Autumn Sunset on Skywatch Friday

  • Post published:10/31/2014
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Flaming autumn leaves have all fallen, but our sunset provides continuing flame. For more sky views click on Skywatch Friday.

Bridge of Flowers Is Sweetly Fragrant

  • Post published:04/20/2012
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As I walked across the Bridge of Flowers yesterday I was suddenly aware of a sweet fragrance. Looking around and sniffing first in one direction and then another I realized the fragrance was coming from this Viburnam carlesii, just beginning to bloom. This shrub is also called Koreanspice viburnam, and the fragrance certainly certainly is spicily sweet. It is not a surprise this is a member of the honeysuckle family. It is not fussy about soil, but I…

Spring Arriving Very Slowly

  • Post published:04/13/2012
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It is still so cool and cloudy that I have to go to town to enjoy flocks of daffodils - on the Bridge of Flowers. Hyacinths and tulips, too. For drama and beauty I look to the sky. To enjoy the beauty and drama of other skies, click here.  Skywatch Friday has arrived.

Let There Be Light!

  • Post published:01/27/2012
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Winter skies over the End of the Road.  For more  Skywatching click here.

Almost Over

  • Post published:12/30/2011
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The penultimate day of the year: 26 degrees, still, and gray. For more skies click here.

Skies and Reflections

  • Post published:12/09/2011
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A gray day with gray skies, and silver reflections. For more skies visit Skywatch Friday.

Ominous Skies

  • Post published:04/08/2011
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During our  visit our son-in-law took us to view the playing fields,  the woodland trails and the new community garden that are a part of Sienna Plantation, where they live. There were no children on the playing fields, but we were stunned by the flock of buzzards enjoying their own game. In this case a dead armadillo.  There were over 50 buzzards near the dead animal which did not seem like a very good ratio, but maybe they…

Chasing the Sunset

I can see a lot of sky from my house, but even when I am home it's hard to catch those tender sunrises or flaming sunsets at just the right moment. A couple of weeks ago I was driving home when the sun began to set. I had my camera with me and I knew I was too far away to get home in time to get an unobstructed view. I pulled over to the side of the…