Thursday, April 23, 2015

Waves of an Ocean

Possible big storms on the horizon. Sometimes the turbulence makes the sky look like an ocean.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snow 12/30/2014

The flakes were so big this afternoon, you could see their structure looking out the window.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa on Norad

Merry Christmas, Ruminators. See you on our next adventure!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tornadoes in December?

It's been an atypical December in Wichita. This last week had warmer temps than normal, high humidity (with mostly drizzle for the last several days), and the big California storm inbound. Today was thick with overcast and rain, then around 6:31pm, the local National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Reno County. A touchdown was reported 2 miles NE of Harper.  I ran out just for the chance to see lightning before the long winter set in.  By the time I was in place the storm was too far out and had lost rotation.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Solar Eclipse 10/23/2014

I tried getting some eclipse photos last Thursday but ultimately the 920nm infrared filter didn't do the trick.  This is the Keeper of the Plains at the junction of the Little and Big Arkansas Rivers.
This was taken with the infrared filter.  I'm not sure why I'm getting the line to the left of center.

Finally, a little friend that's near the Keeper of the Plain.  The Troll that lives on the Arkansas River.