Friday, June 24, 2022

Lights Of Dawn

 

Moon and morning star

hide behind the pine needles:

astral fireflies


12 comments:

  1. I can hear the whisper of the wind in that tree. That is something I miss from my lonely days of riding the fence line. Sitting in the New Mexico mountains watching the wind in the tree tops and hearing them sigh.

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    1. STxAR, trees just sigh better without people around. I do not know why this is, but it is a thing.

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  2. Nice haiku, (?) TB.
    You all have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Thank you Linda. It is good for me to practice them.

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  3. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Astral fireflies
    winking in the morning gloom,
    preparing to fade.

    -Kelly

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    1. Preparing to fade,
      moon and star are heralding
      the coming of dawn.

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  4. I'm curious what time one has to get up at this time of year to capture that kind of light in the sky. Sleeping in a recliner still after surgery a few weeks ago, sometimes I'm awake at crazy hours. I think I need to peek out the window on those sleepless mornings to see if I can see this. :)

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    1. Becki, this is sometime between 0530 and 0600 local time. In this case, I just happened to be outside training when I caught this.

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    2. Wishing I had looked all this up earlier to realize we have been in a (is it a 20-year cycle?) time frame where 5 planets lined up in order on Friday morning. I missed that, but this morning was one of those mornings where I was awake right as there started to be a light on the horizon. When I went out sometime between 5:30-5:45 I think what was visible in the (slightly south) eastern sky was Mercury (based on a chart I found online showing the times of five planets rises). I believe Venus (the other bright light I could see) was overhead by that time. It was only after I came inside and started searching online did I realize what I was seeing (or what I think I was seeing). Anyway, it's thanks to this post that I even thought to go out when it was still dark and see what I could see. :)

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    3. Becki, I never even think to check those things - and I should as well. In New Home in our urban light overflow environment, there is often not a lot of meaning in knowing those things as I cannot see them anyway. But I should start checking for the weeks I am in Old Home - as you say, who knows what you may see?

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  5. I love photos like this. And I always enjoy your haiku, TB.

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    1. Thank you Leigh. It is good practice for me to write them.

      If you like haiku, I cannot recommend the Japanese poet Bassho highly enough as is considered one of the greatest haiku masters of all time. Penguin books has two books of his works: One is The Narrow Road to the Deep North which is a sort of travel log as walks around Japan (quite novel at the time) with haiku. The other is Of Love and Barley, which is a collection of just his haikus.

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