Picture of Today 11/20/2017, The Cold Scene

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I little earlier today in the afternoon, I recall the temperature at 45 degrees (F). The rain was heavy from the morning, and then came a break after with mild winds. Coming out to lunch, I felt the remainder of chill air.

The effect felt refreshing. Not sure why. I think perhaps, there’s something natural about this, mixed with the view of the trees over the fence upon Myrtle Edwards Park, with Elliot Bay in the distance. There, I noticed the leaves nearly gone from the trees, so much more than those of the inner Seattle City. being near the water, I am guessing the winds have done more work here, allowing more cold air to pass through from the sky above.

– Orion T

Picture of Today 9/6/2017, The Troubling Skies

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For the past couple days, the skies throughout the Pacific Northwest have been full of ash and remnants of terrible wildfires from the Oregon state. The result here in the Seattle area is everything looking like a bad Instagram filter and health risks. Still, not as bad as Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Southwest. There, whole islands are now wrecked, with Florida not quite ready for the storm’s violent path.

For now, we must endure wherever we are, until things get better. Here in Seattle, there is a 10%-20% chance of rain, which will help clear the skies and clean things down. Such chances are not the best, but holding on to hope is the best one we can do. As for the other end of the US, we hope for a diminished end of Hurricane Irma…sooner the better. And the hopes don’t end there. We just keep praying or whatever us humans do, for peaceful and clear days.

– Orion T

The picture above is of the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. Here, you have one of two quick shots from my smartphone, then I kept my mouth closed and hurried home.