Skywatchers and cloud lovers living around the South Salish Sea got quite a show on Monday when a front moved in from the southwest. This day will be recorded as a "rainy day" or a "cloudy day"--but that hardly does justice to the clouds.
Above is a gallery of photos--the front, the rain (actually an umbrella-toting neighbor), and the evening skies afterward. Just hover and click to advance the photos.
The most spectacular part of the evening sky featured two hummingbirds I would not have seen had I not been gawking at the clouds. There were two in the top of a small tree, one perched and presumably enjoying the sky, the other doing that fantastic territorial flight straight up into the sky before a brief pause and plunge down toward the perching bird.
Who did not seem to mind the aggressive behavior or the sharp, loud single chirps. Who could not be moved away from its perch and out of the tableau of skyscape.