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Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:26 AM

moonrise over the Dragoons

was supposed to go visit friends this weekend but June is not a good time to travel. watching pipelines and the water situation is too critical until we get some real rain. so I went to check waters and fence along the rail road yesterday evening. caught a glimpse of the moon coming up and stayed to take a few more. not too bad for a cheapo discount snapshot camera.

















two close-ups







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Kali Jun 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #1
Kali Jun 2013 #2
Tuesday Afternoon Jun 2013 #3
MiddleFingerMom Jun 2013 #4
Kali Jun 2013 #5

Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:31 AM

1. nicely done, Kali.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:42 AM

2. been taking moon shots for a couple days while out on my rounds

but they have been mostly a small white spot in a large blue background

and Venus in the other direction is also a lost cause with a shitty camera

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Response to Kali (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 11:44 AM

3. I know what you mean about a shitty camera. Not that I am complaining, mind you, but

an upgrade would be nice

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 01:58 PM

4. When my folks first retired out here, they were renting(?) a nice condo on Orange Grove...

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...(A far northern neighborhood of Tucson). Nice place -- a coupla orange and grapefruit trees
in their backyard so that you could walk out and pick breakfast and a centralized pool/hot tub
which I LOVED to use after hours (I'm a hard-core night person). The security guard was this
nice older woman... she used to take a break when she checked out the pool area and we'd
talk about anything and everything. One time it was 3 AM (pool curfew of 10 PM) and she said,
"You're so nice and so quiet, you just come down here anytime you like".
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Remind me to tell you my desert hot tub/pot brownie story some time.
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Then they moved to Oro Valley, which was (at the time) a fairly low-human-density area far
north of Tucson. The first year I visited them at that location (which had an incredible view
of the mountains in the distance with nothing intervening to block that view), at nighttime I
took a lawn chair and a blanket and an insulated carafe of hot chocolate (it was December)
and lay out on their back porch to watch the desert night sky and the moon rise from
behind the mountains.
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When it did, it was one of those literally breathtaking experiences. I had never
before and have never since seen anything CLOSE to this enormous yellow moon (from the
desert sands in the atmosphere). It looked like something out of a science fiction movie
about the moon being pulled in toward the Earth.
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I watched the moon and stars for hours after that and ended up sleeping there all night (40
degrees or so, but the blanket and the fact that I'm very warm-blooded made it... nice). When
MiddleFingerMomMom came out in the morning, she asked me what I had thought about the
experience. I told her how beautiful it had been, but that if I had lived in that neighborhood
somewhere between us and the mountains, I would have been furious at all my neighbors for
not telling all their dogs to STFU!!!
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She laughed and told me that I had been listening to nothing but the desert's coyotes singing
at the moon and to each other.
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Still a great memory for me.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 02:27 PM

5. great stories

and I finally clued in why you stay on the NW side

when I first moved to Tucson it was central - a friend had moved down here to go to pharmacy school, and I was ditching a stalker ex-boyfriend. Lived on her couch for a few months until I got my own place near Catalina High. (oh god the hangover mornings + highschool marching band practice at 7 AM)

My father's parents lived in mid-town too, though I didn't want to live too close to them

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