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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Very Happy New Year To All and Thank You

I want to thank all my blog friends for visiting throughout the year. I wish you a very Happy New Year full of new dreams and old dreams realized.
Happy New Year

Happy New year to you too.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Making Tracks

It's the first blizzard of the season. There were three white throated sparrows making tracks and picking up seeds in the snow.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all ... Wishing you and your families many blessing and very merry holiday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Call me Crazy... The Lunar Eclipse

Yes, it was early..Yes, it was cold...but oh what a sight. The lunar eclipse of 2010 was spectacular. Over Brooklyn the skies were clear. This is the first lunar eclipse to fall on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, since Dec 21, 1638. The moon was at its highest in the sky and I believe it is also closest to the earth at this point as well. I awoke at 2:30 knowing that the total eclipse would occur at 3:17. I used a tripod but the wind was really blowing so the pictures are not real crisp.  A couple of my neighbors apparently have wind chimes. However, I had never payed them any mind or do I ever remember really hearing them. But in the cold clear night watching the moon turn orange their tingles, chimes and clangs added to the mystique. Here are a few of the shots. Oh, in case you missed it, the next lunar eclipse on the solstice will be in 2094. Think I'll miss that one...

About 2:53

About 3:15

About 3:25