Sunday, October 29, 2006

Holiday Gift Bazaar- Photography

I did something this weekend that I've never done before: took part as a vendor at a market, in this case Palmer's Holiday Gift Bazaar at Raven Hall. Not the way I'd normally choose to spend a day, inside with no windows, but the Reader's Digest version is that I wasn't as bored as I thought I'd be. Even made some bucks before it was all over, which made it even less boring.

Over the last few months, I've been tinkering with creating a web page to offer some of my photography for sale. is the result. I took a selection of the photos to the Bazaar, using it partially to see what sold best and which photo holders people liked, so count the weekend a success.
The photo shows some of the photos as well as my laptop, which I took over on Saturday and ran a slide show of the photo selection all day. The wolf head was Donna's.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Mountain's Out!!!


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Two Year Anniversary for Hazel

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Hazy Dazy! Two years since you joined the family.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Harvest Moon

So full, so bright, it's the Harvest Moon. Some facts about the harvest moon:

Q. What is a harvest moon?

A. Simply put, the harvest moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the date of the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.
Some people claim that the harvest moon shines brighter and more golden than during normal full moons. However, since the time between moonrises on successive nights is shorter in autumn than at any other time of year, there is very little darkness between sunset and moonrise.

The continuance of the moonlight after sunset is useful to farmers in northern latitudes, who are then harvesting their crops. The full moon following the harvest moon, which exhibits the same phenomena in a lesser degree, is called the hunter's moon. A similar phenomenon to the harvest moon is observed in southern latitudes at the spring equinox on about March 21.

Q. Does the harvest moon always occur in September?

A. No, It depends on the date of the full moon with relationship to the equinox.
While it's a fact that most harvest moons do occur in September you need only to check 2001 to see that it can, from time to time, fall in October.

The one pictured occured the evening of October 5, 2006. I took these shots standing in the doorway of my back door, looking in the general direction of the southeast, where it could be seen shining brightly, the clouds creating a montage of images across its face as they floated past. If you adjust your screen and look closely at the second shot, you can see a dim silhouette of my trees in front of the moon (slightly left of it) and the almost other worldly glow of light about the moon itself. I think I'm ready for Halloween now!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hazy's Christmas Present?

What do you think? Will Hazy like her Christmas present? True, it needs a bit of work, but since she's been to Nome, thought maybe we needed a sled around here.

Don't get too excited, tho'. No, I'm not taking up mushing. What I am going to take up with it is lawn decor, ie it's going to be a fancy lawn ornament with flowers and who knows what sitting in it next summer. Well, unless I hear the "call of the wild."