Sunday, July 26, 2009

International Space Station

It isn't a great shot, but it is of the International Space Station as it moved across the sky.
We have been enjoying going out and looking for it when the sky is clear enough.
It is amazing to watch with the naked eye - no telescope needed, and is fairly unmistakable. It moves quickly, but is usually visible for about 5 minutes.
You can check the NASA website for when it is visible where you are at .
The shuttle is flying with it right now, too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Colorful Sunset

The sky turned very colorful at sunset tonight.
It makes interesting silhouettes of the trees, and creates wonderful contrasts.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Twilight Welcome

One of many signs in town about Twilight.
We are enjoying the influx and entertainment of Twilight fans.
Their enthusiasm is delightful.
Most of us help when we can: taking pictures, giving directions.
As a fan of the original Twilight Zone, this one made me smile.
We think Rod Serling would have liked it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Twilight Moon and Fireworks

Heading out to sit and watch the fireworks last night (we can see the city display, and 5 or 6 other 'displays' from home), this interesting shot presented itself. It's a contrail that seems to cut the moon. I took quite a few shots of course, and the contrail "moved" across the moon.
I had to take pictures of the fireworks, of course. Some turned out and some didn't, but they were great to watch. The only "festivities" we felt up to because we didn't have to leave home.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day Parade


We woke up not feeling well today, so decided we needed to take a holiday from holiday festivities.

This picture is from last year's parade, but is what the parade and festivities are about - celebrating our independence as a country, and as a way of life.

THANK YOU to those who have served our country, and are now serving all over the world.

We are the Land of the Free, BECAUSE of the Brave.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July begins

with Midnight Madness. Our main street, Forks Avenue, is blocked by our local police department.

We are then free to wander, looking at tables set up for various reasons - items for sale or raffles, shop the stores and indulge in food and goodies, and meet up with neighbors we just don't seem to see often enough. Though it was difficult to make our way through a couple of the stores, it was good to see so many people enjoying the "Madness".

For a tour of the street, hop on the Rayonier Express, sponsored by several of our local stores and Lunsford Real Estate.
This being the "Twilight" zone - a look-alike contest was held to benefit the local Relay for Life - Bella and Edward look-alikes were found and will be riding in Bella's truck in the parade tomorrow.