24 August 2017

Smoky Golfing - Toward Lolo, Montana

Please pray for the fire situation in the West, which is affecting much more important daily aspects of life than the local golf games. 

(I think I heard a shocked gasp somewhere in cyberspace: More important than golf?) 

Nighttime photos posted by others illustrate more dramatically that this is a dire situation and we crave rain.

23 August 2017

Heirloom Tomatoes- Missoula, Montana

I'm seeing red today - and yellow and interspersed swathes of green: all the best colours of heirloom tomatoes from the Missoula Farmers Market
I'm feeling healthier just looking at them!

21 August 2017

92% Totality - Missoula, Montana

92% totality is still pretty bright! 

Looking through our NASA-approved glasses, we could safely see the "banana sun", as predicted for our city. Daylight dimmed a bit, and the temperature dropped noticeably. I remember that it got very dark and quiet during the 1979 eclipse, so general expectation was for more darkness, or at least mysterious gloom. Good to know that a mere 8% of our sun's wattage is rather impressive!