Posts tagged: sucker holes

Sun Spot

By , July 18, 2011

Some people call them “sucker holes,” patches of blue sky in a sunny day that get the “suckers” out on the water. To me, that implies that one can only get outdoors on a sunny day, which is, of course, ridiculous. But, last night, a sucker hole formed to the west of us and shone like a spotlight on The Mountain with No Name.

spot of sunlight on mountain

“Shore is purty out here.” (Photo: Mark Zeiger.)

Sucker Hole

By , June 17, 2010

Last Saturday I got outside about 6:00 a.m. Heavy rain started the previous afternoon and continued through the night, but had lightened about an hour before I went out. The air smelled freshly washed, and felt soft. The heavy overcast shifted quickly in upper altitude winds, causing “sucker holes.”

Sunshine over the Katzehin Delta. Sucker holes are often far more beautiful than the name implies. (Photo: Mark Zeiger)

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