I’ll keep this one short, as I have much to do right now, but I did want to post this sunrise before things moved on much further. Saturday morning had a grand performance in the sky over Mount Shasta. It wasn’t quite a lenticular but some of the clouds did seem to display “lenticulish” qualities to them. There certainly was a lot of meteorological pyrotechnics!
Seeing where the clouds were, it seemed a perspective from the northeast was best so I headed to one of my favorite morning perches. This time of year the sunrises don’t hit much of the visible part of the mountain like they do towards the end of spring in summer. However, this was still a good perspective on the clouds, which just did not look that interesting from the other sides of the mountain. From here however, when looking south, it was quite impressive.
When the sun began its journey to the horizon, the clouds quickly caught fire and exploded over the mountain. The way they waved and streaked, I thought it was reminiscent of the aurora borealis but since I was looking south, I reckoned it to be more akin to the aurora australis.
I made sure to capture plenty of images in order to make a time lapse. I think it worked out quite nicely! Later in the day, I took the boy scouts on a hike from Truchas Ridge, heading out into some rarely-traveled terrain. It was sunny and warm and a great time was had by all. Now we have a few more days of sun but precipitation in coming back onto the forecast!