Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Spring is my favorite time of year. Today I went to Bishops Beach and walked and walked. The tides were way out, rocks that you never see were sticking up and the sand went on forever.   Probably the big moon is affecting the tides. We have wonderful tide pools with intriguing  mollusks and invertebrates. Warm balmy 40 degree weather. Ah, spring...

Monday, March 14, 2011


What a incredibly terrible disaster! I feel so bad for Japan. They are huge bead makers, I wonder if the bead factories were destroyed?  I can relate to them on many levels, the ring of fire being the major similarity that comes to mind. Alaska has the same pacific volcanic rim and we get lots of earthquakes but haven't had one like that since 1964. Tsunamis are scary and here in Homer we have the sirens that warn us and the possibilities of horrendous waves. My heart goes out to the Japanese and I'm really impressed with the way the people seem to be handling it, without panic and a calm politeness. These pictures on this page are worth taking a look at.

And then there's the nuclear disasters happening and looming...    Love and respect to Japan.