Clouds speed past Mount Shasta as the morning light highlights the mountains western ridges.
I don’t have much to say with this post, other than to express my gladness that we have returned to the season when nearly any sunrise where the mountain is visible features some spectacular spectacle. It could be clouds racing past the mountain, the low light reflecting on the icy slopes, fresh snow blowing off the high points or unusual cloud formations. The short days mean easy access to sunrise and sunset. It is great time for enjoying the mountain from afar, provided no storm clouds obscure it.
This morning I took my son down to Lake Siskiyou, where the 25 degrees felt a lot colder than it was. I was disappointed that the lake was not still but the clouds made for interesting close ups on the upper reaches of the Mount Shasta (I really need a better zoom lens!). Most of the places to the north were blocked by clouds and further east also looked to be clouded in. Despite the lack of reflection, this seemed like a good option. That turned out to be the case and the low trajectory of the sun meant the color lingered for far longer than it normally does. My son, of course, was busy chunking the clay on the receded shoreline, more interested in the mess he was making than the grandeur around him.
There is a lot more precipitation coming soon. Enjoy the clear sky and white mountain while you can!