Is it that time already

Standing in the garden at 0400hrs today I stood for a moment and gazed at the stars, then I decided to cut short my morning coffee in order to take a couple of photographs, well you never know when the skies will be clear again. As I focussed the camera I noticed a couple of stars poking above the Pennines and realized that it was Orion making an appearance, I hadn’t realized the season was that far on. Anyway, here’s Jupiter and Venus above the Pennines, lets hope for plenty…

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Planetary Magic

This evening we had a quick run out to Long Meg stone circle, yes, we were just there the other day but Venus & Jupiter were looking good and the Moon was breaking through the cloud. So thick jacket on, we parked up and I wandered about the stones. It’s hard to relate the sense of magic and wonder you feel wandering around a moonlit stone circle with the stars and planets above. To add to the effect the owls started to twit and twoo in the nearby wood 🙂…

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Leaves, Stars, Planets and a Bird

Yesterday the weather was up and down, one minute there was rain and high winds, the next there was nice patches of light hitting the trees and fields. Unfortunately all every time the light looked nice I was doing something else or by the time I got out with the camera it had turned to rain again. So, feeling the need to photograph something I opted for some leaves –   This morning, before the Sun had decided whether she was going to put in an appearance or not I…

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Sunsets, Space Stations & Stars

Oh yes, there was a landscape too 🙂 Yesterday I was having problems, nothing serious, but I was struggling to take a photograph to Blip. I took a few photographs on our morning walk but when I looked at them on screen none of them were any good. I took a cobweb, but there was no spider in it and the light wasn’t exciting; I took some shafts of light in the wood, but when I looked at the results it was a dark mush of nothing; my photographs of…

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