Posted on June 22, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 11 Comments
My daughter demanded I go out and take pictures of the sunset tonight. It was a good call:
Here’s a closeup of those backlit clouds with hot crepuscular action:
Also, not a sunset, but off to the side, your ominous red clouds for the day:
And finally, unrelated to sunsets but still darn cute, here’s Zeus lurking in the ground cover:
This concludes this evening’s sunsettery. Thank you for your attention.
Man, I miss the sky out there. The midwestern sky has depth. It has subtlety. It has moods, if you will. We don’t get that out here.
Thanks for sharing your totally awesome sky.
Athena has good taste.
OTOH, I’m sure the kitty would have something to say about the joker that put the new banner graphic across the top of the site :) :) :) :)
That is beautiful. Majestic sky.
In The Tome of Things that Sound Dirty But Really Aren’t (Except to Geeks), “hot crepuscular action” is…well, in the Hs.
The girl, she has a good eye. Maybe you should let Athena take the shots next time, John. :D
Bob Arnson @ 4:
It’s right up there with complimenting a girl by referring to her as “spathic”.
It always strikes me as odd that something as gorgeous as volume light-shafts have such an ugly name. And if I’m being really geeky, I should point out that those pics are actually of anticrepuscular rays, as they shine out the top – normal crepuscular rays are where the sun’s above, shining through a break in the overcast.
I shall now go and alphabetise my sock-drawer.
O Great Scalzi, note the results you have wrought by posting pictures of Mighty Lopsided Cat and TempCat Zeus in recent days.
MarkHB @ 6 has been returned to lucidity.
This stands in sharp contrast to his babblings during the Dark Time when you were posting endless drivel about foul Anteater-Things.
The Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club predicted this and as a reward, we expect this trend to continue indefinitely into the future.
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
Nice sunset. I think Zeus is saying, “I’m stalkin’ here!” a la Ratso Rizzo.
Difference Between a Girl Without Pre-Frontal Lobes and a Girl With Pre-Frontal Lobes
Example #1. A Glorious Sunset
Without: That’s nice.
With: Dad! Come look! Come look! You gotta see this! Bring the camera! Hurry! It’s going away! Come on!
Very nice sunsets. We likesss them muchly.
I just re-read The Last Colony, and now the line “You have beautiful sunsets” by General Gau is stuck in my head. So, with apologies, here you go:
Ominous red clouds? Red sky at morning, sailor take warning; red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Those are good red clouds, unless you’re crazy and up taking sunrise photos.