Under the Summer Sky

The comet Neowise and the Big Dipper

Have been able to locate and see the comet Neowise several nights during July and track its location as it moves further from us. The sky has been brighter recently making it more difficult to see, and the window of opportunity from this location is diminished and it will soon be obscured by the trees.

The NASA app has been very helpful with when, and where to see the ISS and how long it is visible.

Additional photos from the series can be seen on my Flickr album Night Sky

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Today’s Post is Brought to You by the Letter P

We Need PPE, Not Federal Tyranny! Olympia Indivisible Rally Stand with Portland, BLM, Wall of Moms

A non-violent protest to Stand with Portland in support of Black Lives Matter, Wall of Moms Portland, Wall of Vets, Wall of Dads, organized by Olympia Indivisible on Saturday July 25, 2020. This was one of the dozens of rallies organized by other Indivisible chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest.

PPE, Parking, Palpable, Pandemic, Peace, Persist, Portland, Pragmatic, Protest, Power to the People

Photos: Indivisible – MoveOn – Women’s+ 

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Defend Democracy 2020

Tear Gas is a War Crime

A non-violent protest to Stand with Portland in support of Black Lives Matter, Wall of Moms Portland, Wall of Vets, Wall of Dads, organized by Olympia Indivisible on Saturday July 25, 2020. This was one of the dozens of rallies organized by other Indivisible chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Follow this link to view other photographs from this event as well as others from the past three years:

Photos: Indivisible – MoveOn – Women’s+

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Summer Sky

Finding pleasure on a warm summer evening while sheltering in place. Turning our gaze upward in search of the comet, stars, satellites, and the International Space Station. These uplifting occurrences reassure us of the creative pursuits and scientific genius of humanity. This 30 second exposure captures the football-field-sized ISS as a dot of light streaking across the sky, during a six minute window of visibility traveling at 5 miles per second.

Additional photos from the series can be seen on my Flickr album Night Sky

International Space Station, Big Dipper, Neowise July 2020 Pacific Northwest

International Space Station, 7/20/ 2020 at 9:15 p.m. Pacific Northwest.

the comet Neowise and the Big Dipper, July 2020 Pacific Northwest, South Salish Sea

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Children Say: Do Your Job

Another image from the nationwide 2018 March for Our Lives, Olympia, Washington.

Additional images from this event, and others sponsored by Indivisible, Move On, and Women’s March, can be viewed on my Flickr account.

p.s.- some of these “children” are now 18, doing their jobs, and looking forward to November 2020.

March For Our Lives 2018

All they want is for politicians to do their jobs

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