Monthly Movie for February

By , February 19, 2019

Here’s the February Monthly Movie.

I intend to shoot a short, 30-60 second video of the homestead’s view every month, hopefully from the same spot on the beach.

Funny, I decided to try to avoid taking these movies on a sunny day, since I didn’t want to give the wrong impression. In the time I’d intended to shoot the video, I had one cloudy day in a long string of clear ones; I didn’t get out to shoot it on that day, so I had to settle for sunshine. Wouldn’t it be ironic if that happened every month?

A Snowy Optical Illusion

By , February 16, 2019

For me, life in Alaska (41 years total now, as of February 12th!) has largely featured optical illusions. I am constantly confounded by looking around me and seeing things that don’t make sense. Indeed, I made that the theme of my first book, Shy Ghosts Dancing: Dark Tales from Southeast Alaska.

Recently, I saw something that didn’t make sense to me, and I got photos to back myself up!

snow on the deck

Snow falling through cracks creates parallel patterns cut diagonally by . . . other cracks? (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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