This has been a winter of weather blocks. We had a very wet December and a very dry (and cold) January. So far, February looks like more of the same, without much precipitation in the long-term forecast. But despite the dry weather, we've had a couple of days with some high clouds, which is unusual for us. Eiher it's cloudy and wet, or we have clear skies except for low fog that settles in some mornings. This weekend's unusual weather pattern led to a spectacular sunset. I got several worthy photos, but this one was the best. Perhaps even more impressive, it's unmanipulated. The colors really were this intense.
It may not be the rain we need, but we'll take it.