Thunder-flower Moon

‘thunder-flower m00n’…the July full moon in the clouds over Fairhaven last Saturday. Thanks for floatin’ by…again! bb >*<

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‘three la vacas’

‘the three la vacas’…they live in Rockport…thanks for stoppin’ by today! bb >*<rockport-cows

Snowy on Chestnut

granary-in-winter‘snow on chestnut street’…we had lots more snow last night! It’s freezing tonight. Thanks for slidin’ in today! bb >*<chestnut-streetchestnut-street-2

Bay St. Window

‘window on bay street…winter gives us another artful viewpoint! Thanks for comin’ on  by today! bb >*<
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Ice Pave’

‘ice pave’so, we are in a deep-freeze and the pavement & ice created wonderful works of art that I have decided to call ‘ice pave”s.This was the best one I found today. Now.. I think I may have just coined a new phrase! Thanks for stoppin’ in today!! bb >*<

 

going down tomorrow

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‘digester cannisters’ …well, here they are close up and they are goin’ down tomorrow they say..stay tuned for the new pic without the old..thanks for stoppin’ by today. bb >*<
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cosmic tree art

‘cosmic tree art’ …thanks to mother nature and the universe. This tree lives on Holly Street in the Bellingham Arts District. Thanks for ridin’ on in today! bb >*<Tree on Holly St.

bay sunset

‘bay sunset ’13’ ..yep, it’s a few years back since I shot this one but ran into again and thought I would post it now. The shorter building to the right is getting torn down this week, so now this is a historical pic.Thanks for stoppin’ by today! bb >*<bay sunset 2013

Space Report

“Hubble Views a Galaxy on Edge”

I just love spiral galaxies! Have a super day and thanks for droppin’ in today. bb >*<A galaxy on the edge

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5023. Due to its orientation we cannot appreciate its spiral arms, but we can admire the elegant profile of its disk. The galaxy lies over 30 million light-years away from us. NGC 5023 is part of the M51 group of galaxies. The brightest galaxy in this group is Messier 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, which has been captured by Hubble many times. NGC 5023 is less fond of the limelight and seems rather unsociable in comparison — it is relatively isolated from the other galaxies in the group. Astronomers are particularly interested in the vertical structure of disks like these. By analyzing the structure above and below the central plane of the galaxy they can make progress in understanding galaxy evolution. Astronomers are able to analyze the distribution of different types of stars within the galaxy and their properties, in particular how well evolved they are on the Hertzsprung–Russell Diagram — a scatter graph of stars that shows their evolution. NGC 5023 is one of six edge-on spiral galaxies observed as part of a study using Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. They study this vertical distribution and find a trend which suggests that heating of the disc plays an important role in producing the stars seen away from the plane of the galaxy. In fact, NGC 5023 is pretty popular when it comes to astronomers, despite its unsociable behavior. The galaxy is also one of 14 disk galaxies that are part of the GHOSTS survey — a survey which uses Hubble data to study galaxy halos, outer disks and star clusters. It is the largest study to date of star populations in the outskirts of disk galaxies. The incredible sharp sight of Hubble has allowed scientist to count more than 30,000 individual bright stars in this image. This is only a small fraction of the several billion stars that this galaxy contains, but the others are too faint to detect individually even with Hubble. European Space Agency Credit: ESA/NASA

NASA sent this bulletin at 03/30/2015 11:03 AM EDT

random bikepics~27

random bikepics~27

‘night trek’in’…heading up to the co-op friday night, spied this great photo op.. ..wet concrete for good night shadows! …across from Avalon Records. Total thanks for ridin’ on in today! bb >*<  (click pics for larger view)randombikepic~27a