Showing posts with label MOON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOON. Show all posts

Monday, January 24, 2011

2010 Best Of...: SKY

I have so many sky pictures in 2010 --so I decided to feature some of them again in my "Best of"  series.   Above is one of my favorite sunset views taken on 2/24/10 when we were at our little cabin on the mountain at Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.

I love seeing the BLUE sky --especially in winter.  We had had alot of snow and ICE,  so I took this picture with ice on the trees while looking straight up.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Here is a gorgeous picture of the lunar eclipse.  I know that I just posted this recently--but just getting to see a piece of this eclipse was just awesome.  This was history in the making... We saw this eclipse while at Ocean Isle Beach in December of 2010.

Do you like rainbows like I do?  This double beauty was taken on 5/4/10 while we were at Ocean Isle Beach,  North Carolina.

This beautiful picture showing the sunbeams was taken on 11/22/10 when we were at at the top of the mountain at Mount Mitchell,  North Carolina.

I love seeing the sunset when there are lots of beautiful clouds in the sky.  This sunset was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC on 11/22/10.

Finally,  this beautiful sunrise was taken when we visited Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina,  on 12/23/10.

Hope you enjoyed my 'sky' pictures.   There is so much I love about being out in nature.  Seeing beautiful sky pictures is always a favorite of both George and me.

Hope you also had a good weekend.  I spent the entire time working on my Family History... I love Genealogy --but it takes time and effort for sure!!!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Shine On...

I have talked and talked about how much we enjoyed seeing the sunrises and sunsets while at Ocean Isle Beach,  NC, in December.  What I haven't shared is the beautiful moon pictures that George took while there.  We enjoyed seeing that gorgeous full moon each night we were there,  and we even set the clock to see the Eclipse on Dec. 21.  Here are some of our beautiful MOON pictures.

These first two pictures obviously are of the gorgeous full moon.  It was wonderful to be at the beach during this time --since we had such great views of the moon that week.

There is something so interesting about seeing the moon surrounded by clouds.  George took this one from our balcony one night... Neat, huh?

Here is another picture of the moon with the clouds around it.  If you look at the clouds,  you can almost make out some different shapes.  I see a dog's or cat's face,  above and slightly to the left of the moon.  What do you see?

We didn't get outside soon enough to see the total lunar eclipse,  but we did get to see the partial eclipse--after the moon was moving out of the earth's shadow.   During a lunar eclipse,  the Earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon,  so there is no direct sunlight to hit and reflect off the moon's surface. During the total eclipse,  you cannot see the moon at all because it is hidden by the earth's shadow.

The only light that reaches it is 'filtered and bending through our atmosphere'.  That gives it the color of "all of the world's sunrises and sunsets"  together.  It was awesome to see.

Here is one more picture of the moon as it moves out of the earth's shadow.  The total eclipse lasted for 72 minutes and the entire eclipse lasted for about 3.5 hours.  We only saw about 10 minutes of it --since it was 4:07 a.m. Eastern time when we got up.  YAWN!!!! ha...   Well---even if it was in the middle of the night,  we are both glad that we got up and saw this rare happening.

Hope you enjoyed our moon pictures as much as we did.   We think we picked a perfect week to go to the beach!!!!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

October Flowers in our Yard

While Fall begins to wrap up its color, and the leaves are falling from the trees, we STILL have some beauty in our yard. Since we have not had a frost yet here on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, the roses are still blooming ---and it seems that these last blooms of Fall are as pretty as the first ones in the Spring. Our roses are really showing off now. Also, some of our Reblooming Irises have bloomed recently. Today, I'll show you six of our 'pretties' which have been in our yard during October.

Above is one of our new roses, TOUCH OF CLASS. Since it is fairly new, this is the first time it has bloomed for us. Below are others, plus a couple of our Irises. Hope you enjoy the October Flowers.



VETERAN'S HONOR (my personal fav)



Last night, as we came home from Cookeville, we saw two pretty sights in the sky:

Sunset ---toward the west, and...

...a full moon ---toward the east.. How's that for a great evening????


Friday, May 15, 2009


Besides enjoying the beach, the seafood and the waterfalls on our vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, we also captured a beautiful sun late one afternoon, as it was beginning to set. AND--even better than that, we had a full moon over the water several nights when we were there. Now--just isn't that ROMANTIC????? Wow!!!

Here are some photos from our trip. I don't think they need any explanation!!!! Just be sure to enlarge them for a better view. Hope you enjoy!

George was playing around with his camera. He didn't have his tripod with him---but I just LOVE this picture. It almost looks like a painting... Neat, huh????

Let me introduce my Bluebird babies!!!! I think they are a couple of days old--but yesterday was the first day I took a peak!!!!! Sorry the photo is a little blurry. Next time, I'll use George's good camera. They are pink and SO tiny. They have no feathers yet ---but two of them have their mouths open waiting for Mama and Daddy to come and feed them. There are four babies in all!!!! Aren't they just awesome?????? OH---I wish all of you could see them. They are just so tiny right now...I can peak at them until May 25 or 26.. After that they will be too large for me to open the nestbox. They will leave the nest anytime between May 29- June 3... It all happens fairly fast!!!!


P.S. My baby turned 38 yesterday... It's hard to believe since he was just a baby a FEW years ago!!!! ha... Happy 38th Jeff. I love you!!!