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April 19, 2014

 

Flowering Quince  ~  March 23, 2014

It was raining hard one Sunday afternoon about a month ago and I was worried that the quince flowers in my neighbors' yard would get beaten down before I had a chance to take pictures of them.  So I grabbed my camera, the tripod, my hooded raincoat, and a huge umbrella and went out to try to get a few shots.  Everything looked pretty drab through the camera viewfinder.  But I was afraid it was my only choice.  About 45 minutes later, I was glad to see the sun was trying to come out.  So I grabbed my camera and tripod - no raincoat or umbrella - and went out for more shots when it was much brighter and occasionally sunny.  When I came back in I was anxious to see how much better the second batch of pics would look.  And when I got them into the computer, I found the first batch was my favorite - the color, the background, and the raindrops - not the first time something like this has happened, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

 

 

Dogwood Blossoms  ~  April 11, 2014  ~  just beginning to bloom

 

The same blossoms on April 13, 2014

 

April 14, 2014  ~  fully open

 

 

Good day for a bath...

 

"Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath"  ♪ ♪ ♫♫ ♪ ♪

 

"Long about a Saturday night...."  ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♪ ♪

 

That felt good!

 

 

Waning Crescent Moon ~ March 26, 2014 ~ 6:54 a.m. EDT

 

There were heavy clouds and rain here on April 14-15, so no sign of the eclipse of the moon.

Here are some pics I took during the eclipse in 2007.

 

 

Lunar Eclipse ~ March 3, 2007Lunar Eclipse ~ March 3, 2007


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