The view out my window right now. (Actually, now that I’m posting this, the view is a little less purpley and rather more orangey.)
Yesterday @jackieLbrewer and I had breakfast at Bo Peep’s, then went for a walk in the glorious bright sun at Mattis Park. Now it looks like it will be days before we see the sun again, but that’s of small consequence given that it looks to be rather nice for Halloween.
Stacidomo Illinois Terminal je sunsubiro.
Every winter I look out at our icy, snow-covered patio and think, “Next summer I should spend time out on the patio!” But once a windy, chilly spring turns into a hot muggy summer, I don’t actually get out nearly as often as I might. This morning though, it was warm in the early morning, giving me a chance to get out while there was still lots of shade. (I have since pulled most of the weeds visible in the graveled areas.)
I have long imagined a DIY project for a self-adjusting sundial. You put it down on any flat surface and it uses a magnetometer and a small motor to find north and orient itself correctly, and then uses a GPS and another small motor find the latitude and set the angle of the gnomon.
Chilly and blustery today, but sunny and not at all dreary. Strong winds overnight took down nearly all the leaves—but not the ones on the sycamores!
Spent an hour on the patio, gradually pushing my chair back, keeping in the sweet spot—in the shade but not in the puddle produced by the gutter—until my feet and shanks had been exposed to as much sun as I thought wise.
Perhaps because he didn’t know the term photobiomodulation,
Taking my coffee out on the patio, watching the dawn light up the trees. A nice change from sitting at the computer.
Exposing your skin to dawn/dusk sunlight (UV index near zero) for 30 minutes provides at least 24 hours of protection against sunburn.