Friday, December 19, 2008

moving day

Woke up at 5:30 this morning in time to get ready to photograph the International Space Station fly by. Right on cue, it appeared in the very early morning sky at 6:19. Shot this 15 second exposure at about 6:21AM as it crossed close to the moon. A great way to start my second year in the desert.

One year ago today I moved in to my little desert hut. Took 7 days of construction and two days off to get in the barely finished box. It's come a long way since then. Was kind of creepy that first night out here but with each day it just gets better and better. Now it feels creepy to be anywhere else. Pretty rewarding to own it all and do it all yourself. Feels really good to be home. ( Note: did some visiting today and got the anemometer up and wired)


MsBelinda said...

Congratulations on the one year anniversary of moving into your home. It must give you a great sense of accomplishment to know you built it yourself.

I have a question...have you ever come face to face with a snake in your property? if so what did you do?

Anonymous said...

Annus wonderfulus, to paraphrase the Queen. You have done these things, all things, on your own terms, and are to be commended. Just wish you had a little more to hold onto, or lived a bit closer, for the people who care about you. Keep doing what youre doing, keep your powder dry.

Unknown said...

Great shot of the ISS! Congrats on your first year home!

giniv said...

What a wonderful picture of the Space Station, thank you for sharing.


Anonymous said...

John, at 6:30 am a couple of mornings ago, I watched a satellite fly directly overhead on a south to north trajectory. Might this also have been the ISS? I also saw numerous meteors the preceding night.

The atmosphere was exceptionally clear.

Tony Viles
Terlingua Ranch