Brrrr!!!!! It was about 20-25 degrees here last night. Our little pond and any sitting water had a fine frosty film of ice reflecting the bright stars. Being it was such a cold, crisp and frosty fall night the stars were gorgeous; not a cloud in sight. They were as bright and twinkly as a late December night.
I was out was to take pics of course and stargaze for a while, as well as trying to find Comet Hartley 2, not sure if I did have to look at pics. Did get some interesting ones though. Saw two meteors too. I love watching Orion rise, and it was exceptionally bright tonight too. I think I even got an Orionid whilst taking a shot of the Nebula.
Friendly Greetings from Down on the Farm. A fall night is well under way, the moon is bright and fairly full, though waning to a new moon, and a warm breeze whispers to the clouds to pass quickly and shed no tears. The deer are in the fields; some rest at quiet repose, or trying to, whilst others prance around in play or duel with antlers in fight. The dew is not safe tonight from trampling hooves. The horse is chomping on his hay while the cats are curled up inside the bale. The peeps are all roosted on top of a wood box and the ducks are everywhere; some on the pond, some on the shore, some in the barn, and some in the pasture.. and even one on a fencepost. The little calves are tucked into their straw beds, listening to the lullaby of a peep (chicken) snoring, which sounds betwixt a coyote howl and a woodcock’s call. One wonders how restful that can be. A lively night for the restful I suppose, with so much commotion going on.