Scenes from a family vacation. (Thanks to our daughter for her lovely photos of the horse next door, the rushing creek, the stairway of hollow blocks, and the clouds drifting past the treetops.)
My one regret is not having the right equipment to capture the astonishing night sky: far from the masking glow of big-city lights, we could see a multitude of stars, in constellations familiar and strange; the low-streaking meteors of the Perseid shower (occasionally visible, despite the full moon); and the vast, majestic swath of the Milky Way, a bright pale river in the endless dark. Next time!
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