Sunday, November 6 Sunset arrived at 4:42 p.m. on our first day of “standard” time. And in another 48 hours, a tremendous shadow would fall across our country.
Dark days lie ahead. But now more than ever, we turn to the light. One beacon: The Southern Poverty Law Center, which combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation.
And the American Civil Liberties Union shines on.
Of course, a “hyuuuge” loser in all this is the environment. So we turn our eyes to the National Resources Defense Council, which uses law and science (remember that?) to safeguard the earth, as well as Greenpeace and other groups that fight global warming.
Sigh. Darkness can make it hard to see well. So let’s hold hands—and keep our eyes open. 😦 😦
Home, chaotic home. 10.15.16 Kayak-camping on Shea Island (just us geeks) after paddling from home, slightly-more-organized home, 20NM away. A late start and high winds made the slogging tough—and our sleeping bags that much cozier.
There’s order in the universe. Did you know that you can tell the air temperature just by listening? All you need are crickets! They slow down in autumn (like the rest of us), but their chirps are spot on. Here’s how we knew the nighttime temperature outside our tent was 45°F:
To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit Count number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get temperature. (Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F)
To convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius Count number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get temperature. (Example: 48 chirps ÷ 3 + 4 = 20° C)
Alex makes tracks for the loo
Deer made tracks last night!
See more interpretations of this week’s photo challenge 🙂 🙂