Monday, June 29, 2015

The Planets are in Align

I went out into my yard this evening and saw this:


As if the fire blob in the sky the other night was not enough.

Now Venus and Jupiter are conjunctering.  Or something.  Moving in on each other.  Won't happen again for a really long time, so step out and take a look just after dark.  Look west to northwest.



In other news, Civic Stadium, an iconic baseball arena in Eugene, built in 1938, went up in flames this afternoon.  I never attended a game there, but everyone in Oregon knows about Civic Stadium and it makes me think Field of Dreams.  Always.  Now its history, gone baby gone.


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  1. Deliberately lit? The big fires so often are.
    Way too cloudy to see anything aligning over here.

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    1. Cause not yet determined. However, a group had recently purchased the stadium, intent on preserving it. It's possible work had been done and sometimes that can lead to a fire. Our weather here is so abnormally hot and dry. Fire danger is out of this world right now. Tiny sparks, like from a lawnmower, can lead to destruction if that spark lands in something ready to go.

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  2. Dreadful when things go up in flames, as you say history gone....

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    1. Yes, it is sad it is gone and can never come back.

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  3. That's an interesting texture to your sky pictures. How did you do that?

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    1. In Picassa, I used "fill light" to lighten the photo, so the tree outline would show.

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    2. I store my photos in the free program Picasa online. You can manipulate them in Picasa, as they have all sorts of editing possibilities. But to resize them, I have to open them in another free program---Irfanview. And to further edit, like filling in by paintbrush flashed out eyes, I use yet another free program---GIMP, which is an excellent free photo edit program.

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    3. I love the availability of free programs online. I use Libre Office as a replacement for Word, which I cannot afford and Libre has an imitation spreadsheet program that mimics Excel. So I keep all my cat fixing records on Libre office's spreadsheet program. But its free. Unlike Excel.

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    4. I too use Picasa and Libre Office. I also use the program that came with my camera for editing photos. Both of them are pretty basic, but it would be interesting to spend a little time and see what they actually can do.

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