Tuesday, June 5, 2012

the Transverse of Venus

First off, thanks to all of you who commented, emailed and called.

I spoke with my Doctor, I go for an ultrasound tomorrow and will discuss options with her on Friday.  There is still some pain and we both believe I may have a stone stuck in my bladder, we'll see.

Anyhow, I'm feeling much better and today we took off down to Santa Cruz where the local astronomy club had set up a viewing station for the transit of Venus across the sun.

What a great afternoon, perfect weather 
for this once in a lifetime event.
There were lots of people, 
lots of telescopes 
and a general air of festivity.

Someone even made free cookies 
commemorating the event.  
How cool is that?

I didn't have a filter for my cameras, 
but I was able to get this shot 
using one of the telescopes and my iPhone. 
 Venus can be seen in the lower left.

The next shot is another one I got from the telescope. 
I didn't have a clue what I was doing, 
but I sure do like the effect.

Could I be down at the shore 
and not include at least one shot of pelicans?

On our way home, we had to stop at the market 
and I thought these flowers were just so lovely,
I had to take a picture.

And in honor of today's astronomical event, 
I'm including this picture. 
I found this in the house 
and the name and cover just tickled my funny bone. 
If Cholula Red wasn't already an established name, 
I'd name her the Galactic Derelict.

That's it for tonight.


Russ Krecklow said...

Glad you're feeling better. Good that you will be getting checked out further. Nice pelican photo! Cool shots of Venus, too. What a fun day. It was too cloudy here for us to see anything, so thanks for sharing.

Nan said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

Gaelyn said...

So glad you called your doctor. Love the cookies. Wasn't it fun to watch Venus cross the sun. Nice shot through the scope.

Donna K said...

Nice shots!! And so glad you are getting some medical help. Don't want something to go wrong with the old bod!! Those cookies were a hoot - hope you and Terry both had one.