Category Archives: Physical Environment

Green Flash

I have been trying for several years to capture the optical phenomenon known as the “green flash.” Although theoretically possible to see during any sunrise or sunset, the terrain around Sitka limits near sea level viewing possibilities from the downtown … Continue reading

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Dropping Snow and Sun

When I checked the forecast this morning, it called for rain showers, mostly before noon. However, when I looked around outside, it seemed pretty nice. On my way to a walk around Totem Park, I noticed the snow levels had … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse

For a while it appeared that we would not see much during today’s partial solar eclipse. However, about halfway through the event around the maximum extent of the moon’s coverage of the sun, the clouds started breaking up and I … Continue reading

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Migrating Geese

Yesterday as the sun was dropping low in the sky, I noticed a flock of geese flying south. I often try to guess how many are in a flock and then actually count to see. Sometimes, especially with distant birds … Continue reading

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Tuesday Evening Sunset

Tuesdays are shaping up to be full days, and today was not an exception. I did not spend too much time outside today, but did take a few minutes this evening to get some pictures of the colorful sunset. Although … Continue reading

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Full Moon through the Clouds

It was a pretty full day between getting my brother off to the airport, various classes, and an extra webinar that I participated on. What time I spent outside was mostly going to or from various places. However, while walking … Continue reading

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