2018 Is Fast Approaching

The temperature is dropping and the rain is falling.

There is snow to the north but we all know it wouldn’t dare snow on Cape Cod.

2017 is coming to a close. On this blog I have, with varying degrees of frequency, chronicled my time with nature.

In past years I have made calendars from my photos which I shared with family and friends over the holidays. This year I broadened the scope and have been pleased with the amount of interest.

As the days remaining in this year dwindle to a precious few, so are the number of available calendars.

Rather than venturing out in the wind and rain, I will make this offer available to you this afternoon. 2018 Cape Cod Wall Calendar

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The “Full Cold Moon” Super Moon

 

Over the next few days I will be looking for the moon. Tonight the moon rose at about 96% illumination and tomorrow night it will be over 99%.  The moon rises at 3:54 p.m. on Saturday  and 4:42 p.m on Sunday. It sets at 5:13 a.m. Saturday and 6:36 a.m. on Sunday.

At 10:23 a.m. Sunday, the moon will be full.

There will be some clouds around all weekend.

Revisiting The White Cedar Swamp

Each season allows a different layer of beauty to go on display. The young vegetation from my spring visit is dead; the lively green replaced by multicolored leaves. The branches that filtered the morning sun now provide texture to dull grey sky.  Even the shapes and grains of bark and branches have a harder, dryer edge.

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Clear Along the Horizon

As the sun was setting tonight there was a heavy cloud cover except for along the western horizon.

It felt other worldly to be standing in the dark with the only light source in front not above me.1110b1110c1110d