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Sunset Sky September 13, 2017

Filed under: Seasons,Seattle,Summer — Janet @ 2:21 am

IMG_4327 Sunset clouds – we haven’t seen a sky lie this in a long time – Seattle’s go;den summer!


A Harvest Of Green Tomatoes September 12, 2017

Filed under: Autumn,Fall,Seasons,Seattle,Tomatoes — Janet @ 5:50 pm

IMG_4325  slow to ripen


Cat Seeking Shade September 2, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Katerina,Seasons,Seattle — Janet @ 7:31 pm

IMG_4249  That’s Katerina under the chair in the corner.  Here it is early September and it is still HOT.

IMG_4247  earlier in the morning – look how long the shadows are – the sun is so much lower in the sky compared with July and August


Cold Wet March – Think Green March 28, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Seasons,Seattle,Spring — Janet @ 4:35 pm

IMG_2756         IMG_2757




Snow Snow Snow February 6, 2017

Filed under: Isle of Harris,Katerina,Memories,Seasons,Seattle,Snow — Janet @ 8:50 pm

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…….

img_2332    Katerina is a bit timid about this rare phenomenon

img_2330  That’s a crow at the top of the snow=covered tree


Fremont Bridge Seattle January 19, 2017

Filed under: Fremont Bridge,Seattle — Janet @ 5:21 pm

fremont-bridge-in-may-2015-photo-by-matt-randles-e1484202098448  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

Filed under: Arctic Circle,Seasons,Seattle,Stonehenge,Winter Solstice — Janet @ 4:29 pm

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.


solstice-stonehenge  winter solstice sunrise at Stonehenge

photo credit: Wikipedia