Have you noticed?  Everything — EVERYTHING — moves!  As the Psalmist of old Bible times sang…. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
         The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
 4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
         And the son of man that You visit him?                                                                         Psalm 8:3-4   (NKJV)

The stars and planets, each traveling in its appointed path.Innumerable stars & their satelites, each in motion. (photo by NASA Hubble telescope)

At the other end of the size scale, but having amazing similarities to the stars, exist atoms — comprising the stuff of which all created material (even air) consists.  And, within the atoms, electrons, quarks, and other bodies too small for me to imagine, whip around constantly.  Also, each in its appointed path.

Actual IBM photo: "delicate inner structure of a pentacene molecule has been imaged with an atomic force microscope /A single-molecule-million-times-smaller-grain of sand-..."

IBM's computer-generated image of the 1.4 nanometer-long pentacene molecule comprised of 22 carbon atoms and 14 hydrogen atoms.

Which brings us back to subjects of our recent delight… mountain peaks of the Cascade Range and their ever-moving light,  shadow and colors as the earth whirls around the sun and spins on its axis.

Tom sent this image of last evening’s moonlight caught by a Rainier cam.  (I hope your monitor screen shows it batter than mine.  My very old screen shows just black, so I have to trust him on this.)

Moonlight on west entrance to Paradise Park

This morning’s views of the Rainier webcam go something like this:

First light on Mt Rainier 6:56 a.m. PST

Growing light 7:06 a.m.

First touch of sunrise color 7:37 a.m. PST

Full sunrise color at 7:44 a.m. PST

Fascinating to me (and you may say, “Well, duh!)  that sunrises and sunsets continually chase each other around the earth each 24 hours, and that as each passes, and from each person’s viewpoint the scene it is different.  As you see, I’m without words to say this adequately.  But each human on earth receives an individual view as daylight arrives and then retreats again at sunset.  What a caring  Artist we serve!!!

8:03 a.m.

If you click on the webcam throughout the day, you will see the shadows of the little trees in the foreground gradually move.  Earth is spinning, remember.  And in the  evening you may see images like these below,  saved the last few days.

3:32 p.m.

12-7-11 3:50 p.m.

Or this sunrise yesterday morning…

7:36 12-9-11

Or you might see something like this if you happen to be near Olympia, WA and light and weather and season and time of day come together just right.  (No, Rainier is not blowing its top.  The sun is behind the Mountain just before sunrise, and that’s the Mountain’s shadow reflected on the clouds.)

Mount Rainier’s shadow 2-18-09  Photo by Tom Bigley

Or you might (likely) find one like this on the webcam.  Looks like a snowstorm to me.Snowstorm -- Paradise webcam 12 12 11 2:07 p.m.

Rainier from Paradise webcam 2:07 p.m. 12 12

Just received, image below:  Note that the sunrise colors on the clouds are reflected on the glaciers.

Photo by Tom Bigley from Paradise Lodge 9 21 11

You never know what you might see, so keep clicking on the Rainier webcams HERE, and checking back to this blog.

P.S.  Speaking of movement, a chill has arrived from the North.  My car is sheathed in ice today, and all outdoors here seems to be covered with ice and thick frost (Sometimes called “rime ice”, I believe).  So I haven’t gone to church or anywhere else today except to visit y’all via photos.  Seems I should don some warm clothing, try to thaw off the windshield, and go out with the camera while the lacework remains.  Ya think?

HAPPY SABBATH  !!  :}  Smiles

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