It's a beautiful but windy day here in Georgia. Supposed to be in the 90's this afternoon. I sure hope it doesn't make it. It was 95 yesterday. That's too hot for May.
I spent Monday night at the observatory to try out my new camera. This is not a DSLR but a camera designed for astronomical photos. I know it was almost a full moon but I had to try anyway. It is after all a new toy. I did get a couple of decent photos of the moon but my Jupiter photos were terrible. I didn't realize the seeing was so bad. It was either that or I don't know what setting I need to use. I'll figure it out.
My first photo today is of 'the bird nest'. I entered the warm room heading for the observing area when this bird about knocked me over. Neither was expecting the other. I looked around trying to locate the inevitable nest and couldn't find one. Yea. After taking the outreach equipment from the truck to the observatory I looked around the warm room again and located the nest in the coil of wires which run from the observatory to the warm room. Good, now I can get rid of it and maybe she won't come back. Wrong, it had four eggs in it. They are mocking bird eggs and since I like mockingbirds I guess the warm room door won't be installed for a couple of weeks. I'm going to be using the observatory next week so I guess she'll just have to get used to me.
The second photo is of an orchid. I don't know what the name is or even where I took the photo. If you can Identify it please let me know.