Messages from Moonwater

Philately and the moon—an interactive solar eclipse experience May 22 2017, 0 Comments

I'm a designer. So I love when my interests in the moon and sky intersect with the world of design — this time in stamps. 

I love physical mail. Postcards from far off places; handwritten letters and cards; magazines of all types are presents of visual delight arriving at my doorstep. What could be better?  I always make the postal worker take out the plastic sleeve of pretty stamp options rather than getting a roll of 50 flag ones. So imagine my excitement when I heard about a stamp designed specifically for this year's solar eclipse! 

It's not only a beautiful design. It's interactive. Something magical happens when you press it down on the envelope. 

USPS Solar Eclipse stamp

Here's more information about the stamp which will be available on June 20th. See you in line at your nearest post office.

Meanwhile mark your calendar for August 21st for the solar eclipse.


We meet at sunset February 15 2015, 0 Comments

We meet at sunset and breathe in blessings from the day. 

We pause in gratitude and enjoy the spectacle of the wide open sky.

We run up to the roof when the light is right.

Our cloud studded sky the canvas,

corn silk yellow to amber, rose violet to indigo.

in a slow 360, reflections golden windows east, alpen glow dusts Rainier,

rooftops and branches silhouette the land,

while brush stokes of ivory gray and snow white on sky true impossible blue,

and finally the decisive crisp contrail pencil stroke fuzzes to water color

blending into night.