This is one of the pictures that we took of the December 31st blue moon (it's not very good I'm afraid). The last time that we had a blue moon on December 31st was 19 years ago (it runs a 19 year cycle) and Son #3 and his cousin #1 were just celebrating their first birthdays. Back then I don't think I even knew what a blue moon was. :-) I like this picture because you can just barely see the trees and it looks rather ghostly.
And here's Son 3# (left) with Cousin #1 (right) (picture taken last fall). They were born just a day apart and this year celebrated their 20th birthdays during the New Year's Eve blue moon. :-)
The bird feeder in our front yard is the hoppin place to be right now!!! This was taken from our schoolroom window. There are usually more birds but I think that the commotion of opening the window scared a few off. As fast as the bird seed is going this year I have a suspicion that we are feeding most of our neighborhood's feathered friends.
I had to take Daughter #1 to the dentist yesterday and since we were having such a heat wave (mid 30s) I decided to stop at the Bagnell Dam access point to see if I could spot any eagles. I did see one and tried to get a good picture but didn't have such good luck.
Here's the best shot that I got. I enlarged the picture of the eagle and put it in the bottom left hand corner. The red arrow shows where the eagle was in the picture. Like I said, not the greatest shot.
These are some of the gates closer up. The gulls were flying around looking for fish. The hanging icicles were pretty big.
Here's a view from above the dam at the observation deck. There are two large trucks carefully driving by each other. One was a snow plow and the other was a large truck towing a huge flatbed trailer. The road is quite skinny and I really don't like driving across there myself.
The beautiful Lake of the Ozarks
Just thought I'd share. :-)