Thursday, July 24, 2008

For SWF--the sun going down

These photos are supposed to enlarge when clicked.
These really are best viewed when don't appreciate the sun until they are enlarged.
Sorry to post so many photos, but it was hard enough to cut the number down to these.
This is from Tuesday evening's ramble out to the strip pit area...I had to post that very first photo cause you can definitely see one of the many dragonflies that were out that evening.
The rest just show the setting of the sun....
as the clouds slowly cover it up...
followed by a couple or three of after the event.

To join SWF, please go to the Sky Watch Friday Blog. I know I am posting this even earlier than normal, but I am figuring I am going to have to reload some of the photos till they will enlarge. Almost every night I have reload at least one, especially if I have more than three photos. Also, I have started getting a lot of spammers commenting, so I am starting to moderate my posts again. I really hope that that will stop them but who knows.

Strip pit expeditions....

Click to enlarge photos.

All these photos were taken on Monday at the area of the photo in my header with the exception of the trumpet vine which was on the way home from there. Even after all the years of pulling it away from the apple trees at the orchard, I still think it beautiful. It should be my own personal enemy, but I can't help but love it on its own territory.

We not only went to this area Monday but went back yesterday evening...I could just sit out there and watch the sky all day. Not only that but there is just so much more to see as in the little yellow flowers as well as the purple one...along with maybe deer every now and then. And yesterday evening was amazing...I have never seen so many dragonflies in all my life. They were literally swarming....I bet hundreds of them. I got to watching and told my husband, LOOK!
Watch the other insects and watch the dragonflies....they were snatching dozens and dozens of insects out of the air. One can't help but hope that it was mosquitoes.

This was right before sundown and soon as the sun was gone, the dragonflies disappeared. I could not spot any anywhere...not on the weeds nor anything else. You may be sure we will be going back out there. And don't forget to watch tomorrow evening for Skywatch Friday's will have views from out there. I am really having trouble deciding on which ones I want to post.