Taken about 30 minutes after sunset Sunday night. Venus is sneaking towards the horizon.
I enjoyed playing with my big-girl-camera while photographing the moon last night. The first one was right after it rose above the horizon, and the second was shot a while (and many frames) later. I was especially pleased that I got a good shot or two given that I took them from the boat. It’s a magical time for a moon dance….
We spent the weekend at Port Aransas – to see wooden boats, birds, waves and to soak up some salt air. I love autumn on the Texas gulf coast.
We rafted up with Marty & Sue in Bee Creek over the weekend. No wind, but we had beautiful weather.
We were treated to an exceptionally stunning sunset Saturday evening. This photo is not edited; the colors really were that amazing.
And in the morning we were surrounded by hazy fog rising off the warmer-than-air lake water.
Twas beautiful, indeed.
At home I am feeling the absence of the little birdies and squirrels lately. They started making themselves scarce about the same time a hawk was spotted swooping around the trees in our yard. Hopefully this won’t last long.
In the mean time, I was thrilled to see a flock of 20 or more Monk Parakeets flying around the Lamar & 51st street area as we headed home from dinner tonight. We stalked them for a while but didn’t get a great shot.
This is a picture of them near one of their nests. I count 16 or so in this shot. Kind of reminds me of a musical scale with the birds as the notes.
We spent Saturday & Sunday nights on the lake this past weekend with Marty & Sue. As I looked back over the photos I took, I was captivated by the different colors in the sky from shot to shot. These are several from a 24 hour period, Saturday evening to Sunday evening.
Crescent moon and Venus in Saturday’s twilight:
Sunrise on Sunday:
Thunder-boomer building Sunday night:
And the crescent moon again, Sunday night:
Life is good.
I spent this weekend on the lake with some girlfriends on Nirvana. In the cove that we anchored in, there is a lovely view of both the sunset and the sunrise.
Saturday’s sunset from the stern:
And Sunday morning’s sunrise glow from the v-berth hatch.
Mount Rainier today. I wish I could have washed the window before we took off🙂
A bald eagle that I spotted flying over Union, Washington last week.
We golfed at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club yesterday with Fran and Art. It was a great day! This shot from the 18th green looks west over Hood Canal towards the Olympic Mountains.
Layers of Cascades foothills with Mount Baker off in the distance, center.Mount Rainier flyby as seen through a window waaaay over on the other side of the plane. And from my window a few minutes later. Looking up through a glass sidewalk in Pioneer Square from the Seattle Underground.
We ended up sleeping on the boat in our slip last night. Lori, Marty & Sue, and Joe did the same. Sunday morning we all hung around and visited. In the afternoon, Monte and I went out on Marty & Sue’s boat and went for a great sail up past Windy Point and back. The winds were sporting! Here’s a shot from that trip.