Clouds do a soul good.


“Clouds in my Coffee” by ~suitehearts

Every day the clouds come, I feel so much more at ease. The west coast summer days seem to dry out my energy. It’s really not the heat, it’s the light. However, grey skies in winter do drag on, and the cold makes things worse. But seeing objects in the sky gives a needed dimension to eyesight, and the lighting is more enjoyable. I just can’t communicate how good it feels… it just feels right. Plus it’s great for the camera, unless rain accompanies the clouds.

Woody Allen and I are in the cloudy camp. I’d like to here what more filmmakers, painters, poets and dreamers have to say on the subject.

SCIENCE TIME! According to a geologist friend of mine, Dennis Bokovoy, proponents of the “water canopy theory” believe that there used to be a vapor shield around the Earth that kept the climate pleasant and diffused the Sun’s light and energy. These scientists usually subscribe to Creationism, believing the bubble popped before Noah’s flood causing the first rain. Their theory explains that the high atmospheric pressure created a more inhabitable environment on Earth, allowing for the prosperity of large amounts of vegetation and mega-creatures, such as the brachiosaurus (who’s brain is so far away from it’s heart, that either it would have to have a huge heart, or it would need a high pressure environment to survive) and the woolly mammoth (which have been found to have been completely frozen by climate change before they even had a chance to decompose.) This high pressure would have produced similar effects that hyperbaric chambers use to heal various ailments. To learn more about Creationism, check out Creation Encounter Tours


Water is mysterious.

It’s 10am.

Today, I woke up from a good dream – not necessarily a cheerful dream, but a good one.

There’s a hotel at Nye Beach that will give you that feeling, especially in the evening. It feels much more like a large house than a hotel, and if you keep climbing the staircase, you’ll find yourself in a wide reading room with windows looking out to the Oregon coast.

Before I moved here, people warned me of the rain. But the water really makes this place come alive. It brings out the mystery of everything, so that I don’t get so caught up in ugly things. It makes me want to find a secret passageway into a real world.

Ooh, it’s really pouring now! Now if you don’t mind, my honey lemon ginger tea is waiting.

Pictures of Sylvia Beach Hotel - Hotel Photos

The Columbia River from the Hood River Bridge – Duncan Davidson
Sunset at Sylvia Beach Hotel – TripAdvisor