Zigzag Clouds Colored by Sunset

I was struck by the zigzag formation of the clouds a little after sunset late this afternoon (sun is now setting around 4:30 pm). I am guessing this is an indication there were different wind speeds at different levels of the atmosphere, but I’m not sure.

Morning Moon

Last night was one of those where I laid there with my mind working on a problem it apparently decided needed to be solved. This doesn’t happen very often for me, but it seems like when it does, interesting ideas come up. I don’t think I fell asleep until after 1am, and I was awake … Read more

Leesoffskaia Bay

Although Leesoffskaia Bay is close to town, and I’ve been in it quite a few times over the years, I have spent very little time poking around on land. Today I probably more than doubled my total time on the ground, looking around on the forested spur of land and adjacent tide flats that protect … Read more

Full Moon and High Tide

On my way to the Backdoor for breakfast this morning, I noticed a big just-past-full moon looking striking low in the sky to the west-northwest. In hindsight I probably should have gone for photos right away, but instead I decided the moon was high enough that I had time to eat and then go try … Read more

Sitka Nature Show #176 – Andy Szabo

Download Radio Show The January 20th show featured a conversation with Andy Szabo, of the Alaska Whale Foundation. Andy was in town doing some survey work utilizing drones with high resolution cameras and sensitive laser altimeters which they can use to estimate body size/condition of the whales. We spoke about the use of drones as … Read more

Winter Sunset

Most of the late fall and winter (so far) has been poor for chasing the green flash, but things have been a bit better this month. As the sun was dropping low this afternoon, it looked like skies were clearing in the southwest, so I decided to make a trip down to the bridge in … Read more