Posted on November 18, 2008
Posted by John Scalzi
There you go. Enjoy.
Anyone else see a UFO hovering in the background there?
I just see Indiana….
That’s your sunset?
Where’s the snow?
We’ve got at least 4 inches on the ground up here, and I’m not that far north of you.
But the sun’s still up in Seattle….Oh Cruel Time zones, taunting us out here in the West….
Indiana? We called the dog Indiana.
Yep, Matty, there is a UFO up there, near the middle of the picture, just above the horizon.
Now we know where Scalzi gets his “inspiration” for his “stories.” And it’s straight out of of “Mars Attacks.”
We had something like that here in LA this weekend… With all the smoke from the fires, it was redder and more polluted…
John, Can you really trust the air if you can’t chew it? At least your daughter won’t be growing up with her mutant third lung that Southern California kids have to develop in this environment.
I’m with Cassie: Where’s the snow?
We still have a decent amount on the ground and in the trees here in Cleveland!
You want snow? I’ve got lots to spare . . .
Saw very much the same colors tonight here in KC. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the reminder.
I thought we were in that three month period when there is no sun in Ohio.
Well, it’s just lovely.
But off-topic: I just finished Zoe’s Tale and had to gush like an idiot about how much I absolutely loved it. Thanks for a terrific read.
Massive agreement with Novembrance @12 on both the sunset’s loveliness and the gush-worthiness of Zoe’s Tale (which I finished Sunday).
11 Patrick M. re: 3 months of no sun in Ohio. – Not yet, but almost.
True Story – a few years ago, a friend and I were travelling to visit other friends in Ann Arbor during the winter. It was a typical grey, cloudy day here in Ohio. No snow on the ground or in the air, but grey and cloudy. We crossed the Michigan state line into BRIGHT sunshine. (!) We made immediate jokes about ‘the big bright ball in the sky’. ;)
And yes, the reverse happened on the way home. We left the sunshine in Michigan when we crossed back into Ohio’s grey, cloudy skies.
That big flat hat shaped black spot in the middle of the picture? Is that, is that … a flying saucer?
Naw, couldn’t be.
Hmm, 3 months of not seeing the sun? Aww, how quaint!
I live in Vancouver. We don’t see the sun for 6 months. =)
Of course, after I moved here, I had a good laugh as I realized William Gibson’s inspiration for the first line of Neuromancer.
Nice picture. We need a cat pic please :)
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