Next time I go by this mailbox, I’ll have to leave the Birds a note!
Or better yet, I could send them one by airmail!?
My Cloud Collector’s Handbook says that a halo like this is practically diagnostic of cirrostratus clouds, resulting from the sunlight being “refracted and reflected” by the ice crystals that make up this kind of cloud.
What a perfect placement for this pick-up — the way its red picks up the red of the rose-hips ~
The February version of “the magic hour”!
Back on the Sealth ferry heading for Lopez Island! A fun custom on some Washington State Ferries is to work on jigsaw puzzles during a crossing. The puzzles are set out on a selection of tables, like this one, and anyone who wants to is invited to fit a piece or two in.
Silver Star architecture is VERY colorful with lots of “gingerbread” ornament, as shown here . . . but the first ski cabins here were these very interesting A-frames with just a bit of a curve to the A shape, like this one:
For a look at the insides of this curvy cabin, click here.
(Interesting architecturally but not ski in and out like our condo!)
Also my Nordic ski instructors and coaches! This was my first time ever on cross-country skis (fun, different!) and such a beautiful day too. Amy thinks we skied about 8 kilometers! That was in the morning; Amy and Lib are going out for more this afternoon (I’m tuckered!).