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I didn’t venture too far for this image; just down the street. In hindsight I should have sought higher ground. Venus was setting fast and if I had been higher I might have been able to photograph longer ,so that Jupiter would have been brighter. Live and learn!

New Moon Venus and a Faint Jupiter

I do like the way the Moon looks, and am pleased I didn’t blow it out. 🙂

Jupiter is that teeny tiny white dot above and to the right of Venus which is the bright star next to the New Moon.

Nikon Df| AF-D 105mm f2.8@ f/10| 0.3sec| ISO 400| Manual Priority| Manual Focus| Tripod| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| CS6

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He-Man and I have been hiking every week-end together since his Dr. and Therapist gave him the okay after he ruptured his Patella Tendon and had surgery last November.  He’s really come a long way.

Today he was up for hiking the steepest, and longest hike since he was given the okay.

We gained about 1000 ft in elevation and hiked just about 5 miles. Here are several images I made along the hike.

All were taken with my iPhone 5 and developed in Photoshop CS6

Hiker’s Foe…Poison Oak

Copyright © 2015 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Copyright © 2015 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Mexican Elderberry

Mexican Elderberry

Rain Clouds in the Southeast….Rain Clouds

<Moffett Field Historic Hangers

Moffett Field Hangers from the trail

An unidentified wildflower…or not

Unidentified Flower

Garrod Pond…when we take #1 Grandson on Pony Rides it’s at this stable, and pond that the guides walk him. I love seeing how excited he is walking the Ponies around this pond looking at birds/  in the trees for birds, and looking for ducks in the pond. His Mother says I am influencing his interests.  I can’t say I’m totally innocent or sans motive! If I am able to influence him to love nature, an his environment then I think I can take a back seat and let the young lead.

Garrod Pond and Vineyard from the Trail

I OT: I  offer no excuses I love being a Grandma, and I’m really glad that I’m able to keep hiking,  moving my legs, and hope that I am able to for many years  to come!  I hear the secret to living a long happy, active life is keeping the legs moving.

I am going to try my best to keep moving…uphill!  The reward is going home down hill all the way baby! 🙂

More to come…

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20 Comments

  1. Good news that He-Man can join you on hikes now. I think you are right about keeping our legs moving, and I’m going to go do some of that right now. I love it that you are influencing your grandson. What a delight, and what a lucky little one 🙂 Love these images.

  2. Wonderful images, Deborah. It must be a thrill to be able to spend so much time with your grandson.

    • Thank you Marianne! It’s a lot of fun having a little one around again. I’m eating up every minute cause I know all too soon he’ll be grown up.

  3. Love the shot of Jupiter! Sounds like a great walk too – the best ones are downhill home!!

  4. beautiful post and sentiments Deborah! let the young lead!

  5. Wonderful shots, Deborah. Keep up the good work of influencing #1 Grandson.

    • Thank you Laura! As long as he’s willing to hang out with Grannie I will. 🙂

      Speaking of painting… I sketched a Chick-a-Dee the other day intending to paint it with watercolors, but haven’t yet. I’m not as good as you are about painting everyday.

    • Thank you so much Jackie! I will try for as long as he’s willing to listen, and hang out with me. 🙂

  6. Gorgeous shots! I love the moon the best, but many of these could inspire a painting. 😉 Thanks for sharing them!

  7. Gorgeousness!

  8. I really like the sky shot and the hike looks like a wonderful way to spend some time outdoors. Beautiful photos.

    • Thank you Dan. I went through a long period of not hiking, but am glad I found my way back to it. I do find my “happy place” on the trail.

      • My daughter is trying to get me back on the trail. I have agreed to hike with her in August. I’ll let you know how that goes.


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