Took the kids to the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. Not much in the way of wildlife, but the lilies are pretty. We caught them in the nick of time. They probably have another week before they are completely gone for the year. My daughter took these pictures. I think she did a pretty good job.
Today we went up to a little lake about 27 miles from our house, that google maps says is an hour and a minute from here, yeah, little gravel roads but a lovely day. We had both sons and all three grandkids, sons and sun and water lilies
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
This is an iPhone photo from yesterday. I wish I'd carried a proper camera with me, because this early morning scene of fog lifting off the Youghiogheny River was magical. Alas, I was on a conditioning hike, where exercise was the primary purpose.
And here's my feeble attempt to photograph comet NEOWISE this morning, 5:00am. People were describing this as the best "naked eye" comet in over 20yrs. I guess I missed my chance and it's no longer that, or Pittsburgh skies aren't the best for viewing it, because if I didn't know exactly were to spot it, there's no way I'd have noticed it. It was as faint as the faintest star with the naked eye, and it was only when I looked at it through the 400mm lens I was using I could finally make it out. Still, pretty cool, but not what I was hoping for.
It was the skies, possibly also because you waited too late into the morning. Second Son and I admired it at 4 a.m. and it was very easily seen with the naked eye. What we couldn't do was make his camera "see" it, so no photos. But it was bright enough to be reflected in the lake, and I was able to locate it before the bright ball had cleared the horizon, by a streak like a light leak sticking up from the horizon about where I expected it to be.