Sailor sky

For the past several weeks, it’s been raining a lot where I live, and the resulting clouds have made for some very dramatic skies. Whenever the sunrise or sunset is especially colorful, I automatically recite the ancient mariner’s proverb: Red sky at night, sailor’s delight Red sky in morning, sailor take warning That in turn…

Close to home

With the new pup, I’m still staying close to home for my photo hikes. No matter what the shelter chicks said, Asta is NOT housebroken so we’re in that “watching-her-like-a-hawk-in-case-she-squats” phase, and since she is still hobbling around on her injured leg, I can’t take her with me on long walks… yet. Hopefully, soon she…

Sunset moon

There’s an art to sunset watching. It’s more than just waiting for the sun to sink below the horizon. It’s staying to watch what happens after that, and it’s knowing to sometimes turn around. The view east, can be as beautiful as the one to your west. The night walked down the sky with the…

Curtain call

In the winter, it seems that sunsets are more vivid, more surreal. What many people don’t realize though, is that once the sun drops below the horizon, when you think the floor show is over, if they only stay a little longer, the curtain call happens. Like many things in life, it’s not only the…

Winter solstice

The earth has tilted Night becomes day Day becomes night The unconquered sun, turning of the year Bonfires of pagan and believer A celebration of the true light Welcoming renewal and rebirth Ashes and embers kept for luck Candles lit to remember, beacons of hope The longest night comes to an end