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The Osprey Babies

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Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 8:39 AM Subject: Good Morning 9-23-10 (FALL) 

WOW....WOW....WOW....WOW!!! Last night and this morning were absolutely wonderful!!!  

The Full Moon with Jupiter close by, the Sun precisely over the Equator at 11:09 PM EDT (Fall began), The "Harvest Moon" over the River last night, the Moonset this morning, the Morning Glories with Bumble Bees and finally, a brilliant Sunrise......I'm in OVERLOAD!!!!!

I apologize for so many photos but between last night and this morning I took 178 shots and had a tough time selecting the ones to send you this morning (these are just this morning's)......I'll send a few from last night later.....OK??

The first photo shows the Moon in high clouds and the second shows Jupiter's proximity to the Moon while shows Jupiter just before it set in the trees to the West!!  

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The next photos are the Moon just before it plunged into the trees......WOW!!

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The clouds, the colors, the fishermen, the Sun, the EMPTY NEST, the Morning Glories and Bumble Bees rounded out a very exciting Daybreak for me.......did I say....WOW!!!

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PS:  I hope Henrietta is in Daytona by now....she wasn't in the nest last night or this morning??  Have fun "Little Lady"!!!

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Happy Thursday!! Jack Howison Beaufort, SC

Happy Thursday Afternoon!! PS:  BTW, Henrietta's back....silly bird!!

Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:58 PM Subject: Harvest Moon 9-22-10 & 9-23-10

Last night the Harvest Moon rose well before dark and wasn't much to look at until dusk.......unfortunately it wasn't over the River!! Notice the sailboat to the left side of the first photo..... Jupiter is visible in and the Sunset sky had some interesting clouds !!!

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The last two photos are very interesting to me in that the large crater on the Moon is in very different positions in last night's Moonrise photo and this morning's Moonset photo.......I never really thought about it until now??  I guess the Moon is "stationary" relative to rotation on an axis while it revolves in orbit around us??

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Happy Thursday!! Jack Howison Beaufort, SC

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Naval Oceanography Portal - The Sky This Week, 2010 September 21 - 28

Sent: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:50 AM Subject: Good Morning 9-24-10

Once again I apologize for so many photos but lately the mornings are almost overwhelming!!!
The beautiful clouds today (what do you see??), the still River, the BIG Moon (waning shadows starting to appear at the bottom).

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HENRIETTA (yep...she's back and that's her flying high).

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 The Sun lighting the clouds. 

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The Morning Glories and Bumble Bees FLYING.......WOWZEWEE ( I'm using Carolyn Helton's words since I ran completely out of my exclamatory words)!!!!!  THANKS Carolyn!!!

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It took a little while to figger it out but I managed to get some COOL "Stop Action" shots of the Bumble Bees flying around our Morning Glories.......check their wings out.....perfectly still.....WOW....AMAZING!!! 

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Happy Friday!!

Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 8:14 AM Subject: Good Morning 9-26-10

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HENRIETTA and I watched together....she was perched on my light pole hanging her wings down (weird or maybe just tired??)!! Happy Sunday!!

Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:23 AM Subject: Good Morning 9-28-10

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Henrietta departed sometime on Sunday during the storms and I have not seen her since......maybe she's gone South??  I'll wait a few days to declare her gone since she is so fickle!! Happy Tuesday!!

Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:53 AM Subject: Good Morning 9-29-10

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As for today.....YUK!!! Not much to see here today...including Henrietta...hope she's OK wherever she is??  Perhaps she will return next Spring.....we'll see?? Happy Wednesday!!

Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 8:08 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-8-10 

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Another crisp, clear morning and a nice Fall Sunrise.....WARMER TOO....58 degrees!! The birds and Porpoises were active once again as the Sun brightened the day and colored the Eastern sky........ Happy Friday!!

Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:09 AM Subject: Good Morning 10-23-10

The Moon setting a little later over the trees was impressive with a few birds flying by.........wonder where Henrietta is??!!

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Oh well......I found a new use for our empty Osprey nest.....check out the last photo.....TOO COOL, huh??

Happy Saturday!! Jack Howison Beaufort, SC

Hi ALL! I wanted to say this has been a GREAT JOURNEY! I want to THANK Jack for allowing me to follow and record on my web some of  his early morning adventures. He has a WONDERFUL way of viewing and recording God's Great Creations! 

I PRAY Henrietta is OK! and has a Safe & Wonderful Life!

Thank You again Jack! & God Bless You and Yours.