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We’ve got plenty of sky in San Diego and on a good day, it looks as blue as this.
OK, let me clarify my previous statement. The sky tends to be this blue inland, while the sky by the coast is often covered by some haze, the marine layer or some thick clouds. That’s why Denver in Colorado technically gets a lot more sunny days than the city of San Diego. But you just have to drive 10 or 15 miles inland, and the weather is beautiful most of the year.
The sky is even bluer in the mountains of Southern California, where the air is cleaner.
Of course, we do get some clouds once in a while. I often call them “a waste of clouds” because they don’t bring any rain and just cover the sky with gray layers. Big white puffy clouds like these are rare to spot in the sky and these are my favorite days.
Our summer sunrises and sunsets are quite boring, when the sky goes through a few colors with no wow moment. Winter is a different story, as the sun rays hit the sky and the clouds that are sometimes there at a different angle.
I haven’t had the chance to capture a sunset this past week, but many of them have looked like this one.
What color is the sky where you are?
Yeah…I agree. Winter does stimulate the skies somehow to produce amazing colors that seem to hold on a lot longer than summer sunsets.
Glad to see that the Idaho skies can be beautiful in the winter too!
Yeah, they have their moments. I used to think they didn’t compare to Vegas skies, but there have been enough surprises here that make them that much more spectacular when they happen.
You’ve got a lot of green on the ground to compensate for the possible lack of blue in the sky.
Love the first one. All great shots!
Thank you! It was fun to use the Sycamore leaves and branches as a foreground prop.
To say I’m jealous now would be an understatement. Gorgeous!
Haha, sorry, I didn’t mean to rub it in! Just use these photos on cloudy days, to feel better. We’re having a lot of clouds today, lots of them puffy and cool looking, but not a lot of blue in between.
It’s a lovely gray here, punctuated by more gray… 😉