Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Keeping an eye peeled.

At last we've had a huge rainstorm with thunder and lightening, and it dropped the temperatures here twenty whole degrees!
I took a moment at 9 pm to step outside to catch the last bit of sunset after the storm, focusing across the valley and down about 5,000 feet to our state capitol.
We can see the capitol building all lit up if we stand in the middle of the street in front of our house.
Again, standing in the middle of the street and looking straight down the hill the valley floor. (One day I've GOT to take these pictures using a tripod and timer.)
The capitol is on the other side of the tree on the right.
After ten years of living on the flat sea level land in Texas, we find having such views to be enough to make us crazy enough to stand in the middle of the street to get our "view" fix. Luckily, we do live on a pretty quiet street....
Overhead the lightening was still flashing and the clouds were glowing with the sunset's rosy hues.
The sky will be clearing: I will set my alarm for 4 am and take a peek outside. I'm not ready to give up on this Northern Lights possibility quite yet!


Lovella ♥ said...

oh it is showering here tonight. I am happy for the rain since it is the first we've had in a month. .but I don't think there is much point in setting the alarm to see the lights. I hope your morning goes exactly as you hope.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful skies. We've had a little rain this morning and we're warm here so I'm expecting some humidity today. Hope you saw something interesting in the sky...

Judy said...

Hmmm...I have a sunset photo of SLC taken from much the same spot!