Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mt. Shasta, California - Day 2

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Day 2

We started off the day with a family bash breakfast........then
We ended the day with a family bash dinner......

"Lenticular Clouds over Mt. Shasta.         Mt. Shasta's Elevation is 14,179 feet!
Lenticular clouds, technically known as altocumulus standing lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned at right-angles to the wind direction.
Where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains, a series of large-scale standing waves may form on the downwind side. Lenticular clouds sometimes form at the crests of these waves. Under certain conditions, long strings of lenticular clouds can form, creating a formation known as a wave cloud."
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To view more pictures of lenticular clouds, search google images under " lenticular clouds".     Absolutely Fascinating!

A Stellar Jay -  relative to the Blue Jay, is located in the western area of the United States.  It has a black head and upper body but, it's remaining body is vivid blue.  They were being fed peanuts from the back deck.

The scenery from the back deck..... Our niece decided to go swimming in Lake Siskiyou, 
She swam about a half mile across and then back......she loves to swim!  
The white speck in the lake is  our swimmer!

What a peaceful view!

We all went "downtown" to the village of Mt.Shasta.  We checked out the shops and art galleries.

Objet d'Art

Our "Tourist Decal" Window is filling up!

Fruits and Veggies from the local Farmers Market and vegetables from our niece's garden.

Steak on the Grill

Our Family Bash Dinner; Kale Salad, Steak, and "Hobo Stew......Potatoes, Carrots, and Onions wrapped in foil roasted on the grill.".......Hobo Stew - A Family Favorite.....missing my family that is "back home in Indiana" for our Dinner Bash!

Tomorrow, Mt. Shasta, Day 3 - Thursday, September 18, 2014