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Thursday, February 28, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Mostly Gray Skies

We've had mostly gray skies but I did catch the moon on February 20, 2013.
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One evening a hint of light broke through at sunset.
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The later it got the more color I captured.
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When I zoomed in on a tree it was pale cold through the branches.
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Even a hint of light is nice after an all gray day.
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I went out with my umbrella and caught some shots in the rain another day.
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When I pointed my camera up at the inside of my umbrella, I even got some blue courtesy of the umbrella's interior design.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ABC Wednesday: G is for Globe

Raleigh, NC has a gigantic globe as part of the downtown Nature Research Center.
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The globe is named the Daily Planet.
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The continents are made of satellite pictures.
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The globe is three stories high and inside the globe is audience seating and a 40 by 40 foot HD screen which scientists can use for special presentations. Click for the home of ABC Wednesday.  

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: Mid February Mix

I've been enjoying a lot of pretty sunsets lately.
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I think late winter tends to be a good sunset time of the year where I live (NC, U.S.).
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In general we've had a nice mix of skies.
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I took a lot of shots of the Japanese Magnolia because I knew these early blooms might be the main show with this tree.
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Once the buds start showing color they can't handle the low temperatures we get this time of the year.
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The smaller buds may make it until spring when it's time to bloom.
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We went from blue skies to white skies.
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I like the mix, it keeps me guessing what will come next.
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I caught a pretty sunrise for a change.
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The sunrise shots are on the opposite side from where the sun was coming up but it colored the clouds.
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I like the way the snowy roof, clouds and blue sky looked in the next shot.
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The birds were up and ready to come eat on my deck after I went inside.
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I'll end with a recent sunset I caught.
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Each sunset paints the sky a little bit differently.
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This one almost looks like someone threw paint against the sky.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ABC Wednesday: F is for feisty

Feisty, freezing, fine feathered friends.
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Frozen footprints from feisty, freezing, fine feathered friends.
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Food for freezing fine feathered friend.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Our World Tuesday: A little weekend snow

We haven't had very much snow this winter in the triangle area of NC.
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It was nice to be able to watch it fall on Saturday.
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The other times it has snowed this winter it has been a mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. This time once it started snowing it was snow without the other frozen forms.
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We have continued to have premature blooms but I think they look pretty in the snow.
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For much of the time it was snowing the temperatures were slightly above freezing so it didn't accumulate much until the temperatures dropped.
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I enjoy watching the birds in the snow after I turn my deck into a feeding station.
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The rufous-sided towhee below had a mouth full.
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The female cardinal was dining too.
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There are two towhees and one female cardinal in the next shot.
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Sunday morning the sunrise was very pretty.
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The male cardinal is such a flashy bird.
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The bluejay spotted me and flew up into the tree.
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The sparrow had a little breakfast.
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St. Francis looks like he's wearing a hat and stole.
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The camellias look like they have sugar frosting.
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I'm surprised I still have nandina berries.
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The female cardinal has another mouth full.
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Last but not least is a little junco.
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