Picture of Today 10/6/2017, Late Harvest Moon in the Early Morn

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I went for a walk this morning walk before the sunrise, after taking on a small errand delivery. Seeing the Moon shining bright and illuminated partially in the clouds, I remember it’s the Harvest Moon!

Yes indeed, this Harvest Moon was glorious with its heavy moonlight, enhanced by thinning clouds. Almanac.com best puts it, “The Harvest Moon is the full Moon nearest the start of fall or the autumnal equinox. This usually means it coincides with the September full Moon, though it can also fall nearer to the October full Moon, occurring anywhere from two weeks before to two weeks after the equinox.”

Because This Moon rises and sets close to the sun cycles, there is more moonlight. This helps the farmers with changes made during the Summer and Fall Seasons. Hence, the Harvest Moon name. The last Harvest Moon was in 2009. The next will be in 2020.

Overall, an awesome sight and reward for waking up earlier than usual. I took the above shot from Pier 66 on the Seattle Waterfront, overlooking Elliot Bay. the sunrise was also beautiful, of which I will feature in my next posting…

– Orion T

Picture of Today 1/17/16, Down the Lights …

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Today’s shot is brought to you with extra gloom in Seattle, for the recent Seahawks loss in the NFL playoffs this season.

Yet, the 12 spirit shall live on as fans here shall be wearing their jerseys and waving their flags again for the next season. Also, the game against the Carolina Panthers had a fantastic and amazing second half and that is worth some cheer for such valiant effort. But forget that painful first half, (unless you’re more of a Panther fan; than cheers and congrats to you). Now, I look forward to the next season.

In the meantime, here is a great quote to ponder from football legend Joe Namath…

“Football Is an honest game. It’s true to life . It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.”

– Orion T

 

 

 

Pictures of Saturday 5/2/15, Waterfront Blue

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Finally, time to relax..

A lot of us had a rough week. Some more than others. A huge protest involving more than 10,000 people in Baltimore happened last week, over the untimely death of Freddie Gray. The death was later ruled a homicide, with six involved police officers charged. A riot also broke, leading to urban chaos Baltimore.

In other parts of the country, many experienced some first world problems. Multiple theaters sold out on seats for the opening day of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Some were not looking forward to the disappointment and waste of money spent on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight.

In Seattle, I just wanted to be me. For that, I was hoping to leave the citylife for a day and enjoy some outdoor adventure surrounded by trees and shrubbery. But the errand-doings squandered much of the day, so I instead decided to use the good time leftover by the ol Seattle city waterfronts. The weather was beautiful, and the atmosphere cheery. Here are some highlights of that time…

051 copyThe entrance to the Seattle Aquarium. I love this sign. I should go in, someday. I promise to take pictures when I do..

060 copyA local street performer act. He drew a lot of attention among the locals and tourists. Not so much for the unicorn head, but also for being quiet good with his drum beats on the buckets..

067 copyWhile looking for a restroom, I stumbled upon a second floor food court on Pier 57, of which I did not know existed. It’s a cozy spot for those who like local junk food and cool neon signs.

070 copyI love neon signs. The bigger and more, the better.

074 copyBack outside Pier 57, the Seattle Great Wheel continues to thrill. I remember not liking this much when the attraction first opened in 2012. Now, I have gotten used to it and appreciate the cheer it spreads.

073 copySome free reading material, as it was “Free Comic Book Day” on May 2nd. I partook in a comic store visit that day. I found a nice seat by the waterfront., and enjoyed them.

085 copyLater on at Pier 62/63..the nice wide open wood area. There is a ping-pong table that I have never seen used for ping-pong. Still, it’s there and looks oddly cool in the sunlight.

2015-05-02 19.49.26A look at a tiny boat, using an extra lens mounted at Pier 66.

091 copyA look at the water, before I go. I promise to take more pics of the water on my next stroll through here.

– Orion T

Pictures of Yesterday 4/20/14

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I can never resist a gathering this colorful.

And here, was the Sakura Con; a gathering of a different sort than yesterday and day before’s NorWesCon. This event focused more towards the appreciation and partaking of Japanese anime and manga. Much of the action was inside the convention center, where the event was centered. However, the heavy rains of the last days finally stopped. Many attendees came out the open behind the convention center, to enjoy the sun and surroundings of each other.

Above, is a Sakura Con tradition continued; where many gathering in a circle whole other participants each kick a bottle and eventually have it spun to a someone connecting the circle. That person soon gets a hug from the bottle kicker, and replaces the other..to continues the cycle.

Also, there some dancing, posing for cameras, and more fun-having.

Here are a few pics..
I’ll post more up, another day..

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Picture by Orion Tippens. Note: Do not copy or use any of the images here or herein without written consent (contact Orion at travelingorion.wordpress.com). © Copyright 2014 Orion Tippens. All Rights Reserved