Upheld

This photo has become a tradition for this blog on each Christmas Eve since 2010. This ornament is appropriate, as it was spied that year hanging in a vendor’s booth at the Christmas Market in Vienna, Austria.

I do believe I missed last year, but we were busy traveling the world. Goddess and I spent the first half of this year continuing those travels, spending time with friends and family all over the world.  We’ve settled down for a spell to see how that suits us.

Know that our wish for you is to have a peaceful end of the calendar year adhering to whatever practices bring you comfort and joy.

Hopefully you will find a bit of relaxation in there too.

Christmas Eve Globe Lights Ornament by Bill Anders Photography

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Summer!

I was planning on a new shot taken on the first full day of summer.  An appropriate picture to kick off a summer sale.

I had planned for the past week on the angle I needed to get one of the local rocks framed by the Milky Way.  A fun shot that takes a fair bit of planning and time to execute, all in the dark of a moonless night.

But, unlike the rest of spring, we got clouds.

I won’t complain about the clouds too much, as we’re in a drought here and this batch of clouds is a precursor to rain later this week.  That’s good news, although the weather systems coming in look to be unstable enough for thunderstorms.  Thunderstorms on these dry forest lands mean fires.  We’ve had a few already this year, but this looks like this could be the start to the real fire season.

I’ve been in a few areas of forest lately that really need a good burn in order to become healthy again.

Anyway, the clouds prevented me from getting the image that I wanted this evening, but that’s a minor inconvenience.  There are plenty more opportunities this summer to get the image I am thinking of.

So instead, I’ll reach back to last year for an image that is familiar to all of you long-time followers, perhaps new to those that have started viewing in the past year.

Charioteer

So back to the summer sale.

It’s simple -> Enter “Summer14” when you check out and receive 15% off pre-shipping costs for the next two weeks.

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As always, I do appreciate your support.

Now get out there and enjoy summer!

(and for those of you south of the equator, think of summer when you enter the code!)