Transition

By: ycd0108 , 1:56 PM GMT on June 06, 2012

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The people in the background are gathered around a powerful telescope set up to view the transit of Venus. Upper left was the Astronomy Club's welcome desk where they handed out sunblock glasses. It took a bit of patience because the sky was overcast but every now and then the clouds would thin. We brought my old welding helmet and a set of welding goggles and they worked for viewing as long as one was looking through thin cloud.
We stayed for a couple of hours and saw the image of Venus Transit projected on a white target. I took a picture but I can not see much in it. Might post it here anyway.
We stopped up at our daughter's and the clouds blew away. I brought her laptop out and put up Ylee's solar cam and checked LowerCal's blog as well and we argued a bit 'cause we were seeing the image in a different orientation than the sat. images.

Sculpture (ycd0108)
OrcaSculpture
Sculpture
OrangeRose (ycd0108)
On my daughter's deck this eve.
OrangeRose
Framed (ycd0108)
Obviously guilty
Framed
Vulture (ycd0108)
This bird was swooping low over the yard
Vulture

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15. BriarCraft
9:55 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
I said what was on my mind in the comments of your photos, but no visit is complete without actually stopping in to say Hi.

Looks like you had a good day of it, clouds or no clouds. Metal sculptures made out of old parts are always interesting.
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14. OrangeRoses
5:04 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Quoting ycd0108:
OrangeRoses:

I'm out for a day or so - no connection were I'm headed.
I checked out the link on your blog to sound intensity. I run noisy equipment most days and have some measurable hearing loss. For many years hearing protection has been a part of my apparel but there were too many years before that we did not have "Peltor" ear protection.


Makes me sad that you have hearing loss. On my page it was mainly a scientific way to show people just how loud the audio pollution from passenger trucks(that these show-offs somehow made louder than the factory did). Immediately I felt another jolt of synchronicity when you opened up to let me know about your


noise-induced hearing loss

Definitions:
1. sensory hearing loss due to exposure to intense impulse or continuous sound.


It really startled me, and I felt much sympathy for u YCD (when u can MP3) *giggling* [ u might not think it's funny but it is! Why CD when u can MP 3?]

but Seriously! I did feel slightly ashamed that one simple event about decibels that irritates me here would point 2,000 miles away to you there. A long arrow of time isn't it? ooops i did it again!

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13. Ylee
5:39 AM GMT on June 10, 2012
Another weekend at the cabin, ycd? If so. that sounds really nice! One of the things on my wishlist is to build a small cabin on the back of the family farm!
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12. shoreacres
3:47 AM GMT on June 10, 2012
I just found out that Ian Tyson's going to be Grand Marshall for the Calgary Stampede. How 'bout you go over and get some nice video footage and an autograph for those of us who can't quite make it out for the occasion? (Although I'm thinking about it - seriously. There's just no way... but I'm thinking...)

Oh, my. There's no one better than Ian Tyson. Ever heard his Jaquima to Freno?

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11. shoreacres
3:06 AM GMT on June 10, 2012
I do like that Orca sculpture. I can't quite tell if those are "found" pieces or if some have been specially fabricated for the project. In either case, it's just great in a nice, steam-punkish way.

Hope you're having fun wherever you're off to. We're just down here trying to cope with the fact that August has arrived a couple of months early - or so it seems.
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10. ycd0108
9:30 PM GMT on June 09, 2012
OrangeRoses:
Maybe that idea has been used before but it was the first time I had seen it. Framing a gathering there might be fun.
Today's photo shows a Vulture swinging low over the yard. I don't know what the bird had spotted - maybe me.
I'm out for a day or so - no connection were I'm headed.
I checked out the link on your blog to sound intensity. I run noisy equipment most days and have some measurable hearing loss. For many years hearing protection has been a part of my apparel but there were too many years before that we did not have "Peltor" ear protection.
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9. OrangeRoses
12:14 AM GMT on June 09, 2012
Looks like a picture frame with the bay in the background. People can stand behind the frame with a nice background.
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8. ycd0108
3:21 PM GMT on June 08, 2012
I received a couple of comments on this latest photo so I thought I would bring it up for "Show and Tell".
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7. ycd0108
3:52 PM GMT on June 07, 2012
Morning LowerCal:
Thanks for the orientation. I figured out that whatever position anyone saw the transit in was the correct one. Never allow reality to interfere with a good argument.
OrangeRoses: T'was busy yesterday. We were expecting a friend to arrive from Seattle and just in time found out we were supposed to meet him at the airport two hours away, find some supper, drive us all home and then catch up on about a year since our last visit so by the time I got here last night I was somewhat worn. Hope you find the OrangeRose now. I was surprised to see it there. Though this plant has been there for years I had never noticed the blossoms before.
Undecided whether to rent or own this life.
"I'm just happy to be here today" Ken Hamm.
Ylee: I see from your blog you are off line for now but:
Yes the sculpture is set up in Nanaimo.
http://www.harbourliving.ca/venue/maffeo-sutton-p ark/
Never allow reality to interfere with a good argument.
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6. Ylee
10:28 AM GMT on June 07, 2012
Glad to help provide a source of argument, ycd! :)

Neat orca! Is that in Nanaimo?
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5. ycd0108
5:48 AM GMT on June 07, 2012
How could I mess up? Your OrangeRose looks a lot like mine. Que Ese?
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4. OrangeRoses
11:09 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
When you venture to the my blog pages you may find a nice suprise in a reply to your comments.


"If my life is for rent and I don't learn to buy it, then I deserve nothing more than I get because nothing I have is truly mine." Life for Rent - Dido.

4pm Vancouver Time Thanks for showing the rose. It looks slightly pinkish.

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3. LowerCal
8:12 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
What Rob said.

Then what you said.

;^)


If you want to see the Sun oriented the same as the satellite images you have to lay flat on the ground with your head pointed north and then roll on your side enough to face the Sun. That could be less or more fun and/or exercise than arguing about it depending on how you argue. ;^)
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2. ycd0108
2:22 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
Morning Rob:
Talk about SteamPunk,eh.
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1. RobDaHood
2:18 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
Love the sculpture!
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