It was a late night out in the middle of nowhere just to get a couple great shots of the Milky Way and the stars in general. While I did catch a few pictures of the Milky Way directed towards the galactic center this feature image is probably my favorite. Sometime, hopefully soon, I plan on writing in a little more detail how I took the photo and what kind of gear, setting, timing you would need to do this yourself. It really is a neat experience that is worth enjoying at least once in a lifetime.
After work today I went outside with my son to water some of the plants in the front yard, and I was amazed at how quickly things grow. The lilies near our front door that were just pods the other day were blooming. It was then that my son and I decided it would be a good time to get out the camera and take a few photos of the flowers (like my kids ever say no to getting out the camera). After taking a couple photos we were on our way back in when this photo idea struck me. It’s simple, but expressive to me and fit my mood for the evening.