View from Council Crest Park toward Mt. Hood, which is not visible. I cannot quite understand the clouds today. A high-altitude northwest wind blew off a thick blanket of apparently stratus clouds which now crowd the eastern horizon and block Mt. Hood from view. This layer of clouds is fuzzy and indistinct. The sky above is clear. Even accounting for its low angle, the sunlight is strangely wan and provides warmth only when directly striking a surface. The air temperature hovers just above freezing; at this altitude frost clings to the shadows. The photo is in black and white in an attempt to highlight the contrast between light and shadow. It is about 3 hours from the winter solstice


Wed, 10:58 a.m.