recycled sky-cloud river
rushing back to sea.
If you live along the Pacific Ocean along the West-coast of the US, you are probably familiar with the term “Pineapple Express”. This tropical atmospheric river originates in the Hawaiian Islands where it gathers massive amounts of moisture. It then drifts across the Pacific Ocean and finally deluges us with torrential amounts of rain in a short time. The ground gets soaked, rivers overflow and many low-lying areas flood. Oftentimes these storms leave behind quite a bit of destruction.
These photos were taken in the coastal range somewhere between Cannon Beach and Portland on our way home from a weekend at the beach. I loved watching this normally tranquil stream roaring through a stand of birch trees.
Have a Zen Sunday!