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Monday, February 6, 2023

Unusual Apparitions

  What is that strange apparition marching across the front of this desk?
shadow on a desk front

Even stranger, why is only one of these lights apparently on? (No the bulbs aren't burned out.)
glowing light fixture

There was a strange appearance in the sky today which caused a row of my bottles to cast that shadow across the desk.
cobalt blue glass bottles

And the glowing light? That one was a little weird. As the sun began to go down (a little later than this picture), the light coming through a window was only hitting one of the globes of the dining room light, resulting in the appearance that only one of the lights was on. It was NICE to look outside and realize there was sun!
winter sky

In other news: I finally have the house and my mind ordered enough to start working on two huge projects. They are each difficult, but I'm going to try to spend a small amount of time on each one every day.

The first is to deal with all the applications by long distance NCT hikers that have come in while I've been away. People are understandably annoyed, and I need to get cracking on this project. I made a tiny dent today in terms of getting organized to work on it.

The other one is to keep working on cataloging the pictures from the hike. All of the pictures from all my other hikes of the past 32 years are coded, numbered, labeled, etc. To date the hike with the most pictures was the Arrowhead hike in 2009 with over 1000 pictures taken mainly by 3 people. This hike has thousands, plural, of photos with a lot of photographers. I want to include the pictures sent to me by others, because those are just about the only pictures of me, since I don't take many selfies. I made some small forays into that project while I was still on the trail, but only a bare beginning. I have no idea how long this will take (at least months because I can only stand to work on it for so long at a time- tedious), but today I tried to pull together the information I did get recorded while I was hiking into a framework.

See Nothing But Blue Skies


Ann said...

The shadow from the bottles in the window was pretty cool but the one lit light was really something.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "Those do both sound like big projects! When Dada went through and retagged all his photos after Apple killed off Aperture and iPhoto, it took him close to a year!"

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- It was a little spooky!

Tim- You can get recognition patches for hiking either all the NCT miles in one state or 1000 unique miles. Then you can keep getting patches if you hike more until you hike the whole thing.

Charlee- tell Dada I am groaning for him. Picture tracking is a serious job.