I think the bright light in the cloud is either a UFO or the grumpy old man to the left is shining a flashlight through the cloud. The light can’t be from the moon, because the moon rose at 6:45 am this morning (the skies were overcast), and it set at 4:00 pm this afternoon. We have a new moon tomorrow morning.
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Great blog Tom 💥💥
Beautiful sky photos, especially the night sky and grumpy old an with the flashlight. I do see the face!
The cows are an adorable pair. Neighbors of yours?
Thanks Lavinia. The light in the cloud is a real mystery. The cows are neighbors of Laurie’s parents.
I don’t think you are at the right latitude or season for noctilucent clouds. Light from the City of Albuquerque reflected perhaps?
Mostlikely Albuquerque lights.
All great pics, the last one though, is amazing. The depth of the night sky and the brilliance of the clouds – and then that strange light…awesomeness, Tim.
Thanks, Jeff. The first semi-clear sky we’ve had in a few days. The light is strange.
Most welcome, Tim. Mmm, I see. Indeed the light is strange.
Tim, there’s a grumpy old man and beside him a cute little doggie. 🤣 Happy Moo Year! Awesome skies and cows pics. 🥳🎶 Christine
Thanks, Christine. I just noticed a kitty to the right of the light, and a half face of a smiling Pinocchio on the left, also. A night sky full of images.
Beautiful skies, Tim, the last one especially. That is a strange light. And can’t forget the cows…they’re a handsome pair.
Thanks, KT. The cows are yearlings. Still calves, I suppose.
Growing up on a farm/ranch, one would think I would recognize a yearling. Just like I know the difference between a cow, heifer, steer, and bull. 🙄
Happy Moo Year to you! Handsome young cows and marvellous skies. That cloud does look like an angry man!
The grumpy old guy in the cloud is like a selfie. Thanks, Dale.
I was half-expecting you to say something like that!
I would have thought full expectations would be in order. If you know what I mean?
Well… YOU are the one who says you are grumpy, not me… so I figured only half the credit could I take…
Jimi didn’t pick up any signals from outer space lately while working with his machine… So it was probably quirks of nature.
Quirky lights in the night. That happens a lot around here. Thanks, Herman.
Just give the guys from Area 51 a call… 😉
Roswell is closer!
I like the cows, looking forward to the new year and as always I admire the clouds crossing your area in such narrative ways.
Thanks Heidi. We do have expressive clouds.
Of course it was a UFO. The alien beings had heard of your fabulous photographs and wanted to get in on the act. And may I say they added that special something. till smiling re the Moo Year. Hope you had agreat time
We have lots of UFOs, alien lifeforms and paranormal activity out here, with Roswell and all that, you know? I’m all in for UFOs and aliens photo bombing me. It certainly adds interest to the same old stuff.
The temperature was below freezing, and the wind was biting cold when I was out with the moo cows. My hands froze taking moo cow and sunset photos (gotta suffer for art you know). At least the wind had stopped blowing when I got home and took the night shot. Thanks, Shey.
Oh I’ve heard you get a lot of UFO activity there. Long as the alien dudes are only photobombing you it’s fine!!!. Been bitter cold here. SO yeah, feel your pain. And admire that your suffer for your art. These are great pics, even with frozen hands.
Love the moos and I love that clearing revealing the stars. I’m not sure which I’d rather believe. Probably the grumpy man! 😉🤣
The grumpy man was a cloud mocking me, and looking like a selfie. The moos were really sweet and worth getting cold hands in freezing wind to photograph them. Thanks, Marina.
…still, better than aliens with unknown intentions!!! 🤣 I know what you mean, but it was indeed worth it! 👌
Stunning pics. Happy Moo year to you as well! 😀
(The cows are adorable. I love and revere cows so much).
Thanks, Sam. They are darling cows.
Lol, the grumpy old man, that one does it for me.
Are the moo moos ok?
The moos were very happy talking to me while they were waiting for their dinner. You might enjoy this parody: https://youtu.be/RFfOwhcdCkw
Oh great, they weren’t out grazing for dinner then.
Thanks for the link, will check it out
They were waiting for dinner. Their owner was getting their hay ready when I photographed them.
Aww…sweet…they look eager to dine
They were telling me all about it.
Oh lovely 😂
They kiss and tell
Oh i don’t understand…the moon rose at that time?
The moon rose at 6:45 am yesterday morning and set at 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon at our location. The photo was taken at 9:30 pm last night. The bright light shining behind the cloud could not have been the moon because the moon a set four and a half hours earlier.
It rises in the mornings?
Fromm new moon to new moon, the moon rises about a 45 minutes later each day. Today is the new moon so it will rise around 7:45 am and set around 5 pm and we will not see it. Tomorrow it will rise at 8:30 am and set around set around 6:30. If it’s clear we might see a sliver moon on the horizon just before it sets. On the the 4th it will rise at 9:15 am and set at set at 7:30. We will see more of a sliver moon on the 4th. On the 9th the moon will rise at 11:55 am and set at 12:50 am the following morning. We will see a half moon. On the 17th the moon will rise at 5:08 pm and set at 7:18 am the next morning. We will see the full moon on the 17th. On the 25th the moon will rise at 12:19 am and set at 11:30 am. We’ll see a half moon. On the 30th the moon will rise at 6:05 am and set at 3:50 pm. We probably won’t see the sliver moon because it will be too light. The 31st in another new moon. Does all that make sense?
Ok thank you mhmmm
I always seen the moon fading in the morning when i looked through the west wing of my former home at the same time that the sun was rising at the east wing
You probably see it opposite of what I do since you are in the southern hemisphere.
🙂 That is cute. Chinese tradition, this year is “Tiger” year.
We have to substitute cows for tigers. Thanks, Yellow Cable.
Ah! That sounds good – more kinder I think.
Cows don’t generally eat people.
Wow! Interesting 👽
He looks like the BFG R Dahl to me 🙂 Happy Moo Year
Indeed he does. Thanks, Charlette.
Love the cows lining up for the beautiful night show you captured my friend! ❤️
Good looking Herford cross calves there, Tim. And of course it’s a UFO…it is New Mexico.
I think you are right. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
Adorable cows… but what is the light in that cloud?
Beautiful night sky!
The light is such a mystery. Thanks, Nancy.
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I love that UFO shot, beautiful skies!
Happy Moo Year to you too!
Whishing you a healthy and happy New Year! Thank you for your friendship!
Thanks, Victoria. Happy New Year. You are welcome and thanks for being a good friend, also.
Thank you! 🥰
Move over 2021.
Peace and contentment for 2022, for all the clan and pets. ♥
Quite intriguing star shot. Almost like someone poked a hole in the bubble.
A bright bubble. Thanks, Brian.
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Ah, cow moosic. Love it. Gorgeous cows.
Scary sky in the last pic! never a dull moment where you live.
Always something happening. Thanks, Resa.
A couple of moo posers! Great sky shots Tim …
Smooser moosers. Thanks, Julie.