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The Rock Wall

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

Did you get up early Tuesday morning (or stay up late) to see the Blood Moon? Kimball, Davis and I got up. It was a first for me. I did not take a camera tri-pod home with me so we had trouble holding the camera still enough in the greatly reduced light.

Then there were the high thin clouds that kept getting in the way.

I was a sucker Tuesday morning when Savannah Guthrie showed a crystal clear photo on the Today Show of the Blood Moon and said she had shot it with her Smart Phone. Later Kimball told me that Savannah said it was shot with the aid of a NASA telescope. For a little bit, I thought I wanted one of those phones.


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    The Rock Wall

    In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.

    Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.

    I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.

    The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.

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