Sunset clouds – we haven’t seen a sky lie this in a long time – Seattle’s go;den summer!
Cat Seeking Shade September 2, 2017
That’s Katerina under the chair in the corner. Here it is early September and it is still HOT.
earlier in the morning – look how long the shadows are – the sun is so much lower in the sky compared with July and August
Snow Snow Snow February 6, 2017
It’s been snowing all day! Seattle is closed down. This makes me think of my childhood in Boston(Belmont). How we loved to hear the announcement on the radio – no school, all schools, all day – including the following towns…….
Katerina is a bit timid about this rare phenomenon
That’s a crow at the top of the snow=covered tree
Fremont Bridge Seattle January 19, 2017
A familiar sight the you are in a hurry to get to the other side.
photo credit: Wedgewood in Seattle blog
Getting Dark at 4 o’clock December 13, 2016
December 11 – Here it is only 4 o’clock on an overcast wintry day and it’s getting dark. I can hardly wait for the winter solstice. The onset of dim light and then darkness seems to be getting earlier in the afternoon this year. Or do I forget from year to year.
Official sunset times in Seattle seem to hover around 4:10 and 4:20 these days. Combined with sunrise times that means about 8 hours of daylight. Don’t feel gloomy – I just looked at one of my favorite blogs – Dances With Wool – the author lives in Northern Finland on the edge of the Arctic Circle where they have only 3 hours of daylight at this time of year. Sunrise around 11 and sunset around 2. By 5 o’clock one feels like it’s bedtime. I don’t know if I could take that. Seattle and Dublin are far enough north for me.
winter solstice sunrise at Stonehenge
photo credit: Wikipedia
Seattle In The Morning Fog November 10, 2016
photo credit Isabella Sildorff
There is some symbolism here I suspect – the mood of Seattle after the election
Lawn Bowling In Seattle July 28, 2015
In the Seattle Times on Sunday there was an article on lawn bowling. Surprise. Oh for the glory days of lawn bowling in Kenya and Dublin when we were members of Karen and Leinster and Kenilworth Bowling Clubs. It was interesting to read the article but it just made me sad. It’s not a high priority sport here – not a tradition, not part of the culture. Just a quirk really to find it played at all – to quote the header for the article – “Lawn bowling isn’t a hard-core workout, just a lot of fun.”
But Victoria isn’t far away where the British tradition of lawn bowling is alive and well – as it is in the British Isles and the Commonwealth countries
Seen on my Walk October 29, 2014
I live about a 5-10 minute walk to my son’s home – today I was asked to look after his youngest son Sean for a couple of hours. So I duly walked over there and here are a few pictures of things I saw on a late Fall day in Ballard.
All ready for a delightful 2 hours with 4 year old Sean We played Old Maid and Go Fish. When I yawned and said I was a bit tired, he suggested I take a nap up in his room. Now there’s a thoughtful and generous little boy.