Friday, June 27, 2008

Sky Watch

We've been blessed with great weather for the last ten days of traveling across the west - dry heat during the day and cool, clear, starry nights. Perfect camping/hiking weather and super sky watching conditions.
This shot of the setting sun over our campsite was taken in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. We spent four days there touring the many splendid Ancestral Puebloan ruins of 1200 to 1300 A.D. and exploring the canyon trails. Our nights under the magnificent starry skies were comforting, sleep-inducing and breathtaking all at the same time. Unfortunately, my pocket digital camera could do no justice to a decent Sky Watch photo of the celestial dome.

We have missed our community of photo bloggers during our travels and look forward to our pause here in Omaha to catch up before getting back on the road again.

View Sky Watch Friday photos from around the world at Wiggers World.


17 comments:

For The People said...

Woderfully captured.

quinttarantino said...

I’m back …
Oh no, cried blog world … he’s back!

But guess what, I’m glad I decided to make a comeback.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

fishing guy said...

raf: That is a great shot of your sunset on your camp.

Petunia said...

Camping and bad weather is not fun at all. This is a nice and sunny Sky watch shot;)

Petunia's SWF

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful Sky Watch. I've spent a few minutes looking at previous posts; looks like you're having a great time. I look forward to a another visit here.

Dina said...

How fortunate you are to be in the place just right. Enjoy every minute!

bobbie said...

You managed a delightful photo.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning view... sound like a great time is being had.. loved the weather vane below aswell

ken mac said...

i would like to stretch out in that tent...make room!

babooshka said...

I can't get over you doing a skywatch on the road. Great shot with the sunflash throught the trees. I hope it smiles on you and your travelling around. Stay safe!

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend, Raf.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Perfect camping weather back here in the PNW!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thanks to you and others, I get a big lift out of trying to outdo myself and post things that may surprise some and make others laugh a bit and most of all make lots of people aware of things that might not know much about.

When somebody actually takes the time to write a comment about my work and what I do, that to me is the biggest gift a person can give another. It is a smile on greeting, it is a welcome handshake, and it gives me and my family some hope that the dementia farm is still down the road.

You, yourself, are an inspiration to me. I come to say, thanks for taking the time to photograph things of interest and great beauty. Without that, blogging would be about as exciting as a wart on the end of my nose.

And rest assured, when you do visit, I will always try to visit your blog, in return, and leave a comment on your blog. I might not think your photography is ready for the big masterpiece award, but it got my attention.

Sincerely,

Abraham Lincoln
oldmanlincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Marcel said...

I'm glad you are having a good vacation. Also thanks for your kind words on my blog. Take care.

Chuck Pefley said...

Raf, glad you've had good weather. Nothing worse than camping in the rain! Bah! Been there and no eager anticipation for a return visit.

Hope your weather holds for your travel home.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" was happy to see that you had stopped by while you continue on your trip out of Dodge... He's also happy to see some posts here along your trail!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. Camping can be fun is nice weather. I love lying in the dark and looking at the stars. I think I will sleep outside tonight.
Thanks for visiting my blog and being so kind. MB