dailybell: 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Day 143 headless bell ringer

August 11, 2020. Sunset 8:06 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Does anyone remember those side by side cartoon panels where you were asked to find 5 differences between the 2 panels?
Captured between the reach and the touch.
Day 143 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. (Norman is missing his head in both pictures)

Monday, August 10, 2020

Day 142 from out of the mist

August 10, 2020. Sunset 8:07 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


It brightened the end of a long, dark day when Mardi emerged out of the fog at the last minute to join us at sunset.
Day 142 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Day 141 gopher food

August 9, 2020. Sunset 8:08 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Mostly the "garden" is food for the gophers. Taking a moment to admire the survivors.
Day 141 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Day 140 on your mark

August 8, 2020. Sunset 8:10 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


ready

set


going


Day 140 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Friday, August 7, 2020

Day 139 between the tolls

August 7, 2020. Sunset 8:11 PM.
San Francisco, CA.




Timing the spaces between the tolls.
PS - Mary I know you were tired of looking at that other coat- this one is for you.
Day 139 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Day 138 and then unblinked

August 6, 2020. Sunset 8:12 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


LIGHT! At the end of a dark day, suddenly- there it was.
Day 138 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Day 137 the sky blinked

August 5, 2020. Sunset 8:13 PM.
San Francisco, CA.



From the time it took to walk downstairs and wheel the bell out to the sidewalk, the sky went from a sliver of red glow to complete white out. Just like that.
Day 137 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Day 136 Just the bells this evening

August 4, 2020. Sunset 8:14 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Our neighbor must have finished his project with the power tools. All the birds took the night off or were celebrating elsewhere. So, it was just us ringing on the sidewalk. Thanks Elisabeth and Norman!
Day 136 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Monday, August 3, 2020

Day 135 Something Ordinary

August 3, 2020. Sunset 8:15 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Tonight was the first time this felt like a mundane necessity- like getting the mail or putting out the trash. Our nearest neighbors nod or wave as they go about their own business - silently incorporating our routine into theirs. It felt very comfortable. Ordinary.
Day 135 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. --BH

Lake Superior Magic Mirror

August 3, 2020. Sunset 8:27 PM.
Ironwood, MI.


“The pink in the trees is the reflection from the sunset. It was only for a moment as the sun was setting and it was the reflection from the lake. The brightness was so much inside the house it stopped me. The I looked outside in the woods. It was only by accident I saw this. It was gone in a moment.”
- Kathy Roman

August Full Moon Dawn

August 3, 2020. Sunrise 6:14 AM.
Berkeley, CA.


Nancy's Garden
-Nancy Beckman

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Day 134 Squeaky wings and power tools

August 2, 2020. Sunset 8:16 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Pink sky for a change. The dove is the current bird of the moment—again with the squeaky wings (0:32). And our neighbor across the street is still working on something we can’t see.
Day 134 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Day 133 all aboard!

August 1, 2020. Sunset 8:17 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Reinforcements- Joining Norman on the big bell this evening-- Thanks to Elisabeth and Richard for the gongs and cowbell, to Mardi and Bernie for walking over in the fog and to the little boy banging on the window next door frantically waving his bell through the sound-proof glass.
Day 133 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other.

sunrise over LOVELACE
HOSPITAL

August 1, 2020. Sunrise 6:16 AM.
Albuquerque, NM.


sunrise over LOVELACE
HOSPITAL Aug 1 2020 blessings
of strength on those who
suffer and gratitude for
all Front-line workers
- Erik Ehn

Friday, July 31, 2020

Day 132 let there be light

July 31, 2020. Sunset 8:18 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


It has been overcast here for so long that Norman couldn’t believe it was actually sunset this evening. “It’s so light”, he marveled. It’s great to see the sky and color again! (Did you hear that little squeaky wing sound about 1:00? Maybe that dove is still nearby).
Day 132 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Listen to live radio - Spin the Globe and Tune in

Radio Garden-- Give it a whirl

Thank you Sounds! If you fancy listening to radio. Pick any station in the world .. Zoom into the green dot and your station will come up spin the globe to explore different countries.. If you zoom in as far as it will go it will show the picture of the street where the radio station is located..

from sunny spain

July 31, 2020.

Last day of july, 20:58
Vilopriu, Spain
-Barbara Held

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Day 131 ElectroAcoutistic Ensemble

July 30, 2020. Sunset 8:19 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Listen to our quartet this evening.
Norman on the big bell, Elisabeth on the gong, our neighbor on the power tool and a stranger on the phone.
Day 131 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other.-- BH

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

sun event: lulu & the sunset on my porch

sun event: 7/29 8:19pm
lulu & the sunset on my porch… berkeley, ca
-Wendy Reid

Day 130 blessed by the dove

July 29, 2020. Sunset 8:20 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


There's a dove in the tree. She flew there just as we were setting up and then sat very still while we rang the bell. When we finished, she left in a noisy rush, flying up and down the street, her wings squeaking like little rusty hinges.
Day 130 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Day 129 For Dean

July 28, 2020. Sunset 8:21 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Ringing the bell this evening and holding Dean in our thoughts and prayers.
Day 129 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other.-- BH

Monday, July 27, 2020

Day 128 home improvement

July 27, 2020. Sunset 8:22 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Neighborly noise. A new duet.
Day 128 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Day 127 quiet company

July 26, 2020. Sunset 8:23 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Quiet company all around. New birds observed from on high, while our young neighbor rang his bell behind the glass next door. Too cold to open the window, he was just a waving hand behind the glass until he dropped his bell and disappeared.
Day 127 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Day 126 grey again

July 25, 2020. Sunset 8:24 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.


Waiting for that streetlight to come on. It’s erratic and hard to predict but everyone once in a while it lights up the bell.
Day 126 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Friday, July 24, 2020

Day 125 fancy footwork

July 24, 2020. Sunset 8:24.
San Francisco, CA.


Thea Farhadian was our guest bell ringer this evening. Some pretty fancy footwork! Thank you, Thea.
Day 125 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Earth's atmosphere rings like a giant bell


The big picture: scientists have spotted large-scale resonant waves around the globe. Courtesy NASA.
  must be a local event (no sound outside our atmosphere)

sunset over Providence

This is sunset over Providence on July 24, 2020...8:05pm.

With love! Alyce

Four Seattle Sunrises, July 21-24



"If you cannot travel, journey inwards". So said my friend before she went into retreat. I followed soon after. Meditation mornings. Listening to crows and hummingbirds busy at dawn. Sitting. Contemplating. And then, I heard. Slinking quietly, I saw. Staring back at me, with massive eyes. A coyote.
~ Contributor: Caterina De Re

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Day 124 Arrival of the Calvary

July 23, 2020. Sunset 8:25.
San Francisco, CA.


It’s been a pretty solitary experience out here lately. So it was such pleasant and welcome surprise when Bernie and Mardi glided in at the last minute!
Day 124 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other.-- BH

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Day 123 our evening routine

July 22, 2020. Sunset 8:26.
San Francisco, CA.


Our evening routine. The BIRD seems to be on her own schedule—We may have passed through her schedule and are now coming out too early to join her for her set. Or we get to be the warm up band for the White Throated Sparrow.
Day 123 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Day 122 ride around the sun

July 21, 2020. Sunset 8:27 (again).
San Francisco, CA.


Another cool, dreary evening. The slow seeping of light from the day. Clouds, fog, the ride around the sun.
Day 122 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Monday, July 20, 2020

There goes the sun

July 20, 2020. Sunset 7:59 PM.
Newport Beach, CA.


Close to the sunset at the Crystal Cove Trader Joe's parking lot on the Pacific Coast Highway. The sun sets 1/2 hour earlier down there.
- Elisabeth Beaird

Day 121 inside outside

July 20, 2020. Sunset 8:27.
San Francisco, CA.


In case you were wondering how cold it is here on a typical summer’s day, we don’t even open the windows in the house. Otherwise, I’d be wearing a coat over my sweater and long underwear. Just like like outdoors.
More business as usual—the sun set a minute earlier than last night. The BIRD was nowhere to be heard. Empty streets this evening.
Day 121 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Day 120 Checking in this evening

July 19, 2020. Sunset 8:28.
San Francisco, CA.


The sun sets another minute earlier. The BIRD was busy elsewhere. A few neighbors pass by.
Day 120 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Day 119 the BIRD is back!

July 18, 2020. Sunset 8:29 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.


YES! I am standing under that tree across the street with the BIRD- and the bell is sounding in the distance. A reunion. It’s wonderful to hear that pure little song — Does anyone recognize this tune?? What kind of bird?
Day 119 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. --BH

NY Times Sunrise Canvases

July 18, 2020. NY Times.

Artist Sho Shibuya paints Sunrise Views From His Apartment on ‘The New York Times’ Each Day of Lockdown.

Spin the globe and listen to local recordings

radio aporee

Add your own!
"In addition to aspects of collecting, archiving and sound-mapping, the radio aporee platform also invokes experiments at the boundaries of different media, and public space. Within this notion, radio is both a technology in transition and a narrative. It constitutes a field whose qualities are connectivity, contiguity and exchange. Concepts of transmitter/ receiver and performer/ listener may become transparent and reversible".
I have one here. Listen --BH

World Listening Day







"Shhh… do you hear that? It’s the sound of World Listening Day approaching on July 18. World Listening Day is put on every year by the World Listening Project, a nonprofit organization that is “devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practice of listening and field recording.” They explore acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between humans and the natural world as mediated through sound. It falls on July 18 to honor the birthday of Raymond Murray Schafer, a Canadian composer and environmentalist who is seen as the founder of acoustic ecology. World Listening Day was established in 2010, and each year the holiday has a specific theme tied to it. Past themes include “H20,” “Sounds Lost & Found,” and “Listen to You!” This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground,” which asks us to consider the sounds of the literal ground in all its surfaces, from soil to asphalt, whether we’re losing metaphorical ground, and whether we can find new ground by listening for it. So quiet down, open up your ears, and get ready to study soundscapes on World Listening Day".

Friday, July 17, 2020

Day 118 tomorrow's another day

July 17, 2020. Sunset 8:29 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.


The BIRD is back. I heard her as I was rolling the bell outside, but then she was gone. Maybe tomorrow. I thought she was gone for good. We’ll see.
Day 118 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Day 117 dreary

July 16, 2020. Sunset 8:29 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Business as usual- minus one minute —(I trimmed the tree)
Day 117 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Beautiful photos of the surface of the sun!

July 16, 2020.

Solar Orbiter Probe Photos

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Day 116 Waiting for the bell to begin

July 15, 2020. Sunset 8:30 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.


The dove was there when we first came out. We don’t see many doves around here. What a treat!
Day 116 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

faux tropical island

July 15, 2020. Sunset 8:37 PM.
Mare Island, CA.


Mare Island nature trail-- another bit of color and warmth from Elisabeth Beaird during these past few gloomy cold weeks.
- Elisabeth Beaird

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Last Chance for 6000 years...

July 14, 2020. San Francisco, CA.

The “Neowise” comet is putting on quite the show this week before it disappears for thousands of years. Tomorrow 7_15_20 at sunset.
Thanks Lynne for the heads up!

Day 115 sweet Spot

July 14, 2020. Sunset 8:31 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.


Uniformly grey sky. Very still. We met the man walking his sweet Labrador across the street. Spot and his human joined us for the final ringing before heading home. It turns out they live near an olive tree on the next block and can hear the bell from there.
Day 115 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH

Monday, July 13, 2020

Day 114 Garbage night.

July 13, 2020. Sunset 8:31 PM.
San Francisco, CA.


Rolling out the bell with the trash this evening.
Day 114 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. --BH