Fire in the Delta

This week’s photo challenge is Let There Be Light.

The sun set the sky on fire. A beautiful end to a day of thanks.  All taken along I-40 and U.S. 70 east of Little Rock.

Others who switched on this week’s challenge:

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.  

Weekly photo challenge: Carefree II

A second entry into this week’s photo challenge.

Sunset fishing at Fort Gaines.

Other carefree moments:













Weekly photo challenge: Carefree

OK, a sunset and palm trees is a bit of a cliche, but it’s a good cliche –an instant reminder of vacation and carefree days in the sand, surf and sun.

Silhouetted palms in the sunset

A few others:

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  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Elizabeth Melton Parsons
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Castaway Cay « IF I ONLY HAD A TIME MACHINE
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | dadirridreaming
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Here & Abroad
  7. “Carefree” | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | acieartikulasi
  9. Carefree: weekly photo challenge | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | wordswithnannaprawn
  11. Carefree (or not so much) | follow your nose
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Retired2Travel
  13. Carefree Summer | Drops of Ink

And the most carefree place on earth this week:

Weekly photo challenge: Color

Keeping the palette tight for this challenge.

The colors of this week’s challenge:

The challenge mother page:

Weekly photo challenge: Our 2012 in pictures

We hope your 2013 is filled with happiness!
A few photographic snippets from 2012 in the Ouachitan woodlands of Arkansas.

And be sure to check out the challenge homepage: a page that includes: