Monday, January 18, 2010

Interlude between storms

About 1:30 pm the power went out. Well, we thought, why not go out and run errands now? We could get some lunch, too. We drove down the canyon road, through the mist and wind, and although the clouds were still glowering, the rain eased up.

We ran our errands - library books to return, buy some more flashlight batteries, pick up dry-cleaning. And as we headed back down the Coast Highway, suddenly the sky was bright. The wind was still high and cold, and the waves rolled in, and there were small clouds that scudded along the horizon.

This evening another storm is supposed to roll in. But for a brief interlude, the sun was brilliant, and so, suddenly, was the ocean.


cactus petunia said...

Gorgeous shot! Today, we too got a rare glimpse of sun.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I miss the Pacific Ocean. Somehow the Atlantic Ocean just doesn't measure up for this west coast gal.

M. Bouffant said...

Always the best after the rain has cleared the air.

Gilly said...

It looks like it is always like that - but then I saw the size of the waves and realised that is one angry sea!

But beautifjul!

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm glad you returned your library books. Nothing worse than a monstrous, crippling library fine.

Woman in a Window said...

It really was gorgeous. I like those times in between the adrenaline rush of storm. The calm, rests there in the belly of the moment.

Kate said...

Sometimes those (rare) moments when the sky clears out in the midst of a storm the brilliance gives off something (I can't put into words) that says, "this is temporary", part two is coming.

Beautiful shot.