Moon, Halo, Palm Tree

These photos were shot late last night with the Nikin and 200mm Nikkor. We see rings around the sun and the moon. My grandfather taught me decades ago that a ring around the sun can mean rain or snow is on the way. Apparently, there was plenty of moisture up there late last night. Backyard photography is fun. 😂


This afternoon I drove through a local park and noticed two horse trailers so I parked and walked over to them. I asked permission to photograph the horses of course. I took about fifteen photos so here is a couple of them. They are big, powerful beasts that I appreciate for their strength, gracefulness, and beauty but don’t ask me to ride one!

The View Beyond My Neighborhood

Heading home from the store this morning I stopped to grab this photo with the 200mm lens of the range on the north end of the valley. This cold weather and rain have dropped some snow up there, probably above 5000 feet, my best guess. I can’t see the range from my backyard though which sucks. It’s so cold and damp today that it reminds me of a blustery January day back in Michigan. The cold chases me!

Pretty Palms

These photos are from the Nikon, I got a short 5-mile bike ride in today and have some iPhone photos coming up later. At only 55 degrees, I had a sweater under the usual jacket, and a thin hat on my head under the helmet to keep my brain warm. Happy Friday!