouds along the highway

Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God. ~ Honore De Balzac I wish I had the photoshop skills (and the software!) to clear up the brightness differences from stitching this panorama together – the blues don’t change like that in real life. But the clouds were really fun this day.

Fall Sunset in Patterson

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal. ~ Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, perhaps most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia (worth reading). I’ve taken a couple other…

Rainbow Cloud

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.” ~ John Vance Cheney This cute little cloud sported a rainbow for us on the way to school the other morning.

Sunset over the Central Valley

“Sunsets  are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.” ~ John Lubbock Just another day out in the valley.  Ahh.

View out the sunroof – wire markers

Ampere was the Newton of Electricity. ~ James C. Maxwell  Every day on my ride home, I start the climb up the Altamont Pass, and if I look up through the open sunroof at the right moment, i see these little orangish balls on the high power lines. Of course, they are for aviators to see,…

A lost baby cloud

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock  My wife thinks that this cloud is cute.  Maybe it looks like a…

Perfect fluffy clouds over Livermore valley

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today. ~ Abraham Cowley  The clouds around here can be very nice, though not as dramatic as those I've seen around Florida. Enjoy.  

Open sky

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. ~ Thomas Merton  Just…

Black hole sun

When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~ Ronald Reagan This is a closeup of yesterday’s panorama. Enjoy.  

Beams of light

   “Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~ Mother Teresa  More clouds and land.  I have photographed this location before, it’s on my ride home along Hwy 5 between Tracy and Patterson. Here’s a few slightly enhanced versions also, as well as the last which is bigger.

Rainbows and butterflies

"In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies." ~ Katie from Horton Hears a Who Not a robust rainbow, but the sun shining through onto the fields made for a nice view on my drive home yesterday.  The version below is just larger.  Enjoy.

Altamont Train Trestle

“We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have ‘crossed bridges’ in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.” ~ Anonymous This train trestle (bridge) passes over Hwy 580E on my way home.  I took this pic by holding my camera out…

Angry clouds over the Altamont

Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it there. ~ Barbara Walters  A cube-mate here said that these pictures make it look like God is about to…

More panorama experiments – still not good enough

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” ~  Ernst Haas (1921 – 1986) Austrian photographer and artist This location is actually one that Larry suggested I photograph – it’s a strange assemblage of little hills that look a bit…

Storms make nice skies

 "A storm in a cream bowl." ~ James Butler, first Duke of Ormonde  Spring is here in California, but the rain storms of winter (that's how it works here) are still rolling through. But winter is vanquished!  Thank God for spring.  Here's a couple shots near Hwy 580 and Patterson Pass Road (seen in second…