Monday, July 26, 2010

Chaparral Morning...

Out with the dogs again at 3:30 am.  A beautiful, perfect full moon was high in the southwestern sky.  It's bright light lit up our whole valley; after my eyes accommodated, I could easily see color in my yard (including that red stripe on our house!), and details in the valley.  To the west and northwest, the morning's marine layer created a fuzz on the horizon.  Jupiter was high and bright in the east, and the Pleiades were just barely visible in the northeast (they were almost washed out by the bright moonlight).

The dogs were all noses down – we must have had a visitor again last night.  A couple of them (couldn't tell which ones) let out the occasional grumpy growl.  They were not happy about the intruders in their yard!

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