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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kitchenhenge - Installment 3

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Still cloudy in the morning. I did manage to dry laundry outside, but couldn't see the sun at sunrise. But it was my last chance to get a pix even close to the equinox, so I took it.

As a reminder, these are pictures taken from my kitchen step at or soon after sunrise. I try to take them on the solstices and equinoxes, but what with clouds and my affinity for midnight rather than dawn... let's just say that one should never try to make a calendar from my findings.

Anyway, this time I thought that I would shrink the previous pix and stack them with the red line, which is just for orientation... it goes through the same tree in each one. The dates are: top to bottom, Sep 24, 2009, Jun 24, 2009, Mar 23, 2009, Feb 17, 2009 (not even close to the winter solstice), and a year ago... Sep 21, 2008.

Now you can easily see how the sun wanders north and south from where it rises on the equinoxes.

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So, I'm off in the morning. Couldn't get a contest together for this month. Couldn't get any posts done ahead. I'm really hopeful that I'll be able to post from the hike a few time. For some good reason, views on this blog have increased since I came home from the Minnesota hikes, so I am really sorry that the regular posts will be on hiatus so soon again. Thanks so much, everyone!

See Kitchenhenge- Installment 2


Julia said...

Have a great time! Wish I were hiking too.

Cherry said...

don't worry about not being able to post frequently. i do too, when things get busy. enjoy hiking! will look forward to your hiking photos! ;)

betchai said...

wow, i remember you had similar post of this before, and i told myself i should do so and copy you the way sun rises from our backyard, but then, had not started it yet :(

Ratty said...

Even though you're already gone, have a great time! You'll be that much closer to your goal. So congratulations, you're doing a great job! I guess this one will be for when you get back. :)

Mandy Southgate said...

What an interesting post!! I love seeing the evidence of the sun moving north and south!

Lynda Lehmann said...

A neat idea, and a clever title to go with it. Our personal photo perspective is only as wide as the front porch or the back stoop, right? :)

I'm with you on the midnight and daytime quandary. I'm often filled with ideas when I should be sleeping, and wanting sleep when I should be energized for the day's affairs...

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Julia- maybe we can hike sometime

Cher- Thanks. I have put a few up already... this is a rather civilized hike.

Betchai- Yes, I really have been trying to get the 4 seasonal sunrises of the year for a while. Having a blog was enough incentive to get me to really remember.

Thanks, Ratty!

Emm- I'm so glad you like it! Now if the weather would just cooperate so I can really get the exact dates.

Lynda- yup... Stonehenge or the City of the Dead are grand, but I only see the sunrise from my kitchen!

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