Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon...

I didn't really know what to expect...
A Super Blood Wolf Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse...
happening at midnight, when the temperatures were in the single digits.
I always read about these events on Facebook, the moon never looks much different to me...
so...was it worth it to stay up until midnight and freeze in the cold - it was!

It was a real celestial treat!
We saw both the eclipse and the beautiful super blood moon.
I will add, a nap was required to stay up until midnight.

These pictures were taken at midnight, I did not enhance the color!

Afterward, around 2 a.m., the moon returned to normal, well, sort of.
It is still a supermoon, 
which means that it will appear larger than usual due to it's proximity to earth.

I can usually get clearer pictures of the moon...

December 1, 2017

July 18, 2018

August 23, 2018

Again, a real celestial treat!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Puffed Up...Trying to Stay Warm

I didn't know what kind of bird it was, sitting atop the suet.
I tapped on the window and it didn't budge...

I didn't want to chase it off, I just wanted to know who had selected such an odd spot for a nap.

One eye open only slightly, the tapping had arose it's curiosity, but only a little...

as the beak popped out, I knew it was a Blue Jay

The suet is under the overhang of the house, protected from these fierce winds.

Smart bird, a nap...

a meal,

and protection from the wind!

This Blue Jay was quite content and happy, staying for quite a while before flying off!