The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta starts mañana
Balloon. Clouds. Contrails
Witness a promise
God blesses another day
Rainbow on display
Cloudy, mostly gray sunset.
Sliver moon left. Procyon middle right. Alhena upper right. Sirius far right.
This rose is a great representation of aging.
How are you doing?
Toxic liver, bad kidneys
Mr. Happy’s sad
Sirius is the bright star in the center third of the photo below Orian’s Belt.
A closer view. I don’t know what was making the streak to the left of Orian’s Belt. It changed position slightly from the first shot.
Jupiter is in the lower right at the treeline.
Mars, The Pleiades, and Uranus are aligned.
Renaissance? I go
Medieval on your hiney
Lay terms? “Kick Your Butt”
Well before dawn, protodawn, predawn
The Moom on September 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21.
*I have no idea if either of the dancers is named Dakota, but their dancing and the Faire reminded me of the line “Dance, dance, Dokato dance…” in Dakota the Dancing Bear, Part II by David Allen Coe. It’s a great song, well worth a listen.
I don’t suppose these young Renaissance enthusiasts changed the fonts in their instant messengers to Carolingian minuscule for texting while in character. Carolingian minuscule was developed in the middle ages (the “Dark Ages” to the Renaissance humanists) during the reign of Charlemagne, but those very humanists thought that the Carolingian minuscule script was so beautiful that it had come from their beloved Roman Empire. So much so, that the humanists mistook old Carolingian manuscripts from the 8th and 9th centuries as original ancient Roman manuscripts. Since the humanists failed in their backward quest to restore the glory of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance didn’t happen as it was supposed to. Scientific inquiry, experimentation, and observation, theology, economics, education, etc. of the time proved that so many things from the Roman Empire were wrong, “the Renaissance” is the high middle ages and the early modern period. However, it seems to me young people in costume, on their phones texting at a Renaissance Faire is true to the Renaissance.
Protodawn, predawn, dawn
Farm and Ranch Graffiti on a beached box car. In 1980, a riot broke out at the New Mexico State Penitentiary in Santa Fe, NM. It turned into the most deadly prison riot in U.S. history. The graffiti on the box car is a rather bold reminder for us folks who remember the Penitentiary riot.
Riding the storm out