adventures in nature

20150630 venus and jupiter conjuction

closest appearance

for venus and jupiter this time around the sun

tonight at under 1/2 degree separation from our vantage on earth

the sun set leaving an orange, then pink-tinted sky, with the nearly full moon low in the east

the wind was still and the heat from the day was still rising from the grass-covered hills

the coyotes howled across the valleys as twilight melted away the last light

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and the owls at the top of the hill made an appearance together, hooting back and forth

between themselves and sometimes the featherless hooter below

the crickets in the background sang loudly, now that the winds had nothing to say

and as the sky darkened, the lights of the sky and the city glowed

above and below Mount Tamalpais

as the fog crept from the sea into the valleys below it all

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2 responses

  1. Tom Dautrich

    Some great pics here Zach.

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    July 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

  2. Ann Prentiss

    A beautiful series of pix. Thanks, Zach!

    July 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

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