I looked out the window this morning and saw it was going to be a beautiful sunrise. I threw on pants, sweatshirt, sneakers, and raced out the door in an attempt to catch nature’s show. Apparently this is something I do on January 9, at least according to my Facebook memories. As I arrived atContinue reading “January 9 Day 672: Catching Sunrise”
I had a window seat on the left side of the airplane. Traveling north, that means I saw the sun going down from up high. These are iPhone pictures. I was having trouble getting the phone to focus on the horizon rather than the nearby window. But I think they still convey the beauty thatContinue reading “November 1 Day 603: Sunset Landing”
During my morning walk along the waterfront, I passed by what looked like green Cheetos dumped onto a park bench. I didn’t think much of it until I looked more closely. Not Cheetos. Definitely not Cheetos. How did I ever think they were Cheetos? I assume it’s bait. But why green? What are they baitContinue reading “September 23 Day 564: I Have So Many Questions”
It was a glorious morning promenading across the Wilson Way bridge to Dune Pennisula Park. Mount Ranier shone in all its glory. It makes me grateful for this place we live and the people I get to share it with. I’ve notice on my walks that fewer people are masked. Admittedly, I carry a maskContinue reading “April 27 Day 415: A Mountain Morning”
On this morning’s walk, my husband Mark and I saw a juvenile bald eagle land on a lamppost at Dune Peninsula Park. It’s wingspan was huge. We were treated to two other bald eagles with the characteristic white heads. And a harbor seal. Sometimes it’s worth getting up early. No joke.
Out and about on this Sunday morning, there was very little color to the world. It raised the eternal question, is the best word to describe the sky grey or gray? Does it matter? Perhaps the most interesting sights were tire tracks in the Marina Parking lot and the progress on reconfiguring Owen Beach. WhileContinue reading “March 21 Day 378: Grey or Gray?”
I know Spring is practically here when the sun shining in my eastern window is a nuisance during my 8 am morning zoom call. It got more pronounced for the next 20 minutes: With the start of Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, the glare will be an issue at 9 am instead—slowly creeping back toContinue reading “March 11 Day 368: Spring is Near”
It’s nearly midnight and I have yet to think about today’s post. I worked some. I graded some. I prepared for several of tomorrow’s meetings. I spoke with my Mother (who is super excited that herons are nest-building in the tree tops near her house) and with my son returned to college earlier this monthContinue reading “February 21 Day 350: Where Did the Day Go?”
My husband is attending the virtual Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST) 2021 conference this week (beginning at 6 am PST) . They have enlisted a biologist/artists to create artwork in response to the talks that they attend. Mark and I are collaborating on #LuxArt contributions. It’s all rather “meta” since it uses bacteria asContinue reading “January 19 Day 317: A Conference Illustrated”
Today has the least light and most dark of the year. That means tomorrow things will start to brighten—imperceptibly at first but the little gains will accumulate and bring those beautiful bright long days of summer.