Category Archives: Nature

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely

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Death Valley rain

Average annual rainfall: 2.5 inches (63.5 mm). On a visit here it would be unlikely to rain. But not impossible.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rise/Set

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Dawn, Mono Lake

Shivering in the cold (single digit Fahrenheit) under a completely overcast sky before dawn, this had all the makings for a complete bust photography-wise. Then, bam! The dawn sun came up and a red/orange glow spread across the clouds and the water. Wow!

It was gone in a couple of minutes. But being there for those few moments to see and capture an image more than made it worth getting up so early, hiking in the dark and enduring the cold discomfort. It is definitely a favorite sunrise.

Super Blue Blood Moon

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January 29, 2018 an almost full moon shines through a light mist. Will it be clear for the full moon and eclipse?
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Blue moon over a weather vane.
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Blue moon over a grain elevator.

Two images taken January 30, 2018 of an essentially full moon: the super blue moon (super = when a full moon is at a closest approach to Earth; blue = second full moon in the same month).

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Total lunar eclipse series, January 31, 2018.

The last image: a super blue blood moon 🙂