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Well Met By Moonlight

There was more haze in the sky than I would have liked. For my first evening back, I would have preferred to see the Milky Way splashed across the heavens, the thundering hordes of stars and possibilities. But the moon pressed on, first a halo and then free of the clouds. And a moon almost full blots out the stars anyway.

B met the herd as I did the first time, by moonlight. She was introduced around and some were sleepy, but all were curious and friendly. We were up way past our east coast bedtimes, me more than her. 11pm here was 2am to my body and not enough time to adjust while I'm here.

The weather is being flaky, but we have the offset of lots and lots and lots of wildflowers to see. If I thought last spring was pretty, this one, they tell me, is simply amazing.

Wish y'all were here, I really do. DHF is an amazing place.

Frog Out

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marshallpayne1
Apr. 28th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Cool, Oz!
birdhousefrog
Apr. 29th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
heya! Bet things are a bit quiet for you now!
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birdhousefrog
Apr. 29th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
bonus everything! A bit windy yesterday and today, a bit brisk, but we're hanging in there with lots of sun and horses.
klingonguy
Apr. 29th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
You know, I hadn't thought about this before, but I bet the night sky in Taos will be extraordinary!

I haven't really been outside major city light pollution at night since my days in Kansas, and that was more than 20 years ago.

I wonder if those same old stars are still there...
birdhousefrog
Apr. 29th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Ski Valley is so narrow and the peaks are so high that only a sliver of sky is seen and I seem to remember lights at night that would obscure the view. Taos would be different, perhaps. It's very open and flat, but I don't know their policies on lighting. Here in Tucson, street lights are oriented down and are amber. It's a big star-gazing area with a telescope on one of the mountains.

Of course, the full moon is also providing interference.
acwise
Apr. 29th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Moonlight and horses - it sounds beautiful! I'm jealous.
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