Great Conjunction

I do realize I’m a few days past the Great Conjunction.  It’s the first chance I’ve had of examining my photos of this event, so here goes…

Here is what it looked like in Southern Utah from La Verkin Overlook.  There were several people there that night enjoying the sight.  It looks like I caught the moons of Jupiter, and if you look close, you might see the shape of Saturn with its rings.



PFTA: Not Social Distancing

Every once in a while I get a hankering to hike in the deserts of Southern Utah.  This image comes from one such adventure in 2014.  I was taking macro shots of this yellow desert flower when I had a couple of unexpected visitors.  I guess they didn’t mind each other’s company, and I enjoyed the moments of (not so) close interaction.  These two are not social distancing, but I’m glad I kept my distance.



Photo of the Week

(The view from) Smithsonian Butte. The views up there are awesome; however, getting there is a bit dangerous. When I went, the ground was so dry that boulders were coming loose when stepping on them. One even went over the cliff. I said, “that’s it! We’re leaving now!” It wasn’t until later I discovered there was a smudge on the lens. (sob)