One satellite, one propeller-driven airplane, two fireflies, one half Moon, and half a dozen faint lightning flashes low on the southern horizon were a few of the things we saw in Saturday's late night sky. Only a day away from the longest day of the year Pheebs and I didn't leave the house until shortly after 11 p.m. Even then there was still a faint glow in the west from the setting Sun. Again at our dark night sky spot in the countryside, we were surrounded by the wonderful aroma of new-mown hay. Distant Coyotes could be heard both in the direction of the southeast and southwest horizons. Another fabulous hour spent under the starry night sky as I set up my tripod for a few night shots. I'm hoping my photos will improve as I go along. We were home again about 12:15 a.m. Sunday morning.
|MOON FLARE UPPER RIGHT AND THE CONSTELLATION SCORPIUS LEFT OF CENTER....THE WARM-COLORED STAR IS ANTARES WHICH IS THE HEART OF THE SCORPION|
|CREEPING LIGHT POLLUTION ON THE EASTERN HORIZON|
|BRIGHTEST STAR TOP CENTER IS VEGA IN THE CONSTELLATION LYRA AND AT BOTTOM RIGHT IS 3 STARS IN A ROW WITH THE BRIGHTER CENTER ONE CALLED ALTAIR IN THE CONSTELLATION AQUILA|
|THIS IS OUR NIGHT SPOT LOOKING DUE NORTH.....'POLARIS' THE NORTH STAR IS DIRECTLY ABOVE THIS ROAD FURTHER NORTH|
|ALL MOON PHOTOS TAKEN WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX D900|
A nice sunny morning on the last day of Spring had Pheebs and I into the Jeep and up to Goderich for a few groceries. It was our usual gas, coffee, and a spin down around the harbor. I could see the choice shady spots along the shores of Lake Huron were beginning to fill up fast and there were a number of people out enjoying Goderich's new boardwalk and restored shoreline.
|A NICE COUNTRY DRIVE TO GODERICH AND BACK THIS MORNING|
|NICE TO SEE PEOPLE OUT ENJOYING THEMSELVES ALONG LAKE HURON'S SHORELINE|
|I BELIEVE THESE TREES MAY BE JAPANESE WHITE LILACS ALONG COVE ROAD|
Kelly's 14-day quarantine ends today and I know she's looking forward to getting back into the groove. Although more places have opened up masks are still mandatory in most places like Walmart etc. At least we are in better shape now than we were a year ago at this time. Something to be positive about.
From Goderich this morning we swung north up highway 21 then headed a few gravely roads east finally swinging ourselves through Ben Miller and home. With the day warming up and the Sun feeling hot I kept myself inside and tipped back in my sunroom recliner with my Kindle Reader. And I must say, I have come to enjoy and look forward to my little afternoon Siestas. Yesireeee, I am truly a Senior Citizen. Who would have ever thunk it eh.
|YES, PHEEBS AND I DO HAVE OUR FAVORITE LITTLE SPOTS SCATTERED AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE|
Well, here we are standing on the official eve of summer 2021. (11.32 Sunday night) We had hoped to have a couple short trips in our Winnebago Spirit under our belts by now but circumstances stepped in and travel plans didn't come together. Between the two of us, we have 9 medical appointments coming up over the next 30 days and with summer's heat and humidity soon to be upon us we'll likely not get Scooters wheels rolling until sometime in 'maybe September'. Bubba and Junior were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole," said Bubba, "but we don't have a ladder." The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a few bolts, and laid the pole down. Then she took a tape measure from her pocket, took a measurement, announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches," and walked away. Junior shook his head and laughed. "Ain't that just like a dumb woman! We ask for the height, and she gives us the length!"