Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yin-Yang, Light and the Moon

Yin-Yang + Turquoise Light

I seem to have difficulty keeping my blog up-to-date in the summer... you can see from my archives that it is a repeating cycle... yet in the winter its much easier. So this may, or may not, be a post that will have to stand alone for a while... At least I've a few photos (mine and others) to decorate it with.

To see all the coloured lights I caught with the yin-yang light catcher (in a friend's house) see this flickr slideshow

Another photo I've taken recently is of the Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station:



In fact I took it last night... I managed to miss my train by just 2 minutes... luckily other people also seemed to have problems on the tube and I was allowed to use my ticket that was meant to be just for the 8pm train on the next one at 8.45.

Tonight, or rather, early this morning there will be a full eclipse visible from the Pacific Ocean.

Have you ever wondered what the moon looks like on its far side? Jim did and found this on wikipedia:


Isn't it cratered and craggy! So different from the view we get (also from wikipedia):


If you are lucky enough to be able to see the eclipse either partially or totally I hope the clouds stay away for you.

7 comments:

Dru Marland said...

Welcome back! Or ave atque vale...

andrea said...

Good to see you are out there and just as curious as ever! (I mean that in the nice way, not the nasty way!) As for posting, me too. Except I do tend to have extra photos that I need to share now and then. How do people write word-only blogs I wonder? Anyway, thanks for The dark Side of the Moon and the photo at the top is a winner!

Caroline said...

Dru - maybe I'll manage to stick around a little bit...

Andrea - curiouser and curiouser... strangely even my photography is having to take a back seat at the moment.

Jo said...

I like the craggy side better I think, I wonder what a psychologist would make of that!
I've kind of got used to the fact that your blog sometimes gets neglected in the summer months, sometimes I forget to check if there's a new post! Good to see you!

Caroline said...

Jo - I think it means you:

A) Like the unexplored
B) Like craggy character
C) Have great taste!

Somehow blogging and the summer just don't seem to go together for me, even in rotten weather!

Tinker said...

It seems like summer is a spotty time for a lot of bloggers, for various reasons. I'm glad to see you again, whenever you do blog, and I love these photos - including the moon shots (shoot for the moon? :)
Hope your summer is going well, Caro!

Tinker said...

It seems like summer is a spotty time for a lot of bloggers, for various reasons. I'm glad to see you again, whenever you do blog, and I love these photos - including the moon shots (shoot for the moon? :)
Hope your summer is going well, Caro!