They're actually quite common here, but one doesn't always get the good sunrise to light them up. I think it's because we get a marine layer in from the ocean here either from the north down San Francisco Bay or from the south and Monterey Bay. The clouds generally burn off after the sun comes up.
I had a wonderful walk with the dogs this morning, very relaxed and serene. I was treated to some wonderful shadows and light and took some pictures I really like. It's not everyone's cup of tea for photo style, but I like them.
This is Labelle Park, which is a 20 acre city park in Columbia Heights where I live. Our condo property borders the park and is therefore essentially our backyard. We work with the city from time to time to decide who will repair an adjoining fence or trim weeds or whatever. This is a summer picture when the fountain is running. Now, we have snow on the ground and the fountain is silent.
Our elementary school. The statue of the WWII soldier in the front has the names of those killed in that war from our town. The soldier is supposed to have a rife in his hands, but kids kept swiping it, so they don't replace it anymore.
This was the view from my patio last year. Unfortunately, these colorful flowers were not planted this year. The small ones in between remained, with more added. They grow pale lavender colored flowers.
Neighbor's home, where they decorated for every holiday imaginable. House was torn down last month. We enjoyed these decorations since my childhood. House was built either late 1700s or early 1800s. Fell into neglect and disrepair with last owners.