While at Miner’s Park in Virginia City, Nevada on Saturday I snapped this picture (bugger was fast, so not that clear) ~ is it a red-breasted sapsucker?
This morning I looked out the side window and saw an invasion of Robins (I’ll post those pictures later) and then a bunch of Cedar Waxwings! I thought they had moved on, but there they were! At least nine of them! Found out why…the Hawthorn tree in the backyard is still loaded with berries. 🙂
The Robins and Waxwings are enjoying a berry buffet today.
I saw on EarthSky that there would be a great pairing of the moon and Venus so I took my camera out to the backyard yesterday evening…and promptly decided my tripod, that I’ve had for 25+ years, needs to be upgraded. LOL! I tried though and here are a few shots using my Panasonic FZ150.
PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR CLOSER VIEW! 🙂
To set things up…a picture of STAR WALK app on my iPad.
Da Moon ~ around 5 pm using just the auto setting on my camera and hand held.
This one around 7-ish pm.
UPDATE: From EARTHSKY today:
When you look at a crescent moon shortly after sunset or before sunrise, you can sometimes see not only the bright crescent of the moon, but also the rest of the moon as a dark disc. That pale glow on the unlit part of a crescent moon is light reflected from Earth. It’s called “earthshine.”
🙂 That’s what I caught in this photograph!
FOR TODAY … 23 January 2012.Outside my window…
I am thinking… Why can’t it just snow here in Reno?! All that is dropping right now is big wet sloppy kisses…and I hate those, unless it’s from a doggie.
I am thankful…That we are getting precip, even if it isn’t plain ole snow.
In the kitchen…probably tri-tip tacos…leftover meat from last night’s bbq.
I am wearing…Jeans, black mock turtleneck, and tennis shoes.
I am creating…a quilt…Oh, Fransson’s quilt along.
I am going…to water my office plants.
I am wondering…why the change in this meme, thinking, pondering, wondering? Seems like an overkill. May go back to the original version.
I am reading…Finished up Sherlock Holmes’ House of Silk, will pull out a book tonight.
I am hoping…that this slushy stuff turns to 100% pure SNOW. And that the stupid Giants beat the even stupider Patriots. Stupid Niners.
I am looking forward to…SNOW.
I am learning…really I am!
Around the house…Bedding needs to be laundered. Bedroom needs vaccuming.
I am pondering…big sigh. It’s too early for all this pondering.
A favorite quote for today…“Look, try and use your intelligence, man, even if you are a politician!”…Doctor Who.
One of my favorite things…a warm cookie and a cup of hot tea.
A few plans for the rest of the week…quilt and bead.
A peek into my day…? No peeking.
Picture of the day…