Tag Archives: sky

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 14-15, 2020 photos and time lapses

Long lenticular cloud at dawn Feb 15, 2020
I went outside and noticed a very bright light over the mountains to the east. I immediately suspected it was an aircraft. By the time I had my camera setup, it had done a 90 degree turn and was passing overhead. I wish I’d gotten the whole turn. It appeared to have landing lights on. Feb 14, 2020
Crop/rotate for detail. Feb 14, 2020
Mud season brings… fractal ice in tire ruts, Feb 14, 2020
Feb 14, 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Stock tank, Feb 15, 2020
Stock tank, Feb 15, 2020

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