The name of a atmospheric phenomena that occurs during a light, small-particle snow-fall and its exposure to sun.
1----The refraction from the falling snow-flakes create brilliance and flash for the viewer.
2----The refraction also occurs after a snow-fall as the newly fallen snow on the ground creates sparkle through-out the area.
Both instances sparkle like diamonds...
NOTE: difficult to image such an event unless one has a very sophisticated camera...which I do not.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
click-on for enlarged/better view of a typical Pyramid ladder line-up at the Washout...
Personally, I'm not fond of group-think nor "group-fishing"; for me, three is a crowd. But, occasionally I will do such. Last Sunday I joined a local Truckee crew from the Tahoe-Truckee Fly Fishers. A good-time was had by all, The fishing was really slooooow. Most of us left at mid-afternoon and three hard-core regulars hung in there until dusk and got a few tugs.
we drank well and...
ate really well!
Crew Image...by Bruce Ajari
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
....they are starting to eat....occassionally
As of March 1 the central Sierra, which includes "...the Lake Tahoe area, was only 67% of normal snowpack...for the entire Sierra 66% of normal water content and..."
2 PM, Tuesday...awaiting some snow... it is sorely needed. Otherwise an early, infamous PROGNOSIS is the season may be 5 weeks ahead of a normal