Friday, May 10, 2013
SkyWatch Friday: Sunrises to Moonsets
My sky photos vastly outnumber our Fridays (clearly indicating our need for fewer Mondays and more Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!), so for your SkyWatching pleasure, here's a gathering of suns and moons rising and setting, taken over the course of a month earlier this spring...
Sunrise on April 26
Sunrise on April 29
Sunset to the northwest on April 5
Sunset over the elementary school across the street on April 27
Same sunset, wide angle view
April's Full Moon, called the "Pink Moon" after the color of the wild phlox
that's one of the earliest widespread flowers of spring, rising on April 25
A notch in the Big Horns gently cradled the Full Moon as she set on March 28
And since it was just three days before Easter, I had a little fun with it :-) ...
Have a little fun yourself ~ visit some of the loveliest skies in the world at
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"