I spoke with my mother who lives in Bothell, WA this afternoon. She said it had started to snow; big flakes that were sticking. She said it was really pretty with the snow all settling on the shoulders of the trees. I am going up there on the 20th to spend a couple weeks and am hoping for a white Christmas this year.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
The Moon - Setting Behind Canary Islands Pine 7:20 AM
Australian Gum Tree Grove 7:15 AM
Saturday, December 1, 2007 7:45 PM
Partly Cloudy 54°
Well not willows exactly--but trees, anyway...and the wind was up this morning; blowing pretty hard on the heels of the storm that came through yesterday. We had over a half-inch of rain on campus—lovely indeed. I’m afraid that’s all we are getting for a while though. It was nice while it lasted.
A week ago I shot some photos on my morning walk. I was trying to capture the quality of light at that time of day, the way the sun kisses the top of the trees at dawn, and a ¾ moon that was setting in the west. These aren't the best photos I've ever taken, but they at least give a hint of the early morning loveliness that I am blessed to walk through every morning on my way from the parking structure to my building.
[I'm having a struggle with my blog's template and can't get the photos loaded where I want them, so until I do, I won't post more now.]
MUSICAL NOTES: Last night I watched "The Last Samurai." It just blew me away--what a tale! But one of the best parts was the music score by Hans Zimmer. This guy has done some of may favorite soundtracks ("Gladiator," "Batman Begins") and he did a terrific job on this one.
[So no surprise--this blog was written while listening to the stirring score to "The Last Samurai" by Hans Zimmer!"]