What A Moon
It was a perfect
evening for the International Observing The Moon Day/Night. The pale
gibbous moon rose into the blue sky above snow dusted Mt Lassen right on
time. I, on the other hand, was a few minutes late and couldn’t
convince the moon to go back down to just above the mountaintop. I will
just have to be more alert tomorrow.
if all else fails, I can make an image of the moon rising anywhere,
anytime, but I do like to get the natural photo every now and then.
Shasta Saturday Eve
the many enjoyable ways to spend the Columbus Day weekend is floating
on a houseboat, spending the days roaming the lake and the nights at
anchor in one of the many ‘private’ coves.
this area is a photographers dream. The moods of the mountains and
lakes are constantly changing from minute to minute as well as day to
day. I can take pictures of clouds on a mountain, come home and load the
pictures onto the computer, go back outside, and the clouds will have
Then there are the digital photo editing programs too fool around with, too.
I went to the Sundial Bridge the back way, through the McConnel Arboretum, on my way to the Occupy Redding gathering. The event was scheduled to occur from noon to 4p. I didn’t head over there until around 3:00.
This was my first
visit to the Arboretum It was so fascinating and photogenic that I just
wandered around taking pictures of the flowers, ponds, trees, and
immersing myself in various groupings of trees, plants and shady
By the time
I got to the rally, it was pretty much over. There was a guy just
holding his guitar, and a handful of people talking amongst themselves,
sharing their points of view.
I pointed my view
back into the wonderful world of plant filled serenity that I felt in
the arboretum. They have a plant sale there this weekend. I may return
and see if there is a plant that wants to come home with me.
has another event scheduled for next weekend at Chase Bank. I noticed
on Facebook that I know a few of the people who will be going. This may
turn out to be a powerful statement to our elected officials, as well as
to the 1% who would choose profits over the health and welfare of the
There be goldfish
in these waters. I have some closeups of the fish, and a whole lot more
pictures to show you in a slide show of the arboretum, but I didn’t get
the music mixed to my satisfaction, so I will have to use another
photographers beautiful stop motion flower video. It is really
wonderful, magical, and beautifully composed imagery from halfway around
Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;
So Much Beauty