dailybell: 6/18/17 - 6/25/17

Saturday, June 24, 2017

moonrise june 24 New Moon

The new moon rose at 5:34 a.m.  Brenda rings bells, and I'm going to light candles.

-- from Jenny Holland

lunar watch begins

I am joining Brenda and this community by observing the moonrise every day for a month. On day one, I got this card in the mail...

-- from Jenny Holland

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Most Joyful Noise-- Garden of Memory Solstice Celebration 2017

June 21, 2017. Sunset 8:34 PM.
Chapel of the Chimes. Oakland, CA.

The most amazing dailybell solstice so far-- this year's sunset bell ringing is the 10th performance at the annual 'Garden of Memory' event at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. The Garden of Memory is curated by Sarah Cahill and populated by 1000's of people who come to share the Solstice with fabulous performances in such a beautiful and unique place.

Blessings and kudos to all who participated with the Cardew Choir in the 4 hour performance of Pauline Oliveros' 'Heart Chant'. The vocal sound and energy was so contagious it spread throughout the crowd. It was magical. Thank you all 

Many thanks to Jenny Holland, Miriam Jacobs, Liz Keim, Wendy Reid and Betsey Willson for their help talking with people and distributing invitations and bells. And thank you Jesse Budel for documenting the performance. (Anyone interested in the entire 20 minute experience can see his piece on vimeo) 

Already shrinking

June 21, 2017. Sunrise 5:48 AM
San Francisco CA

Typical summer weather. The day after the Solstice-- daylight already shrinking. But just a tiny bit.

Monday, June 19, 2017

3000 mile Sunset Repeat

June 19, 2017. Sunset 8:34 PM.
San Francisco, CA.

Norman was in New York, and he and I were checking in on the phone as the sun was setting. It was such a beautiful site, I just wanted to share it with him. So I snapped the photo and sent it along right away. Two sunsets for him.