Wednesday morning I woke up as usual about 4 AM to go potty. I looked out the window to see if I could see the moon…there it was with no clouds. Yeah me!! I can take photos from the yard, I don’t even have to go away from all our trees.
I very quietly tried to extricate my tripod out of the closet…Far Guy said “Are you going out?” “ Well yes!” “Wanna go?” “Not really.”
I told Chance to give me a minute to chase small smelly creatures from the yard just incase any were traveling through. I go out and bark and make lots of noise. I let Chance out to do his thing and when his mission is complete I make him go back inside. I didn’t need a skunk encounter to interrupt my photo session.
I watch as the moon is slowly covered. A small plane is flying around…it is distracting. I can hear a couple of cars out on the highway. It is very quiet and the wind is not blowing! Soon the door to the house opens and out come Chance and Far Guy…it seems Chance was crying…pathetically. Chance ran over smelled the tripod greeted me and was ready to go back inside. Far Guy looked up and said “Well that’s cool, I just brought your dog out because he was upset.” It was 22 degrees F or –5 C eh. A tad chilly. I tried lots of different settings on my camera.
The stars were beautiful the air was crisp and clear. If it had been a bit warmer I would have stayed out longer…next time I need a lawn chair and a warm quilt.
My best shot of the blood moon….during the total eclipse. I got some stars too…or planets…bright objects.
It was fun to see, the next lunar events will take place in April and September of 2015.
My toes were cold, it might be time to get out my winter boots. I made some hot chocolate and warmed up the corn bag so I would get all cozy warm and go back to sleep.
Did you see the lunar eclipse? Have you tried to take photos of it?