Yesterday I went down to a beach just after 5 am and watched the solstice sunrise with friends. There were seals, possibly an otter, a hummingbird, and passing orcas. There was a faint sundog to one side of the rising sun.
In the evening I mediated and watched the full moon rise just before 9:30. There were seals, an eagle in the tree above us, drummers on the other point, and a collection of people who are good to spend time with.
Solstice and strawberry moon, all at once. I’m told that it will be 70 years till it happens again. I made a conscious decision not to take a camera, in order to be in the moment, but I took some snaps with my phone.
The world is a beautiful place, especially where we live.
…was rather nice, considering it rained for some of the time.
We found mushrooms. (This one was about 8 or 9 inches in diameter.)
We found a strange white fungus on a tree trunk, oozing liquid.
We found autumn leaves, of course.
We found the edge between sandstone and cedar.
We found apples!
We found one of the most beautiful nurse logs I’ve ever seen.
We found the vegetation at the edge of the marsh, all in layers.
We found autumn leaves in the cleft of a rock.
We found a very good time with friends.
A beautiful day for photographing rockpools on sandstone.
Sometimes out of focus photos just look good. I quite liked this one.
And this is what it looked like in focus… I liked it that way too.
It was the congruity of the shapes in the reflection and the background that caught my eye.
Formed by a convenient assemblage of rocks.