To Infinity and Beyond
In coldest darkest November, some people go ice fishing.
Me? I go star fishing.
The topic for this week’s photo challenge on WordPress is infinity.
Watching meteor showers and photographing comets both put me in touch with the infinite in a way that nothing else can.
There’s something primal about laying back on a grassy hillside watching the summer Perseid meteor shower put on a show overhead.
Standing on that same hillside before dawn on a frigid November morning photographing the Leonids, cold of body yet warm of being, has the same effect.
The photo here is one of many meteor and comet photos I’ve taken over the years.
Thanks to readers here for indulging me in this non-heron post!
I’m sure the herons don’t mind, either.
Thanks to Petrel41 at Dear Kitty for pointing out the December 13, 2013, Geminids Meteor Shower. Don’t miss it!
Thanks to Ben Huberman and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinity prompt.
Thanks to the kind folks at Skywatch Friday.
Thanks also to Ailsa and WordPress for the Travel Theme: Height challenge. (Not much is higher up than the source of a meteor shower.)
(This photo was taken November, 2002)
© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Posted on October 11, 2013, in Art, Astrophotography, daily prompt, Meteors, Nature, Nature Photography, postaday, Skywatch Friday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Weekly Travel Themes and tagged Leonids, postaday, skywatch friday. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.