Category Archives: Nature

A Blood Moon and the Milky Way

Photos I took during the full moon lunar eclipse September 27, 2015. This moon is also a ‘supermoon‘ because the moon is at its closest approach to earth (the orbital perigee). The blood red color of the eclipse is because the sunlight refracted around the earth lighting the moon has had all but the reddish colors ‘filtered’ out and is often called a blood moon. The next one of these supermoon blood moons will occur in 2033.

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Blood moon and tree

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Blood moon

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Milky Way

Weekly Photo Challenge – Today Was a Good Day

Was introduced to a new place to hike. Started out overcast but ended in brilliant sun. Lovely oaks, wide meadows, panoramic views. A very good day!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

A sunrise treat for the early bird!

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Early morning sunrise

There are, no doubt, some early birds in those trees but I didn’t see them. Too mesmerized by the impressive sunrise sky! It appeared and then went away in just a few minutes. I was glad to be up early and able to grab the camera in time to catch an image of this morning show to share with you.