Lightning strikes over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Monday June 6, 2011. Authorities have evacuated about 3,500 people in the nearby area. The volcano was calm on Monday, two days after raining down ash and forcing thousands to flee, although the cloud of soot it had belched out still darkened skies as far away as Argentina. (AP Photo/Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno)
The rain dropped to an intermittent drizzle as hundreds came to see Zoolights at Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Sunday evening. One might say that the wet pavement added to the beauty of more than a half million colored lights. Zoolights is open 5 – 9p.m. every night through January 2 (except Dec. 24).
I suppose a consolation for having to work into the night is having a good view. Here a worker prepares for a concrete pour atop a column in Nalley Valley, part of the SR-16 revision in Tacoma.