Tag Archives: crescent moon

Feb 16-17, 2020 time lapses and photos

Frozen Fossil
Dueling Ice Birds
A Lattice of Crystal and Muck
The Star
Frozen Leaf
Ice Fortress
Mud Glyphs
Swirls and Straights
Triangles within Triangles

Feb 1-2, 2020 time lapses and Sandhill crane video

Sandhill cranes in February
Peggy Pond Church

And on and on they came
through the pale afternoon,
long strands and ribbons,
arcs and curving wedges
hieroglyphs in motion,
staves of music.

We looked upward again and again and again and saw them flying
and as they flew they called to one another
the call sounded
through these myriad throats like the voice of a single being
half angel half bird
a wind sound, a water sound,
a sound as golden as honey.
We listened and felt ourselves enchanted beyond mortal sense.

All afternoon the sky was our dancing ground.
The long song rose and fell
the convergent lines formed circles.
We were children again in a ring around a rosy
immersed in a mystery.
In the end we must all fall down
and down
in a slow spiral out of heaven
and be ourselves again

earth and our stolid bodies claimed us.
We leaned against stones
the white clouds were slate clean.
On either side of the cliffs were voiceless sandstone.
All afternoon the cranes kept flying over
aligning themselves with the music

As the sound ebbed we spoke wistfully of dying
when our time came into such ecstasy

Jan 28-29, 2020 time lapses

Waxing crescent moon and Venus shining bright.
Nice cloud iridescence just a little later.
I left it on Aperture priority while we had a soak at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa so there are some time slips when the moon disappears behind clouds.
A small storm system is passing through today. No accumulation is expected.

Jan 22, 2020 photos and video

It was a foggy, frosty morning.

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

Frost Spiderweb

Frost Spiderweb

Feral House Cat

Feral House Cat

Frosty Branches

Frosty Branches

Frosty Feeder

Frosty Feeder

Snowy Sunset

I woke up a little after 4am and it looked like it had finally cleared, so I put the camera out. Shortly after that the fog set back in.

All day I kept thinking the clouds would lift any moment. I had to delete about 1200 pictures of a boring wall of fog from the middle of this.
Unlike most of my videos, this is not a time lapse.