12 April 2015

Sunday Morning

There was a dense fog earlier, but the sun is bright, and the glare is blinding. That is, for all us Alaskans who spend so many months of short daylight hours and now resemble mole people, squinting at that big shiny thing in the sky.

Mole man ... sorta

Visitors from the States will think we fuss too much, and they're probably right. The sun is a good one-third brighter down there. I didn't need sunglasses when we first arrived, but was wearing shades just like everyone else, the next spring.

We're doing a bit of preparation for next week's departure to sunnier climes ... and I just haven't been motivated to write much.

Sorry 'bout that. I do appreciate those of you who still drop by, and those leave comments, too. Have a great day!


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Driving today noticed green tips on most of the tree branches. Hope we don't get a spring blizzard that damages the tree limbs.

Rev. Paul said...

Wouldn't be the first time, but definitely not ideal. We have a few buds on the northern birch, but nothing else ... yet.

Ed Bonderenka said...

This may be the first year the lilies come up unthreatened by snow.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Mole Man is cute!

With the bright sun visible, I would wear sunglasses. Wearing them can help prevent cataracts.

Chickenmom said...

I have those glasses that turn dark in the sun - only problem with them is if you go back inside - can't see a dang thing until they turn clear again!

Rev. Paul said...

Ed, the only lilies here are greenhouse plants, so snow's not an issue. :)

Thanks, Sandy. And yes, we know about the cataract threat; I was thinking specifically about driving, but failed to mention that.

Chickenmom, me too. You can get "transition" lenses that lighten more quickly, but they don't get as dark outside. That works up here, but probably wouldn't further south.