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Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wonders overhead--even a dragon!!

I have enjoyed some lovely sights lately by watching the sky. I missed the full moon's rise as there were clouds but what clouds! I did get a couple of pictures of the not-quite-full moon veiled in some gossamer sunset clouds a couple of nights earlier though. Here they are:

Isn't that just as pretty as can be? I am a sunset freak so put the moon, one of my favorite celestial bodies in the mix and it's awesome.

Then Friday there were some amazing clouds. It was storming on the far side of the mountains just east of me. I thought for awhile the clouds might spill over the hills but they did not. Despite that, though, they did offer some spectacularl heavenly vistas. A loval professional photographer who works for the newspaper took a shot similar to mine that 'went viral' but I think my picture is just as good! First I show the white billowing 'thunder heads' a bit before sunset. The next shot is similar to the now famous one. To me it looks like a breaking wave; all we need is a surfer preparing to run the pipeline!

And then, not long after I took the 'breaking wave' shot, what did I see but a dragon!! Now my dear friend Sue-Ellen Welfonder loves dragons and magiickal sights in the sky so, Dear Friend, this 'bud's' for you! I could hardly believe my eyes, but there it is, a sea-dragon maybe, swimming along beneath that great wave. A relative of Nessie perhaps? Who knows, but  I was just thrilled to death to see it and even more to get a photo to keep forever to enhance my memory! You see its head there lower middle, right above the mountain and its cresty back glides along, dark under the apricot/bronze clouds above. In a few minutes it dove down and vanished in the dark swirls but there it was!! I am still amazed and kind of awed!!
BTW, to get a slide show version where the photos are much larger, just click on the first one and they will all then be shown near full screen for you!


  1. WOW!!! I am speechless with awe at your beautiful AZ skies. They are incredible, beyond magnificent and sooo filled with wonder and magic. The 'wave' is amazing. I've never seen anything like that. The sea dragon is pure delight. I LOVE him. And the moon looks glorious. So much beauty, indeed. Thanks so much for the tip about the slide show.

    I am going to note this on Tartan Ink so no one misses these fantastic pictures.

  2. Gorgeous pictures - thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  3. The pictures are wonderful. That wave picture is breath taking! I love the dragon and saw it right away.

  4. What a glorious sight!! Magic in the skies. :)