Tuesday, June 28, 2016

From the Sea of Sweden

June 28, 2016 Sunset 11:08 PM 
Alands hav, Sweden 

From Joe who is traveling with his son’s choir. How does such a late setting sun affect people?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Sunset!

June 26, 2016. Sunset 8:36 PM
Bun Ching Lam posted this on her birthday, and I would like to share it here. I assume this is in Poestenkill, NY and that it is one of the few remaining late sunsets. Thank you guys!!! Happy Birthday Ching

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sparkly Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21, 2016. Sunset 8:34 PM 
Oakland, CA. Chapel of the Chimes. 

Even though this year’s annual Garden of Memory event (thank you Sarah Cahill!) to celebrate the summer Solstice fell on the day after the Solstice (leap year disruption?), the bell ringing at sunset was a sparkly, glorious moment. Hundred’s of bells added to the already swirling soundscape that included the Cardew Choir in the final hour of their 4-hour performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Heart Chant.

Celestial FYI— While the sunrise has bottomed out at its earliest time (for this location), it will turn around and start squeezing the light from the day on Monday (6/27). Good news, however, is that the sun will continue to remain at it’s latest for another week- so we still have the sense of long days for a while longer.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Leaving on a jet plane

June 16, 2016 Sunrise 6:17 AM 

Norman took this photo (he had the window seat)
Heading home with a rib-breaking cough in time to witness this sunrise a few miles east of Barcelona.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

a peaceful morning offering

June 15, 2016 6:17 AM 
Barcelona, Spain

It's also my birthday!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Lady or the Tiger?

June 6, 2016 Sunrise 5:26 AM.
Adriatic Sea. Vasto Marina, Italy.

This peaceful early morning moment was sandwiched between two slices of mild excitement. In order to see the sun over the Adriatic Sea, I had to jump over a little wall outside the bedroom window and walk across the roof. Once I had finished watching the sunrise, I turned around to return to my room and discovered that all of the rooms looked alike.

So I made my best guess and climbed over what I thought was my little wall and then wondered why the door to the bedroom was closed. It wasn’t until I saw a pair of legs and some red boxer shorts approach the window from the other side that I realized that this was not my room- not my window- not my balcony and hopped over the wall as fast as I could.

My apologies to the man I disturbed this morning. Hopefully a day in paradise will heal all.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

dinner bells in the land of bells

Sunset 8:47 PM. May 28, 2016
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Square in Florence at sunset- just before we sat down to dinner. Quiet sidewalk chatter to accompany the bells. :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

May Challenge

Welcome to the May Challenge! Get familiar with: www.sunrisesunset.com. Talk to someone from another time zone and invite them to participate.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

As the World Turns

Sunset 8:23 PM. May 14, 2016
Kansas City, MO

You'd think traveling at 750 miles per hour would feel faster than this... Sunset at La Esquina Gallery in Kansas City, MO during a recent presentation and performance. At this latitude it takes a little more than 2 minutes from the time the bottom of the sun touches the horizon until it completely disappears.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

driving around in my automobile

Sunset 8:03 PM. May 5, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Cinco de Mayo non-celebration as we drive around and around looking for parking while the sun sets.
Best wishes for a celebratory day!