I had my doubts earlier today, but the clouds cleared just in time for the total lunar eclipse. Here’s a series of shots over about a 90 minute period beginning with the partial phase and ending with totality.
Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
In the early morning hours, Green Lake can be an oasis of calm when there’s frantic activity and traffic just a block or two away. I loaded up my kids early and took them to the glassy lakeside before school today to watch the changing shades of sunrise. If you’re a kid of the 1980s like myself, you might remember the following Ferris Bueller quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Perhaps I’m feeling philosophical this morning as I’ve been reading about the Stoics lately, but the sunrise this morning struck me as a grand reminder of our place in the universe and the wonderful things that can’t be bought nor taken away from us.
Join your neighbors and keep in touch with what’s happening in our neighborhood. Learn about issues coming up in 2019, including crime prevention, construction, green lake protection and preservation, and the basics on how to prepare for major disasters.
Here’s the agenda so far:
Disaster Preparedness – the Basics
Carl Leon – Friends of Green Lake
Rob Zisette – SPD North Precinct NPAC Report (seattlenpac.blogspot.com)
Doug Bambrick – Topics / Issues for 2019
Paul Kostek – Attendees
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months at The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way North at the corner of 1st Ave NE. This is the only high-rise on Green Lake and is near Nell’s Restaurant. Consider carpooling, walking or taking transit since parking can be limited.
Green Lake Community Council meetings are open to the public. People residing or operating a business near Green Lake are encouraged to attend and consider running
for the board:
Paul Kostek – Chair 206-915-6645 / email@example.com
Lisa Stuebing – Vice Chair
Forrest Corbett – Secretary
Lucy Lauterbach – Treasurer
Board Members at Large: Ellen Hewitt
Calling all young artists! Join Seattle Audubon for a morning of birding and drawing. Meet at the Green Lake Library, then take a short bird walk to observe the ducks living in and around Green Lake. After the walk, you will return to the library to warm up with hot chocolate and have a lesson and activity on sketching the ducks you just spotted. This free event is designed for youth and families and will introduce the annual Washington state Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for K-12 students. Drawing paper and basic materials will be provided; young artists are welcome to bring their own pencils or other drawing media. Space is limited, so please register HERE.