A Thin Layer of Air

Naomi and I went to Buck Lake to enjoy the night. The glow of Orlando can be seen on the horizon. Humans inhabit this small planet within a thin layer of air. Beyond that is an unimaginably large universe. While full of stars and planets, we have found no other substitute out there for this world; no place we could actually live. Click on the image for a larger view.

Full Moon over Buck Lake

My current project has kept me busy. I have only found time to get out at night for some fresh air. We have had very clear nights for a week that have coincided with the full moon.

The camera does not see the night as we do. When light levels dip below a certain point, human vision loses the ability to perceive color. The camera does not. Night images can appear as if they were taken during the day. The moon reflects sunshine without altering its color. The angular size of the moon is the same as the sun. Only the stars visible in the sky betray the illusion. Click on the image for a larger view.

In a Field, Revisited

I had posted an image of this tree previously. I had speculated the loss of foliage was a result of Hurricane Irma. The regrowth would suggest that was right. Click on the image for a larger view.