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.”

Talk to us

More in Life

Get to the nursery soon to find some ‘fall color in a can’

Thanks to our hot and dry summer, a selection of plants are already starting to sport their autumn apparel.

Gimmelwald, Switzerland, survives as a farming village because it’s located in a government-designated avalanche zone. (Dreamstime)
Rick Steves: For a true Swiss Alps experience, go to Gimmelwald

Protected by law from the ravages of hotel developers, the village carries on with timeless traditions.

New sculpture rises above Everett’s arboretum at Legion Park

“We Rise,” by Everett sculptor Constance Jones, honors Zonta Club of Everett’s 90 years of service to women.

Which subject does your child struggle with most? Have them study that subject first thing in the morning, while they are still fresh. (Jennifer Bardsley)
How to manage distance learning like a pro in 7 easy steps

This mom sees the humor in trying to work from home and play teacher for her kids at Zoom school.

Dr. Paul on cultivating inner peace during a stressful year

Here’s how to reduce the tension we feel from COVID-19, high unemployment, the presidential election, etc.

Live-stream concert to offer ‘fresh vibes’ during pandemic

Zimbabwean-American musician ZNi International’s show will benefit Work2BeWell, a mental health initiative.

Egg cup frame made of sterling silver is over 200 years old

An English breakfast could be served with very fancy and expensive dishes and silver serving pieces.

Great Plant Pick: Malus ‘Adirondack’, flowering crabapple

This Donald Egolf selection is one of the most profusely flowered of all crabapple cultivars.

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

Most Read