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Friday, September 12, 2014

See Beautiful: The Sky

Since I started loving photography, I notice the beauty of the sky much more than before. This summer, when we camped high in the mountains, the Milky Way was omnipresent, rotating around our campsites throughout the night. It is a gift to get to see it, so far away from city lights.

On one particularly dark night, after the moon had set, I woke up in the wee hours of the morning. I quietly sneaked outside to look at the stars. It was inky dark and completely quiet. Above me, the Milky Way seemed to glow above a bank of clouds that clung to nearby mountains.

When we're camping, I have my camera on a tripod almost all night when the weather is good. So, it was easy for me to take a photo of the ethereal sight. 
In daylight, it's hard to believe that it's the same sky, since we can't see the stars. However, the clouds and sun are as dazzling as the nighttime stars.
The photo above is from a recent evening hike. As dusk fell, sweet Shyla stood guard, watching over our meadow.

I make a point of getting outside and "Seeing Beautiful" every single day. Some days, like the two that I just told you about, the sky is what catches my fancy. It is, indeed, beautiful!


  1. And so much beautiful to be seen!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. I love laying down and staring straight up at the sky at night. It's truly amazing the things you see
    Lily & Edward

  3. I beleive you catch the most incredible night shots I have ever seen. I hear that some parts of Colorado may see the northern lights tonight due to the solar flair. I hope you get to see them and share with us.

  4. Simply Beautiful and Amazing!

    xo Cinnamon

  5. Beautiful. Sugar always looking up and inspired me to do the same thing :-) I often takes photos of sky. We did a See Beautiful post. Happy Seeing Beauty. Golden Woofs

  6. So beautiful- we love sky photos too

  7. Oh, those are sooooo beautifuls!!!
    That shot of the stars is just magical!
    And, i never gets tired of seein' sweet Shyla on sentry duty
    Ruby ♥

  8. So nice. I love being able to see the milky way.

  9. You help me see beautiful every day. Thanks!


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