Photo Friday the 13th

This may be wishful thinking … But I really like these archival photos from Dan Danbom. they are from 9/8-9/9, 1999. image

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imageBTW, Internet at home is driving me crazy … Looking into satellite. Open for suggestions. I have had HughesNet in the beginning time, and they drove me …. NUTS! Any suggestions, shared experiences, welcome.

~ by bigsurkate on March 13, 2015.

12 Responses to “Photo Friday the 13th”

  1. Bloody marvelous, nice going Kate and Dan. Knowing that land I can’t help but imagine the lightning coming up from it rather than drawn from the sky. I actually did see that once heading to SF on 1, lightning jumped from the surface of the ocean into the clouds, incredible.
    Re internet, there was a couple, Brits maybe, living down Sycamore Canyon up on the hilltop facing Pfeiffer who ran some local internet thingy though a bit ‘selective’ about who was going to be blessed. I wasn’t. But I think I have their number, I’ll email you with it if you like.

  2. It is tough without dsl, AT&T Uverse, Hughes and Wild Blue are equally awful.
    If Dish internet or Verizon are available in your area, they, while NOT cheap, are reliable.

  3. I’ve been with Verizon for YEARS. I was happy too go to them after Hughes, but not, it is no longer satisfactory.

    bigsurkate

  4. ohhhh

    ooooohhhhhh

    ooooooooohhh

    ooooOOOOHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhh …hhh

    Thank you.
    mc

  5. .. and then I Remember … “’08”, and become very Quiet.

    I have photos of those first few Shots of Lightning that hit The Sur. just yards away from The Hawthorne Gallery.

  6. Kate, I have been happy with Exede.

  7. PV School has had good luck with the Wild Blue Exede. Occasionally we come close to hitting the monthly bandwidth limit that we subscribe to, but our tech person has been good at monitoring our usage and then paying for an increased amount of bandwidth to get us through the month. It’s a lot better than what we had before, which was Hughes. And it’s cheaper, even though we were getting e-rate funding for it and now with Wild Blue we aren’t.

    BTW, those shots are definitely electrifying! Good timing with the shutter button, too. Was that a storm that started any wildfires? I’ve lost track….too many to keep them all straight in my memory banks.

  8. Was that when the Kirk fire started?

  9. Yes, this was the Kirk Complex of 1999. I have a photo taken about the time it started.

    bigsurkate on iPhone

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  10. I remember that storm. I remember stopping at Kirk Creek campground on my way back from the North Coast (ballgame at state park?). We watched as the strikes hit all around us, knowing that at least one of them was starting a fire. There was very little if any rain that fell during that storm. It was a pretty intense storm with almost constant strikes for about an hour.

  11. That was the most extreme lightning storm I’ve ever seen around here. Lightning was striking continuously and networks of electricity would radiate out through the clouds like an umbrella from the top of strikes. I couldn’t help but duck as the bolts would pass crackling overhead. Next morning from Cachagua we could see smoke rising from dozens of places in the Wilderness. The Kirk Complex was underway.

  12. Mother Nature is beautiful, her consequences can be devastating!

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