dailybell: 7/12/20 - 7/19/20

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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Day 113 could be anyone

July 12, 2020. Sunset 8:32 PM (again).
San Francisco, CA.

Unlike my friend Diane who summed it up for many people these days, we are not sweltering in place. Something else to be grateful for today.
Day 113 Sheltering in place from one end of the street to the other. -- BH