Sunday, November 30, 2008

The End of November

The thin cresent moon, framed by spruce trees, caught my eye as it followed the sun down in the southwest.

I took this photo about 5:30 pm. The sun had set about an hour and twenty minutes earlier, a little after 4 pm. Our short days have shrunk to just six-and-a-half hours now as we approach the solstice.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sad News

We were shocked to hear the evening news...

Shooting at Central Peninsula Hospital

Central Peninsula is *our* hospital. Denny and I have both been there several times. Each time we were treated with professionalism and compassion. I can't imagine something this horrible happening inside those familiar walls where we have only known comfort and care.

My heart hurts for the Central Peninsula family.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stormy Weather

Dark clouds loom over the mountains across Kachemak Bay from us. The town of Seldovia is located on a bay nestled about mid-picture.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Noon Shadows

I noticed the other day how long the shadows were, even at mid-day, as the sun keeps to a southern path. On the other hand, due to the vagaries of the ecliptic, the waxing moon rides high in the night sky.