Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Springtime in Carolina

Springtime in North Carolina means it is "Dogwood" time!  And the dogwood tree in my parent's backyard, and the sunset silhouetting through it, is something worth seeing.








Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter is Here










Saturday, November 23, 2013

Surfers at Carolina Beach

 



Carolina Beach Sunset

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Eclipse (sort of)

This past Sunday there was a "hybrid" eclipse of the sun.  It's called a hybrid eclipse because depending upon your location, you could see anything from a partial eclipse to a full eclipse.  The east coast of the US saw just a partial eclipse, but if you were in equatorial Africa you got to see the full eclipse.

For me, it was a very, very partial eclipse.  The moon rose two minutes before the sun and that should have allowed the east coast to see up to 54% of the sun covered.  However, low hanging clouds on the horizon blocked my view of the eclipse until the very last moment.  These pictures were taken on the beach in Sandbridge.


 
 
 
Interesting how the reflection in my lens is reversed.
 
 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Clouds at Sunrise

A few photos of the "almost" sunrise from the Naval Hospital.

Lights of Norfolk


Berkley Bridge and Shipyard Cranes



Sky Bridge


Virginia Beach Sunrise

Well, not the actual sunrise.  Too cloudy on the horizon to see that.  But the sun did finally rise above the clouds!






Friday, June 7, 2013

Andrea Passes By

Tropical Storm Andrea passed near by today.  Lots of heavy rain this morning and strong, gusty winds this evening.


Bob's Bait & Tackle

A mainstay in Duck for years...


Halo before the Storm

A Halo around the sun or moon can be a precursor to stormy weather.  High cirrus clouds, usully above 20,000 feet, can preceed a storm.  The ice crystals in the clouds refract the light from, in this case the sun, and form the halo.  I saw this halo on Thursday, around lunchtime, a few hours before Tropical Storm Andrea arrived in the Outer Banks.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

And the Sun goes to Bed...

From the Boardwalk in Duck...








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