I was intrigued by the shapes and colors of the cloud formations as the sun set this afternoon.
@sensoryminder – faint pitter-patter of light rain. # @sensoryminder light breeze some longer drooping hemlock branches swaying gently then resting again. # @sensoryminder the sun is a bit below the horizon to the WSW. # @sensoryminder On a beautiful clear (but chilly) day, the sun is in the SSW, and less than 10 degrees above … Read more
Coming up Katlian Street toward the stop light, the view of the moon rising over the snow-covered Sisters was striking.
There are two primary winter weather patterns that we see in Sitka. When high pressure builds over Canada, it will sometimes spill out over the coast mountains and push into the Gulf of Alaska. Winds are typically out of the North, bringing with them colder temperatures and crystal clear skies, with snow-covered mountains brilliant in … Read more
Each of these pictures was taken from beside Crescent Harbor this afternoon.
I do not remember seeing Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) around Sitka when I was growing up. There’s a good chance it was here and I didn’t notice it, but I suspect I’m fairly safe in saying that it probably was not as common then as it is now. This species is introduced, and potentially invasive, … Read more