Today was a fantastic day. There were clouds, sun, rain, hail and the moon, almost full tonight.
We drove down country roads - up to Sumas, WA on the Canadian border and then to Everson and every place in between.
The clouds were thick and dark - the barns bright and beautiful against the sky
Rain in the distance - those hills are British Columbia, Canada. I fear that hay on the ground is going to get very wet.
Some sun breaks - but they don't last long as the clouds thicken
The silo tops shine against the dark clouds. Old barn and silos on the left - new red barn and very old silo on the right
And then the rain begins
And this is with the windshield wipers going at full speed.
In about 20 minutes the rain was gone - but not before it brought some strong hail with it. And the skies began to clear.
Puffy white clouds against a blue sky, and a field where the hay had recently been cut.
Did you know that the flat bottoms of the clouds are from warm columns of air pushing into the cold air above and clouds form atop the warm air columns. I like to think of the clouds as walking down steps across the countryside.
A field of very wet hay, now basking in the bright sunshine
A little barn, right in the middle of a small town - blue skies and puffy clouds behind it.
And then at home tonight the almost full moon.