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Super Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse Coming Sunday Night – Eastern U.S.

Even when I was a kid, I’ve always had a fascination with the moon.  It’s up there and it seems so close!

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On Sunday it’ll be extra BIG because it’s so close in its orbit around Earth, so it’ll be a Super Moon.  And, it will also be a total lunar eclipse that will be best viewable in the eastern half of the U.S.  This image shows the various viewing zones on earth.

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And, this video will help!

 

Anticipating this Super Moon and lunar eclipse, I decided to take a few pictures tonight, through a hazy sky.

 

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And, there is no truth to the rumor that my Sweetheart, my fiancée, was seen riding a great white shark across the face of the moon, as far as anyone can tell.

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And While I Was Away, I Made Some New Friends

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These very nice folks out on the West Coast (Oregon) are a couple of the nicest people with their regular posts about the hummingbird activity on their property.

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And, you’ll be amazed by the hummingbird activity there!

 

So, if you get a chance, say hello!  They’ll respond and thank you!  They’re pretty good with a camera!

Hummingbird Haven Barn

Moon, Moon, What A Moon!

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Two nights ago, I was supposed to be in the perfect location to view and photograph the fantastic moonrise over Cincinnati.  However, strong thunderstorms decided to upset those plans, so I remained indoors and dry.  But, it was only a little more than two hours later, around 10 PM, that the clouds were clearing out and I’d be able to take a somewhat “super moon” pic or two.  I wasn’t disappointed.

 

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In four weeks, there will be a real “Super Moon” which is when the moon is closest to earth in it’s yearly orbit and directly after the full moon will be a total lunar eclipse which will be visible over the Eastern/Central U.S.  Yes, we are in the perfect place for this coming total lunar eclipse, when only lights from earth will light up the moon, because the earth will block the Sun’s light and the moon will glow an orangish color.  I can’t wait!

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Owls And Full Moons – What Could Be Better?!

If you’re going to take a picture of a full moon, what would be better than an owl, a creature of the night, highlighting that picture?  So, without further ado, owls and full moons!

Owl & Moon

Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!

Beautiful Owl

What a beautiful creature!

Full Moon Rising (Video)

I’ve taken a “leave of absence” to take a little better care of me.

You see, I’m disabled due to injuries suffered in 1977, when I was in the U.S. Marine Corps and a few years ago, those injuries decided to haunt me.  I won’t get into the details, but there were a few times that I was close to death.  I didn’t die!  That just means I’ve been given more time to haunt my friends. What else are they good for anyways, right?

But this past Polar Vortex winter was really tough on me and I was a complete shut-in for most of it and that’s not a good thing.   In any case, I’m back to … “normal”, whatever that would be.  And, I’m nothing but trouble to those who actually love me.   Of course, I love them, too!

So, this is a really great video of the moon, a really nice full moon, rising and people in the distance being the silhouette.  So, watch it and enjoy it.  It’s about 3 1/2 minutes long and there’s some music with it.

I Think You’ve Got Something I Want!

I know it’s in here somewhere!

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Don’t worry, I’ll find it!

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Feel like sharing?

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Can’t We Just Snuggle?

Snuggling is a great human tradition, as I’m sure we all know.

But, sometimes we do it better than at other times.

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So much contentment!

Happy Dog Couple

So she’s a little different!  So what!

Dog & Kitten

Stop And Smell The Flowers!

Apparently, animals know it’s a good idea!

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And who are we to argue!

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They don’t look stressed to me!

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Our Recent Super-Moon Event

Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s Super-Moon!

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Is this incredible?  I’ve never seen a photo of the moon looking like this!

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Is this jetliner orbiting the moon?

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I’m half-expecting to see the kids from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial flying through this moon on their bikes!

Moon Kissing Ocean

And this one reminds me of a Tom Hanks movie, Joe Versus The Volcano!

Nature Is About Action!

Awesome Eagle

And when I see something like this, I’m usually awestruck.

Splashing Bear

You know this guy is on a mission!

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Mission complete!

And I Just Really Like Colors!

Thankfully, there’s a lot of it in nature!

Colorful Birds

These blue and orange birds and these purple flowers, yet it goes together very well with all that green!

Colorful Lizard

And how exactly did this lizard get the colors of the rainbow?

Ladybug Covered In Morning Dew

And this ladybug can’t be hidden too well by the morning dew!

Mother Bird & Babies

And this is just the softer rainbow hues – because she’s a lady, of course!

When it comes to mixing colors, could we really do better?

Location, Location, Location!

There are so many beautiful places on this Earth of ours.

Gudvangen Norway

From north (like Norway) …

Victoria Regia Water Lily and Lily Pads

To south (like Brazil) …

Cherry Blossom Lake Sakura Japan

And from east (like Cherry Blossom Lake in Japan) …

Wisconsin Sunset

To west (like this Wisconsin sunset)

This is a beautiful Earth we live on!

Caring, Tenderness – How Beautiful!

So many beautiful things in our world and not enough space to describe it all.

But, I find that some of the most beautiful things are what are inside us all.

When you see something like this, how could your heart not melt!

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And when you see something like this, you see the best in us.

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Panda & Babies

And isn’t that a beautiful thing!

Our Beautiful Earth!

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In every kind of climate, the beauty that is our world always comes out to amaze us.

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Close to a mountain or by the ocean, it doesn’t matter – our earth is beautiful!

Great Sand Dunes National Park

And even by the desert, the beauty of our world is never too far away!

Waterfalls – Beauty That Refreshes My Soul

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I love waterfalls!  There’s something just special about them and being close to them.

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The unending sound of water rushing over the falls, on the way to the next destination.

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It feels like being in paradise in this place.

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