One AM Rocket Launch

Here’s a video I took (sans tripod), Wednesday night. I had wondered what it would look like from my spot on the beach which is about twenty miles away from Cape Canaveral . It was probably a once in a lifetime experience for me. There are fewer “firsts” as we age. There was also a full moon out over the Atlantic. Thanks Marlene for the “launch alert.” It was something to see! There’s a still shot and then the video, see the blast light up the sky.

Here’s the video for the patient. It’s 3 + minutes long. It was remarkable to witness the launch.

One AM Rocket Launch. Yes, I should have turned the camera to landscape in
Just the beginning. Like a hot sunrise on the horizon
This is what was launched
The moon was bright -taken before midnight

Ned Kahn’s Cloud Arbor by the Children’s Museum

Last time I visited the Children’s Museum was August 2019. Today I returned with grandsons Charlie and Roy. (And their Mom, Laura) stopping to see “the pipes” is a family tradition. Ned Kahn is the artist who created this living and breathing sculpture.

Charlie running to catch the cloudy mist
Wind and weather affect the cloud
So much fun to feel the cool mist on a hot day in June

Cloud Arbor with Jack and Maura in 2016

Cloud Arbor August 2019 with Maura and Charlie

Groundhog Day February 2nd

How it started- Groundhog’s Day first celebration in Punxsutawney was in 1886.

If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another fight. If Candlemas Day brings cloud and rain, Winter will not come again.

A Scottish saying:

If Candlemas be fine and clear, There’ll be two winters in the year.”

Here’s a 2014 blog post about the movie Groundhog Day filmed in Woodstock, Illinois.

Steve and I met Punxsutawney Phil in the Strip District at Wigle Whiskey Philapalooza
February 2020

Shadow or no? Check back after sunrise Feb 2nd

Blog posts galore celebrating Groundhog Day

Me and Laura and Mary in the cold dark woods Punxsutawney PA 2014