A Very Cool Weather Website: Windy.com

This website, windy.com, punched through the noise of my RSS feeds. It’s a live view of these weather conditions around the world: wind, waves, rain & thunder, temperature, clouds, air quality, and numerous other weather variables. What makes this site so interesting to me is the way this realtime data is presented (animated) graphically – which a simple screenshot (above)… Continue reading

Deadly, Beautiful, & at the End of Our Driveway

We were told that our property has many mushrooms, and the with rainy weather, we are beginning to see more and more of them. I downloaded an app that identifies mushrooms from photos you take. It provides the name and information about the mushroom. This afternoon I shot this photo of a mushroom at the end of the driveway by… Continue reading

Crater Lake

On the drive from Atlanta to the Oregon coast, we stopped at Crater Lake in south-central Oregon for an early morning visit. We beat the traffic and long line at the entrance. The air was chilled and refreshing. The views were gorgeous! With a depth of 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the… Continue reading

The Tree that Defies Gravity

When we were in the process of purchasing our home, the home inspector asked if we had noticed what he called “the tree that defies gravity.” Neither of us had. Here are some photos of the tree that literally defies gravity. I think it’s an old growth Sitka Spruce, but I’m not 100% certain. Tree hugging Steve is in the… Continue reading