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Beatty between storms

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Beatty, Oregon between storms (February 2015)

I have posted photos from Beatty before here and here. Our friends have a ranch in Beatty so we have been there several times, but the last couple days were our first visit in winter. The weather was all over the place. Sometimes below freezing, sometimes sunny and almost warm–snow, hail, and rain all fell from the skies. Today’s photo comes during a sunny interlude between a snow storm and a hail storm. There was no wind at the moment I took this, but there were extreme winds less than a half hour before.


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Marugame udon in the city of Kai (Japan)


Before dinner things looked like this. After dinner, on my way to Kofu by bike, things looked like this.

Should you find yourself a bit west of Kofu (as there is a different one right in Kofu), here is the address:

Autzen Stadium

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Autzen Stadium (Eugene, Oregon)

Tomorrow there will be kind-of-a-big-deal game, otherwise known as the first ever 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. However, it won’t take place at the location of today’s photo even though the Ducks will be playing. Instead, it will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas–home of the Dallas Cowboys.

This photo was a 10+ photo photomerge I took from the press box back in November of 2013. The rain you can see on the far left swept through the stadium during warmups a few minutes later, but it never rained again on this day (or during the game). Oregon prevailed over Utah.

Nijo Castle under storm clouds

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A few hours passed before these clouds unleashed their fury, but they did later in the day. I took refuge here.

Guanajuato’s most famous viewpoint

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Six-photo photomerged panorama from El Pipila in Guanajuato, Mexico

The view from El Pipila is always excellent, but when the sun is about to go down and two days of heavy storms have just concluded things can go from excellent to outstanding.

Post-storm skies

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University of Guanajuato’s DCEA Campus

I learned this past week that is not to be trusted when it comes to weather in Guanajuato. The forecast just before I left the USA was for highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s, and a few sprinkles the entire 10 days I’m in Mexico. When I arrived the streets were flooding from extreme amounts of rain. The rain was incredible for my first two days here. The revised forecast is for highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. Too bad I didn’t prepare for such temperatures.

Today’s photo comes from the end of the storms. said we had a 100% chance of rain yesterday afternoon and evening, yet there was no rain and the skies were beautiful.

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