Light Show

We’re north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.   The place we’re staying is directly on a small beach. Well, ‘small’ is probably the wrong word.   It doesn’t have a poetic name, it doesn’t have majestic cliffs, it doesn’t have any fancy restaurants or hotels or activities.   It’s just a regular, small, coastal beach…

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Watching the Wheels Go Round

What is it about watching the sun come up and watching the sun go down? After all, it’s just a way of watching the planet turn in its usual way, day after day.  At least for me, watching a sunrise, and watching a sunset, never gets old. Each one the fundamentally the same, each one…

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Solstice Splendor 2014

Sunrise and sunset on the solstice. To the east, the sun breaks a new day above the sharp peaks of the young Alps. To the west, the day comes to its end as the sun sets behind the gentle slopes of the ancient Jura range. Welcome, splendid Winter.

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Seasonal Calendar

On an evening run last night, the sky was blazing while the meadows and paths held strange flying carpets of white. Autumn is creeping in, leaving the first tentative misty patches at ground level before the great fogs of winter settle over the Lake Geneva basin. Time to prepare for the upcoming season. And so…

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