Last night there was a Full Moon, but by the time I realised it was shining brightly, all I saw was one big bright orb in a dark sky. No trees for contrast. This morning ,there it was, but hiding behind the trees very fast, still quite dark outside.
The Japanese Anemone plants were all pulled out, but somehow they still manage to survive, and shone so vividly in the early morning.They are so pretty, and wave gently in the wind.
The morning sky has been beautiful lately, and although I am not able to get a full view, this is from our back lawn. There is a fine vapour trail. running from top left to middle lower right, as I took lots of photos, it gradually dispersed. It is hard to distinguish from the paler clouds,as the once thinner line spread out wider, and turned to fluff.
This one apple tree at Piropiro must have been part of the orchard when families lived there, there were houses, a school, and a sawmilling operation. An isolated area, and hard for any wife, cold, with snow in the winter, and very hot summer days. No modern convenience store, probably a copper and tubs to do the laundry with a hand wringer, an open fire, where the heat flew up the chimney, maybe a coal range for cooking. Last year there were so many apples, this year I saw maybe 4, all small, not ripened at all. Such is the season of drought.
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Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Night’s clouds cover the pink of dawn,
till the sunrise shows its full beauty”
Greetings from Jean