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Evening commute.

Evening commute.

Winter in Seattle provides a great variety of weather from sunshine and blue skies to thick fog and heavy rains, sometimes all during the same day, sometimes all at the same time. Never a dull moment.

Inversion

Space Needle shrouded in fog

Space Needle shrouded in fog

Seattle has been under an inversion for the past few days and many residents have been complaining about an odor associated with the ground-clinging fog. It seems to have affected the low-lying downtown area the most, but this morning, upon stepping out to walk the dogs, I noticed that here in Lower Queen Anne it smelled like Lewiston, Idaho. And it isn’t money.

2015, New Year, New (sorta) City

An inversion has trapped clouds along the Seattle waterfront for the past few days.

An inversion has trapped clouds along the Seattle waterfront for the past few days.

I began the year 2013 watching the ball drop in Times Square, New York City. I began the year 2014 watching the glow of the light show over The Bund, in Shanghai. I began the year 2015 watching fireworks shoot from the Space Needle, in Seattle. It’s been an interesting few years. 2016? Maybe gazing at the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, or watching a 17 foot foam potato drop in Boise, Idaho? too soon to say.