Big Moon on a Cloudy Night

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Tonight we drove up to the Kneeland Airport to photograph the big moon. We were all alone with the exception of a fire crew. We went through the gate and across the runway to catch the moon rising over the trees. While waiting, the sunset provided oranges and pinks above us. As the sky darkened, the moon rose behind clouds. This picture is from about an hour after moonrise.

Road from Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Road from Monteverde
There was a good reason why our friends loaned us there new Great Wall pickup and said, “Have fun.” They didn’t want to go up this road again. The Mayans must have built it. The road was “paved” with what looked like monster cobblestones that felt like they would shake the truck apart at anything over 10mph. It was definitely worth the ride up. Didn’t feel like it on the ride down. The rain forest was beautiful, lots of hummingbirds, and saw a couple of coatimundis.