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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beautiful Photo of the Milky Way

We rarely see the Milky Way because of so many lights, unless you’re lucky enough to live in the country or somewhere that lights aren’t visible at night.  We used to see it on the farm as kids growing up, but of course, I didn’t have a camera in those days so the images are only in my head now.

 I’ve always been interested in the moon and was reading a site about what determines a “blue moon” when I came across this beautiful photo and wanted to share it.


 Photo by Steve Zigler Crater Lake National Park - Oregon - May 2013

 Maybe some of you have been to this national park, but if not a few facts for you.  This lake is the deepest one in the United States at 1943 feet (592 meters), and the ninth deepest in the world.  This clear fresh water lake used to be a composite volcano called Mount Mazama. 
Geologists believe the creation of this lake occurred thousands of years ago.  Founded on 22 May 1902, Crater Lake National Park seeks to preserve these natural and cultural resources.  Parks are always good to see because people have a way of destroying the beautiful works of nature.
I’ve been to this lake a couple of times with my husband who grew up in Oregon not far from here.
On another note, I’m still taking care of the cat and watering the garden across the street.  I’m lying off tomatoes for a few days.  It’s obvious I’m eating too many when I get those ulcers in my mouth.  I hate that but I love tomatoes, especially homegrown ones.  They taste better.

 Garden - Sunni's Photo's
I’ve become a little lax with my posting of late because I have too many irons in the fire again with working on my mystery book, trying to finish a family book, the new writing group, taking care of the cat and garden, along with all the other daily things that life offers.  I have cat and garden duty until the end of the week.

 Snuggles - Sunni's Photo's
I may be going to visit my mother and part of my siblings the end of September, if I can get a decent airfare.  I haven’t had time to look yet.  My mother is getting so forgetful that I feel I can’t put that trip off much longer.  I’d like to take the family book with me to give to her, if I can get it finished.  I have a binding machine here and intend to bind it that way with old family stories and recipes from the farm.  I won’t be publishing that on Amazon.  I wanted to get it finished by Christmas, but now I’m trying to rush the job along.

 More later everybody.  Keep smiling, writing, and reading.


  1. Gorgeous picture of the milky way Sunni! I've never seen it. I would love to visit Crater Lake National park. You mentioned some interesting facts about it.
    Oh my! I didn't know tomatoes could give you mouth sores.

    Your family book sounds like a lovely idea. I hope you get it done in time. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's condition. I hope you have a lovely trip.

    Happy writing!

    Vashti :)

    1. Vashti,

      Thanks for visiting. Crater Lake is something and a lot of people have never seen the Milky Way.

      Yes, unfortunately tomatoes can give you mouth ulcers because of the acidity. Not everyone will get them, but a lot of people do if you eat too many at once. I love home grown tomatoes too.

      I hope I get the book finished too. I'm working like mad on it. I bought the ticket for my trip today. I haven't seen my family in about 6-7 years, so it will be nice.

      I wish my little sister in NY was coming too because it's been about 20 years since I've seen her. She can't afford it right now.


  2. I have been to Crater Lake in the early 80's. It was one of those quick drive-by's like I used to do so much back then, but at least I can say I've seen it. I'd like to return one day to take my time with it.

    Hope you find good airfare and have an enjoyable trip to visit family. I try to do this at least once a year, but it can be difficult and expensive since they live so far away. I can relate to your situation.

    Tossing It Out

    1. Lee,

      Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I got my ticket so leave the third week of Sept. I'm very far behind because of trying to finish up some things before I go. I need to write up new posts. Hopefully, I'll get to it soon.



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