Month: June 2018

Her name is ‘Boone’…

… and she lives in Thailand, somewhere around Chiang Mai… I had gone for the typical elephant ‘encounter’. You know; the typical touristy thing. A little elephant watching, a little elephant feeding, a little elephant riding… But Boone, being the largest animal present, as well as the momma of the smallest animal, was only going to have it so far, and no further. The handlers wanted us ‘saddle tramps’ to get a feel for the fine art of elephant riding, and as I was by far the largest of the gringoes, they decided I should ride Boone. Which I was fine with. And Boone was fine with… Until we crossed that invisible line, that Boone considered the limits of how far she was willing to wander away from her baby… a baby that was tied up and unable to follow mom, as was it’s want… Once that line was crossed, all bets were off. Rather than stay on the trail through the jungle, Boone decided off-road was the track she now wanted to try… in …

Lot’s of color about…

Just not a whole lot of clear sky to go along with it… So, here we are, smack-dab in the middle of the height of galaxy-spotting season… astronomically-wise speaking… and I have yet to get the first attempt in… While the weather has been warmer – and by a long shot – the clouds haven’t co-operated at all! Every time I get to one of my old standby shooting spots, the clouds have, by then, decided just what the weather forecasters can go and do with their “predictions”, and their “gonna be a great night’s”, and their “get outside and enjoy the evening’s”… ad infinitum… It’s becoming quite frustrating, photographically-wise speaking… And I know I should be grateful for the ability to stay outside without a propane heater the size of San Bernardino county (which is the largest county in the U.S., by area… (The largest USED to be in Georgia, if memory serves… (but memory just ain’t as interested in the service industry as she used to be… speaking-wise speaking…)))* *[A prenthetical triplet… With …