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Monday, November 30, 2020

Full Moon - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the moon last night (Nov 29, 2020). Technically, it wasn't full until 4:30am this morning (Nov 30, 2020), but it was pretty close. There was a thin cloud cover, so the photo isn't as crisp as the ones I normally get.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

"Lunar Luggage" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Luggage / Suitcases."

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Moon Behind Clouds - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took of the moon a few nights ago.

Moon Behind Clouds - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took of the moon a few nights ago.

Moon Behind Tree Branches - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took of the moon a few nights ago.

Waterfall Dam In Woods - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the woods near the intersection of Pine Tree Road and Rock House Road in the area of the Easton and Redding Connecticut town lines this past week.

Those woods are part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Stone Walls In Woods - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the woods near the intersection of Pine Tree Road and Rock House Road in the area of the Easton and Redding Connecticut town lines this past week.

Those woods are part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Stone Wall Columns And Structures In Woods - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took in the woods near the intersection of Pine Tree Road and Rock House Road in the area of the Easton and Redding Connecticut town lines this past week.

Those woods are part of the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The official trail map must be carried as one's permit for access to the area.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Ledge Rocks And Trail - Photograph

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This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Gallows Hill Natural Area in Redding, CT this past week.

Stone Wall In Woods And Spooky Looking Woods - Photograph

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This is 2 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Gallows Hill Natural Area in Redding, CT this past week.

Trail In Woods Along Stone Wall - Photograph

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This is 3 of 3 posts of photographs that I took at Gallows Hill Natural Area in Redding, CT this past week.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Canada Goose In Flight Photobomb - Photograph

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I took those photographs at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

Photobomb - to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank

I'm taking some liberties with my use of the term photobomb, because the Canada Goose that flew through the first photograph above was just doing his own thing, and had no idea I was taking a photo of the other ones that were in the water. The photographs are shown in reverse order. First, I noticed a bunch of Canadian Geese, standing on the dam. As time went on, some got into the water, to swim away. Then, some would take flight, as was the case with the one who photobombed my snapshot of the ones in the water.

Canadian Geese In Flight (Blurry) - Photograph

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I took that photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

I don't normally post blurry photographs, but I thought that one was good enough and had enough visual interest to make an exception to my rule.

Swan Couple - Photograph

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I took that photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

"T Stands For Teddy Give Thanks Turkey" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, and Teddy wanted to give thanks for a few things. Teddy said he is grateful for the safe health of his loved ones, a roof over his head, and food on his table.

In local news, "an adult male Saw-whet owl, one of the tiniest owls" "was discovered on Monday [in the New York City Rockefeller Center Christmas tree], dehydrated and hungry, but otherwise unharmed." The owl was taken to a bird rehabilitation center in upstate New York, and was going to be released back into the wild, once he had a clean bill of health from Vets.

This past week, Teddy and I went for a few outings:

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I also got some moon photos:

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And some deer came by again, to nibble on the little that remains for them to eat:

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I also made some postcard artwork:

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And we continue to have drought conditions here in Connecticut. (United States Drought Monitor - Connecticut)

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Clouds In Front Of Moon / Burning Glow / Spooky - Photograph

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I took those photographs of clouds passing in front of the moon shortly after sunset.

"Caged Birds" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge was "Caged."

The birds in the background are inside the cage, but the bird in the foreground is free. He's planning a "prison break" to liberate his feathered friends. :-)

I created this using GIMP 2.10.22.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Deer On Rock Ledge - Photograph

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I took that photograph of some deer walking along the rock ledge on the side of my property this past week. The photos were taken through a glass window, so the quality isn't the best. There are several groups of deer that come through periodically.

Moon - Photograph

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I took that photograph of the waxing moon last night. It will be full again on November 30.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Clouds In Front Of Crescent Moon - Photograph

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I took that photograph of clouds passing in front of the crescent moon last night.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

"Autumn Birds (Horizontal)" - Postcard

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I created two pieces with similar images using GIMP 2.10.22.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

"Autumn Birds (Vertical)" - Postcard

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I created two pieces with similar images using GIMP 2.10.22.

The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Greenfield Hill Cemetery Gravestones - Photograph

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I took those photographs at Greenfield Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, CT this past week.

This cemetery has my favorite gravestone: a skull and cross bones. It was just beginning to rain while I was here, and I liked how the raindrops looked on the gravestone. They straightened all of the gravestones on the left side of the cemetery, so that they are all level now. It also looks like they cleaned them, because the white gravestones are more noticeable now.