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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Magical Starry Saturday

This is my Angel K. She's been gone since 2012 but I shall never forget anything about her. I loved her eyes. Each eye had a star like pattern around the pupil.

Here's a close-up of one of her unique and glorious eyes.

I thought of K's starry eyes as I went through some of my star photos that I hadn't processed yet. This one was from our time in early September high in the San Juan mountains of southwest Colorado. The mountain ranges visible from our campsite are on the horizon. The moon was bright so not many stars were visible. This photo shows their motion around the North Star over 1.5 hours.

I'm doing the Dogwood weekly photo challenge this year. This week's challenge was "alternating rhythm" which is defined as "alternate patterns of light to bring depth and rhythm to the photograph". I was really stuck about how to meet this challenge while using something natural as my subject. I finally decided that a star trail photo includes an alternating pattern of light.

This one is from K's Rock showing a combination of 120 photos taken over 1 hour and 20 minutes. I took the series when we were in the desert in October. The North Star is in the middle of the circles, just about at the top of K's Rock. The rock was lit by a bright moon that was setting just as I started the series of photos. The rest of the series was taken with no moon so many stars are visible, each tracing its path around the North Star.
I love that I think of Angel K's eyes when I gaze at the magical stars.


  1. Hari OM
    The cosmos in microcosm and macrocosm... YAM xx

  2. AMAZING!!!! both the star trails and those starry eyes. Wow. i have never seen star shapes around the pupil. she was gorgeous, but then i have never seen a dog that was not gorgeous. LOL.... i know you still miss her, because we miss all 3 of our pups that have gone across the bridge

  3. about the marriage survivor. everyone things Bob and I have one big, very happy and perfect marriage. i am thinking about a post about the things he does that makes me CRAZY....

    1. I knew that you were joking! I can tell how happy you are in your marriage from the many comments that you making in a loving and laughing way about it.

  4. Angel K's eyes were so incredibly gorgeous.

  5. The star trail is perfect, I always love your star photos. And what cool looking eyes K had.

  6. Beautiful analogy! Wow...K sure did have beautiful starry eyes!

  7. Beautiful eyes. Hard to believe K has been gone so many years.

  8. You are such a beautiful writer KB.. Each and every post is beautiful. Each post is filled with emotions and love, from the past,,, and to the very present. Your posts make me think and feel.. We feel your stars and skys,, your world,,, You show us how to find beauty..
    And we will never forget our very special K,,, not ever,, and the stars in those eyes,

  9. The title had us humming Starry, starry night! Shyla's eye star is incredible!

  10. Her eyes were so beautiful! And your star photos .... I can see such similarities!

  11. Amazing eyes - I've never seen the like.

  12. Those are the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen in a dog

  13. How we all loved Angel K. She had the most amazing eyes with that star pattern. Your star/rock photo is certainly a winner.

  14. Angel K had beautiful eyes! And your star photos are amazing
    Hazel & Mabel

  15. Wow stunning shots. What an amazing eye pattern K had.

  16. Wow, those star trails are incredible! And your Angel K's star patterned eyes are just amazing. ✨

  17. It's hard to say which is more beautiful, K's eyes, or your star photos! We love both but especially the uniqueness of her eyes.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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