The quality of light and amount of cloud cover at different times of day has made for some spectacular sunsets, shadow and cloud play over the last couple years.
I was talking to a friend about this and she and I agree it really IS different, in a way that may mean many things.
Is the current El Nino that isn’t really dropping a lot of rain but teasing with clouds and haze 30 miles away at the edge of the Pacific to blame? Maybe.
Is the fact that the smog levels in Southern California are way down from 20-30 years ago responsible for a different colored view? Perhaps.
Are long cycles of global warming and cooling just rolling by and we as tiny humans living in the blink of a cosmic eye are making much of them? Probably.