Weekend reading: Relax, up high or with jellyfish

Hello, Friday. I’m so happy to see you. It’s been a busy week around here. I think I need to chill out a bit before I can enjoy my weekend.

Sadly, I do not have one of these incredible chairs, but I really wish I did.

Since we can’t all relax in that chair, let’s watch this calming video of an underwater swim with jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake in Palau.

Then there’s this incredible video of the largest glacier calving ever filmed. It’s mind blowing and the sound it makes is just incredible. To give you an idea of the scale, this glacier calving is an equivalent size to the entire lower tip of Manhattan. The video illustrates this with some fascinating graphics.

Finally, and probably best, is this time-lapse video from a photographer’s trip across the U.S. I was delighted to see it included Mount Rainier and Bruneau sand dunes in Idaho, two very different but gorgeous places I’m fond of. Watch it. You won’t regret it.

If you need just a little more, check out this list of 20 great quotes from John Muir. Reading his words always makes me happy.

See you next week. Because, as John Muir says, “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

More in Life

Ice queen: Local women’s hockey team founder is fearless

Leslie Tidball’s fearless competitive spirit keeps her going strong in ice hockey at 64 years old.

Sarita Viramontiz attempts a start off the blocks during an open house at the Granite Curling Club Sunday night in Seattle on February 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Granite Curling Club hosts open houses to teach the Olympic sport

With the 2018 Winter Games wrapping up, the club expects its informal classes to fill up quickly.

Making chores fun: Clean up the kitchen in five easy steps

“Zone cleaning” is to do one step at a time, which means that chores aren’t overwhelming.

How to entice a wide range of winged friends to your yard

A Tulalip Bay couple shares how they encourage birds, bees and butterflies to visit their garden.

You can bird-proof your home to prevent window deaths

Studies estimate that billions of birds die after crashing into glass in the U.S. each year.

American horror: What can we do to prevent mass murder?

There isn’t a single cause or a single solution for deathly shootings like the one in Florida.

Discovering the romance of Germany’s Black Forest

Avoid the tourist traps and immerse yourself in the region’s charming countryside.

Growing up: Some plants go through changes not unlike puberty

Arborvitae, junipers, spruce and pines, for example, exhibit juvenile and adult characteristics.

Decorated ceramic pig bares famous Wemyss Ware trademark

Very early flower-decorated pigs from Wemyss Ware have auctioned for over $30,000.

Most Read