A Year on Clear Lake-Aug 19, 2013

An Awe-Filled Sky–August 19, 2013

All eyes will be on the evening sky tomorrow with the arrival of the Blue Moon (there won’t be another until 2015), but tonight’s celestial event was equally awe-filled. Even before the pink/purple hues painted the heavens, the sky was delightfully filled with a smorgasbord of  clouds–wisps, rows, and puffs galore. What a beautiful way to end the day.

I found an old friend at the marina today–the Little Blue Heron. I should make that “a” Little Blue Heron, because this is not the same LBH that came on a regular basis. I need to investigate a little more to determine what stage it is –its pink tipped bill is confusing.

By the boat ramp, a juvenile snowy egret was checking out the scene.

I also spotted the first hummingbird of the fall season today. It was buzzing around a hanging basket on the back deck.  Yes, another clue that fall change is happening now, even though to us it seems we are at the height of summer.

Green Thought: “If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet