Eastern and west

Another attempt at shooting the night sky. Through the viewfinder it appeared as if the tree was strung with tiny white lights, but it turned out many of the leaves on this struggling oak had their own glint.  Tonight, we’ll stay up to see Mars, the Orionids and maybe, just maybe, catch a glimpse of Comet Ison.  (The Waiting for Ison blog has lovely  illustrations showing what you can expect to see and when, in the night sky.)

Night Sky looking east
Eastern sky last night.
Moonset and sunrise
Western sky this morning with gibbous moon and 360 degree pink ring around the horizon.  

Night driving

Nothing like a little night drive down on the outskirts of town. Just what the doctor ordered as therapy for too much computer time.

SHHHH — The school buses are sleeping. Where the school district buses spend their nights in a lot south of Little Rock. Snapped out the window as we whizzed past.