BASICS


BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

lunar eclipse

Last night there was a brilliant cloudless full moon, with the coconut fronds sparkling in the silver light, and a floodlit ocean. We woke at 3.20 am to view the total eclipse: the black sky was spangled with the milky way (a sight one never sees on Long Island, even in the relative isolation of Baiting Hollow) and the moon reduced to an eerie reddish glow. Here are a couple of pictures. Bearing in mind the almost total absence of light it's surprising that the little camera functioned at all.


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