Sundry and the Rather Blustery Day

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Snow was falling on the mountains across the valley, in the Angeles National Forest as we took off for a run into Lancaster.

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The Antelope Valley was stunning from the vantage point of the 14 North.

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On the way back, the weather front moving in. Taken from the 14 south at the western edge of Palmdale. That ridge is deformation caused by the San Andreas Fault.

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As we hit the pass, snow mixed in with the rain!

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And it had an immediate impact. The guy in the black truck was out, on his cell phone, helping the woman in the spun out vehicle by the time we passed. I love people sometimes.

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Sunny skies at our place. That’s our community to the left of the hill. Snow just a couple of miles away, to the right, on the other side of the 14 from us.  One of the great things about living in the foothills is getting these views of the weather as it moves around us.

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High Contrast Weather

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Looking more or less east from the hill behind our house this morning.

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Looking more or less west from the exact same place the first shot was taken. It’s so often like this lately. Quite a difference depending on which way you’re looking. There’s probably a ripe metaphor in there….

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Encountered this marker where the fire road comes close to Stallion Meadows Trail.  Called the HOA manager because we are super snoopy. He says it’s a CalTrans marker that will be used in getting new aerial shots of the nearby 14 freeway.

Yeah, this has nothing to do with the proposed high speed rail route that could go right under our neighborhood.

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I do not understand people who enjoy nature enough to go be out in it, but who are then capable of leaving broken glass behind them. Oh well, gives me the chance to feel like a do-gooder. After the recent rain and wind, there were a few other pieces of detritus to pick up, too.  Some day I will remember to bring along a plastic bag!