Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Sometimes I just sit back in awe at the sights here and tonight was no exception. Looking at the western sky a couple of hours after sunset I was simply gobsmacked by the colours of the clouds.
My first thought was that we still had enough vog in the atmosphere to explain the stunning colours, but both Ant and Andrew are reporting a fire on the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea. I'm not sure the wind is in the right direction to bring the smoke this way, but it might help explain what I'm seeing right now - the NWS are reporting calm winds in Hilo and there's no breeze here. The smoke is quite high in the atmosphere.
I couldn't pick my favourite picture from this evening so posted both. Now I'm going to sit outside on the lanai with a glass of red wine and listen to Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, and I'll play it loud enough to drown out the coquis.