Desaturation of Light

August 26, 2017
The day of the eclipse, I stood in a bright meadow of wildflowers with members of my family. It was reported that we should expect unanticipated reactions. Certainly for me such was my fear of vision loss, even with the protection of eclipse shades over the eyes, that I decided to look at the meadow and watch the transitions, obliquely, only to fac...
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Pierce National Wildlife Refuge

August 13, 2017
At the time of my visit with the Friends of the Columbia Gorge in late spring, areas of the Pierce Wildlife Refuge were still flooded from all the rain this year, and thus inaccessible for walking. We passed through open fields around tall stands of oaks without walking through them, in order to avoid close proximity with the great heron rookeries...
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