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September 8, 2020

By Ten

"Tuesday Lights out by ten and to sleep before eleven to awaken then at five-thirty thinking it was too warm, that I'd not gotten enough sleep and maybe I'd just drive to breakfast again. Which I did under what I was thinking were smoke colored skies, the temperature however decent (much cooler than it had been in my apartment). Settled in early after setting up my table on the restaurant patio and taking a couple of pictures of the rising sun after I'd settled in with the papers.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, finishing up at nine to set out and take another picture of the rising sun as well as the succulent sitting on the restaurant railing before driving straight home to take the selfie in the lobby and settle in at the computer to finish and post yesterday's entry and start here.

In checking the Chronicle's air quality chart I was surprised to see my area of Oakland listed as Good. With what looked like smoke obscuring the sun and casting a smoke like red coloration the camera was picking up? I'd opened the bedroom windows and balcony door when I got home to cool off the apartment before checking and so seeing “Normal” felt comfortable leaving them open for two hours. Still that reddish overcast to the sky. Welcome to something new and bizarre popping up every other day here in this year 2020.

Later. A high of eighty running from two through four this afternoon, the air temperature inside quite comfortable lying on the bed watching more of the Danish series Borgon on the tablet.

Evening. To bed early around nine to listen to the last two innings of the Giants/Mariners game on the radio, lights out by ten.

The photo up top was taken at the 2013 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.