365 Nature – Day 246

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.


The autumnal feeling continued today and the first thing I saw was a dynamic sunrise with dramatic clouds turned orange. Shortly after breakfast it started raining, really raining. This week has been the first real rain we’ve had in quite a long time. I’ve had to stop myself from going outside to water the garden, it’s become such an ingrained habit since our hot spring. The wind swept the clouds along today and I could see them racing through the sky. Before long the rain clouds had gone and blue sky with the fluffiest of clouds replaced them. It’s been a long time since we experience dark, dramatic skies here in Seattle, Day 191 was the last time we had any good clouds in the sky.

It feels good to get a transition to autumn already and only fair after our record-breaking hot spring and slow, dry summer. At least we aren’t facing a drought like we were this time last year. Here’s hoping for a wet winter.

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
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