… a day makes!  One of the best things about the bay area is that, even in the rainy season, we get crystal-clear blue skies much of the time.  This is the same view from the deck 24 hours after the previous picture:

Clear Skies return

Time LapseHere’s a rudimentary animated gif showing the transition from cloudy sky to blue sky.  I’ve done these before using actual time-lapse photography (eg, one frame every hour or so), but for this I simply took the original frame (cloudy) then in photoshop, blended the second frame (blue sky) as a layer with an opacity of, say, 10%, then created another frame with opacity of 20%, etc, then created an animated gif from the frames (layers). Tedious but fun – I’m going to try to perfect and streamline the process!