This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge asks: ” Where’s your happy place?” For us, it’s that place where the rising sun’s rays skim across the mountain folds, and updrafts sustain the wind play of vultures and hawks. It’s that place where birds fill the ears with chirps and whistles and hoots, and buck snorts add exclamation points to the Ouachita Mountain soundtrack. It’s also the place that has served as a bird blind, galactic observatory and deer-watching platform. That happy place is our deck.
A prescribed burn in a neighboring county sent a long plume of smoke across the southern horizon.
The time between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. was magical this morning, the 21st day of September. The sky was cloudless, Jupiter was at its closest to Earth and the moon was just two days away from being full.