This is my favorite time of day. Always has been, even when I was a little kid. Unlike a lot of normal people, I actually feel a rush of energy at the end of the day, as the night air settles in and the sun disappears until dawn, I feel alive and keenly aware of my surroundings. No, I am not a vampire... just a night-owl.
The view of the twilight woods from the porch.
I am totally fascinated by space, the moon, constellations, etc. Unfortunately, I've never learned the constellations and it all seems like a foreign language to me. One of these days, if I feel I have the time to devote to it, I will study it in depth, but for now, I am completely satisfied just being a casual observer and admirer.
I do know that the above photo is Orion. I was mighty proud of this photograph since it was my first real attempt at constellation photography, which is quite tricky I might add.
..and this is the Big Dipper (or little dipper)... heck, I don't know which it is, but I know it is a dipper... or a drinking gourd. I would rather refer to it as a "drinking gourd" because I do love Civil War era history and I believe this constellation was very important to The Underground Railroad's travelers.
Good-night from Meadowlark.