Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Moon, magpies and a bit more

Whilst the moon pretty full  it has not always been visible in our part of the globe because of cloud cover. Still the cloud can off some interesting halos, shadows and unusual cloud colours.

A few photos from last night - first few from about 7-8pm. Moon photos taken with Canon Powershot.

©2016 Barry Smith - The colours of cloud and moon
©2016 Barry Smith - A drift of cloud - lighting up a dark cloud sky
©2016 Barry Smith - Cloud drifts across the moon - deep blue-black sky
©2016 Barry Smith - Unusual hole in the cloud cover -  bright evening star on the left
©2016 Barry Smith - Moon in a clear patch of the sky at midnight

We are not sure why but we have hard about 50 Magpies hanging around our neighbourhood. Some of the bolder birds walked out of my path this morning rather than just flying away.

©2016 Barry Smith - Looking at you
©2016 Barry Smith - This is much more interesting than a human
It must be the time for birds as I was much more aware of their presence on Treehaven Way.

©2016 Barry Smith - Waking to the sunrise
©2016 Barry Smith - Pigeon on the wire
And of course there were the other little surprises on the walk.

©2016 Barry Smith - Sitting quietly under a bush
©2016 Barry Smith - Getting to the last of the roses in our garden - amazing perfume
As you could see from the photo with the silhouettes of the three native Mynah birds the sun is now rising at the time I walk. This means it is getting to be quite dark when we rise as you can see from the valley photo below.

©2016 Barry Smith - A darkish Wednesday morning over the valley - very moody
I think autumn is truly here and is even starting to get a tinge of winter about it - either that or I'm being pathetic.


  1. Our weather is becoming crazier. From 51C a week ago to 16C yesterday. I actually put on a pullover. Your moon and cloudscapes are beautiful Barry.

    1. Hi R - it has been a crazy weather year. Thanks for your positive appreciation of the unusual colours etc of the moon. And thanks for the ongoing poems and images you share - don't know where you find the time. Go well. B


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