The holiday season is upon us. Where does the time go.
Make sure you go outside tonight after midnight and watch the Leonid's meteor shower. If you go out before dawn, which is the best time for the meteors, you can also see the moon, Jupiter and Venus close to each other. Look east. I'll be up early because I'm doing another solar outreach at an elementary school tomorrow. One hundred and twenty 10 year old's. Oh boy.
I have two photos for you today. Actually, I should say just one. The first photo was taken by Linda and I turned it into a black and white. I think it's very nice.
I don't know if you've been to the Joyce Kilmer WMA but it's a beautiful forest in North Carolina named for his poem 'Trees'. Several years ago many of the very large trees around the main visitors area and trail were badly damaged. The forest service decide they didn't want to cut the trees down because it wouldn't look natural and they couldn't leave them. So they decided to use dynamite to make it look like storm damage. Very cool if you think about it. The second photo is the end result.