While driving to the local Sam's I saw two Army Blackhawk helicopters warming up their engines. It was obvious they were about to takeoff. I grabbed the camera and in an instant they started to liftoff and fly over what I call "Perimeter Rd." I converted this image to sepia tone and cranked up the contrast. Now I can say I've photographed one of those "little black helicopters" that some people claimed to have seen.
This is the Yellow Jessamine or Jasmine bush that we planted last year and the first time it's bloomed. The colors are "pleasing on the eyes". This is our Japanese Magnolia. When these buds open, the tree will produce beautiful lavender blooms. This is a rose bush in the front yard which we also planted last year. It produces the prettiest long stem red roses. Hopefully it will do well again this year.
The above photo was taken at 8:48 pm. I didn't get to shoot as many sequence shots as I would have liked. Clouds kept obscuring my view throughout the evening so I had to pick and choose the best times. Now at 9:57 pm, the Moon is almost in total eclipse. At the top of the photo you can see the planet Saturn. (I think)