Comet, Big Dipper, Cedar Fencerow

Comet Neowise

 

Emily out in Oregon encouraged us to get out and look at the comet. It’s been beastly hot and buggy. We have not been enthusiastic.

But they just mowed the big hay field, making tick-free walking possible for the first time in months, so last night we took a stroll and it was well worth it. After a few minutes for our to adjust to the dark we could see it clearly, and it grew brighter as the twilight faded.

This photo was a 10 second exposure taken with my old Canon camera. I managed to save it from the fire, though it’s blackened all over. Couldn’t save the tripods, so I propped it on one of the hay bales and a bag of black beans.

Some more from the series: