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Sunsets & the Horizon

The valley the himitage looks out on is about 2 miles long. There is a farm house and outbuilding on the ridge to the right. Those are the only human-made structures that are visible between the himitage and the ocean, except for some electrical poles and wires. The rest is just land and trees. At 750' above sea level, I'm told my horizon is about 80 miles out. The shipping lane is 65 miles out, so, with a good telescope, it is interesting to watch the ships meander by. It is marvelous to watch the sun say goodnight to the ocean, in it's many different ways.

The Horizon


8/01


1. Sunrise 11/25/01 2. Sunset 11/25/01
Hard to tell the difference


1. Horizon 12/18/01. 2. On 1/20/02.


1. 9/12/01 - The sun moves south for the winter. 2. 11/29/01 - Sunset resembles a Tsunami wave coming over the mountain ridge.


1. Sunset: West South West 11/26/01. 2. Sunset: West 11/26/01

Sunset Comparisons, Year to Year
Compairing my first few days here with a year later.
Note: 2002 photos are impacted by heavy smoke from the Bisquit Fire

Day 1 - July 31

1. 2.
1. 2001 2. 2002

3. 4.
3. 20/03. 4. 2004


5. 2006, 6. 2009

Day 2 - August 1

1. 2.

1. 2001 2. 2002

3. 4.
3. 2003. 4. 2004

Day 3 - August 2

1. 2.
1. 2001 , 2. 2002.

3. 4.
3. 2003 4. 2004

Day 4 - August 3


1. 2001. 2. 2002

Day 5 - August 4


1. 2001. 2. 2002

Day 6 - August 5, 2002

1.
1. Sunset

2. 3.
2. A few minutes later - Mesa , NM shows up on the sky line. 3. A few minutes later.

Day 7 - August 6, 2002

Day 8 - August 7, 2002


1. The sun burning through the smoke. 2. Sunset.

Day 9 - August 8, 2002


Panorama


1: South, 2: Southwest


3: West


4: Northwest, 5: North

The Fog


1: West, 2: North


12/01

Full Moon


This was at about 5am on Wednesday, February 27, 2002. The full moon shown on the Pacific ocean and the slight reflection near the bottom of the photo is the roof of the Shakin' Shack.

Fallout from the July/August, 2002 California/Oregon Biscuit Forest Fire


1. 7/24/02. Smoke blows West leaving a trail of ashes. 2. By nightfall. 3. Red fireball of a sun nears edge of smoke


1. The sun still does its job providing wonderful sunsets just 14 miles from the forest fires on 7/25/02. 2. On 7/27/02

1. On 7/3102 with the sun burns through clouds of smoke. 2. On 8/01/02


Aerial photo shows home base for 2,000 of the 7,000 firefighters, this one at Upper Chetco School just north of Brookings/Harbor, Oregon.


The Prior of the Wildwood Hirmitage as smoke hovers over the valley to the ocean. 8/14/02
Check out our
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