Sky Watch Friday – Merritt Island/Black Point Wildlife Dr

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These three “Sky Watch” photos were taken on a day trip that Tara and I took to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Black Point Wildlife Drive. This Wildlife Refuge is in the shadows of Cape Canaveral just a few miles from the FL coast. It is a beautiful, serene area, where no matter what direction you look you can’t see a building. It has illusion of being much further away from civilization than you really are. We’ve been there a couple times when we did not encounter another human (lots of wildlife though!)

We were there mid-late afternoon in September, and a storm was moving in. I LOVE to watch the clouds and lightening associated with the sometimes severe storms we get here.

Here are three of my favorites as the storm moved in.
The first looks like the heavens are opening.



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Sky Watch Friday – Merritt Island/Black Point Wildlife Dr

From Project 365 – My life through the camera lens

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These three “Sky Watch” photos were taken on a day trip that Tara and I took to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Black Point Wildlife Drive. This Wildlife Refuge is in the shadows of Cape Canaveral just a few miles from the FL coast. It is a beautiful, serene area, where no matter what direction you look you can’t see a building. It has illusion of being much further away from civilization than you really are. We’ve been there a couple times when we did not encounter another human (lots of wildlife though!)

We were there mid-late afternoon in September, and a storm was moving in. I LOVE to watch the clouds and lightening associated with the sometimes severe storms we get here.

Here are three of my favorites as the storm moved in.
The first looks like the heavens are opening.



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Sky Watch Friday – Space Shuttle Discovery

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Today’s photos are shots of the skies over Central Florida on March 15, 2009 when thousands of people were looking toward the sky, awaiting the launch of Discovery, STS-119, from Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station. We live a little less than 50 miles west of the launch site and each launch is something we look forward too.

The launch was at 7:43pm, just minutes after sunset!




We were actually at the beach that day, an optimal viewing location, but needed to get home to let the dogs out! People flock to the coast to see these launches, and traffic is a nightmare coming back west after the launch. It was bad planning on my part. I was trying my hardest to get home in time. This was taken a little less than 1/2 mile from our house at our recreation center, which was a great spot!

The next launch is scheduled for daytime on 5/12, and I hope we are able to get a good viewing spot early and watch it directly across the Indian River from the launch site. This will be the last launch for which we will be living in Florida. I want to feel the rumble and see it as it actually leaves the launch pad!

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Sky Watch Friday – Space Shuttle Discovery

From Project 365 – My life through the camera lens

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Today’s photos are shots of the skies over Central Florida on March 15, 2009 when thousands of people were looking toward the sky, awaiting the launch of Discovery, STS-119, from Cape Canaveral bound for the International Space Station. We live a little less than 50 miles west of the launch site and each launch is something we look forward too.

The launch was at 7:43pm, just minutes after sunset!




We were actually at the beach that day, an optimal viewing location, but needed to get home to let the dogs out! People flock to the coast to see these launches, and traffic is a nightmare coming back west after the launch. It was bad planning on my part. I was trying my hardest to get home in time. This was taken a little less than 1/2 mile from our house at our recreation center, which was a great spot!

The next launch is scheduled for daytime on 5/12, and I hope we are able to get a good viewing spot early and watch it directly across the Indian River from the launch site. This will be the last launch for which we will be living in Florida. I want to feel the rumble and see it as it actually leaves the launch pad!

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Sky Watch Friday No 40


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Sunset taken from my backyard 3/9/2006. I had recently gotten my then new Canon S2-IS, and let the dog out one evening and saw the beautiful setting sun, so of course I ran to get my camera. I had to zoom in a bit as I was shooting between the two houses behind me. The color was spectacular, and if you look closely to the left of the sun, you will see I captured a plane as well. It looks like it is flying out of the sun.

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Sky Watch Friday No 40


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Sunset taken from my backyard 3/9/2006. I had recently gotten my then new Canon S2-IS, and let the dog out one evening and saw the beautiful setting sun, so of course I ran to get my camera. I had to zoom in a bit as I was shooting between the two houses behind me. The color was spectacular, and if you look closely to the left of the sun, you will see I captured a plane as well. It looks like it is flying out of the sun.

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Sky Watch Friday

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Seagull over Cocoa Beach, Florida 3/22/2009

Martha

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Seagull over Cocoa Beach, Florida 3/22/2009

Martha

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