Daily Image - Jan 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
24 Jan 12.  We left on our 19 day travels, slated to be 21 but cut short by weather, in a steady rain, occasionally a downpour, that stayed with us until we were perhaps a hour into Oregon. From that point on we didn't see any moisture until we were about 30 minutes north of Redding, CA on the return leg. At that point we began to see some snow, followed by a lot of snow but always drivable until we reached the base of the Siskiyou Mountains on the Oregon side. From then on until we were perhaps 15 miles south of Seattle we had non-stop rain and at times we were driving through gully washers. The flooding in Oregon in particular was severe, and had the traffic conditions not been what they were, I would have made a couple stops on I-5 just to show it. In Washington there was a lot of damage but mostly relegated to small saplings. For the remainder of the trip the weather was beautiful, with blue sunny skies and lovely clouds now and then the order of the day. Around the Roseburg area of Oregon heading south on I-5 we began to encounter some very interesting trees that appeared to be dying everywhere we looked. At the next rest stop I noticed a local security guy and asked him about them. "Oh, you mean the oak trees" he said, "they are quite healthy, just covered in moss." I must admit I've never seen anything quite like them, and of course I had to take a shot or two for the record. Winter late afternoon light contributed to their lovely appearance, at least to my eyes, so here is a chance for you to cast your own opinion. ISO 400; 1 100 sec @ f / 5.

24 Jan 12. We left on our 19 day travels, slated to be 21 but cut short by weather, in a steady rain, occasionally a downpour, that stayed with us until we were perhaps a hour into Oregon. From that point on we didn't see any moisture until we were about 30 minutes north of Redding, CA on the return leg. At that point we began to see some snow, followed by a lot of snow but always drivable until we reached the base of the Siskiyou Mountains on the Oregon side. From then on until we were perhaps 15 miles south of Seattle we had non-stop rain and at times we were driving through gully washers. The flooding in Oregon in particular was severe, and had the traffic conditions not been what they were, I would have made a couple stops on I-5 just to show it. In Washington there was a lot of damage but mostly relegated to small saplings. For the remainder of the trip the weather was beautiful, with blue sunny skies and lovely clouds now and then the order of the day. Around the Roseburg area of Oregon heading south on I-5 we began to encounter some very interesting trees that appeared to be dying everywhere we looked. At the next rest stop I noticed a local security guy and asked him about them. "Oh, you mean the oak trees" he said, "they are quite healthy, just covered in moss." I must admit I've never seen anything quite like them, and of course I had to take a shot or two for the record. Winter late afternoon light contributed to their lovely appearance, at least to my eyes, so here is a chance for you to cast your own opinion. ISO 400; 1 100 sec @ f / 5.

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