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I’m posting late today, because I went out on an afternoon ride.  Tomorrow I’ll have a couple of between-the-ears shots — the best kind.

No post yesterday, because I went out for lunch with friends Marion, Sasha, and Peggy, and spent the rest of the afternoon in a doze.  The Guild House does such good food!

The day before, though, the dogs and I went down to the river, and spotted a couple of mallard ducks.  They’re the first this year that I’ve been close enough to get a picture.  They weren’t paying much attention to us . . .



At least the male wasn’t.  The female was watching us, but he was busy preening.


Typical male behavior, of course!

Last night I hurried out to get a sunset shot.  I could see what I think is called a sun pillar — a beam of light that seems to shoot straight up from the setting sun.  By the time I got out there and got focused, it wasn’t as distinct as it had been.


If you have never heard of a sun pillar, or sundogs, or a moonbow, or a glory, I highly recommend the site call Atmospheric Optics.  They have pictures of all of those and more.  Some of the photos are truly astonishing!



Posted March 6, 2014 by stablewoman in Uncategorized

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