Snippets ~ Icicle Season

☆ November 19, 2019

My delicious view.

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I went outside this morning with the dogs, wearing very little. The half moon was aglow in the western sky and I remarked to myself how warm it was. Frost glittered across the deck but the air was warm – for winter. I was in no hurry to go back inside, but when the dogs were ready to go in, I went in, too, and went out the door on the other side of the house to see if I could see Daisy. The eastern sky was tangerine but it was still an hour from sunrise. The air was so cold I couldn’t bear to stay outside! It was at least 15 degrees colder on the east side of the house than the west side. I went out the west door again. It was mild. I went out the east door again. It was freezing. Mike was convinced I was hallucinating but refused to come outside with me half naked to feel it for himself.

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I found a box of original hardcover copies of The Daily Coyote: Ten Years in Photographs hidden in my office! There are just a few copies left and they are in the shop. Find ’em HERE.

Also in the shop: a massive elk antler chew toy restock. Every size and lots of them, waiting for your pups. Whenever we make these, Chloe and Sage and even the cats creep up to the box of freshly cut chew toys and try to sneak one out for themselves. Find ’em HERE, along with a few new rings…..

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Charlie calendars were Mercury Retrograded – my printers printer printed every page crooked. A mechanical malfunction that is now repaired, but it set back production. I picked up a batch of perfectly printed calendars on Friday and sent out hundreds on Saturday, working in reverse order of orders (earliest orders shipped first). I’ll be getting more calendars this week and should be caught up by Friday. They look so good! You can get yours HERE.

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My brain is still in book mode. It’s also quite tired. I’ve been getting some really incredible feedback on the book. Final final final edits due in January!

One of my favorite people I’ve never met posted this video and she totally nails the writing process:


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I highly recommend this podcast episode in which she is interviewed.

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I received this clipping in the mail last week.

Long time Charlie fans will get the joke. Thanks Anna!

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Totally amazing instagram account:


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ARP271 – An Interacting Galaxy Pair ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Swipe ↔️ to see zoomed and original frame… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Somewhere around 100 million light years away toward the constellation Virgo, this beautiful galaxy pairing lights up your night sky (faintly). The collection known as ARP271 consists of NGC5427, the larger face on spiral seen here on the right, and NGC5426 on the left. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These two are currently in a galactic ballet, passing each other close enough to affect each other gravitationally. The subtle bending of the spiral arms can be seen, as well as, a bridge of stars strewn out into intergalactic space. What would the night sky look like from a planet around one of these stars, 😯?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For my astrophotography brethren, if you haven’t guessed this is a challenging and tiny target, with a separation of only 2 arc-minutes! Swipe over to see the original frame from my telescope with an effective focal length of almost 1500mm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As always, enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @thevastreaches <— consider following me for more views of your lovely universe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨ —> 🔭 Celestron EdgeHD 8”, ZWO ASI1600MM, Orion AtlasPro HaLRGB ~13 hours total exposure ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #astrophotography #astronomy #telescope #nightsky #zwo #outerspace #deepsky #cosmos #stars #stargazing #physics #longexposure #space #universe #science #nature #naturephotography #galaxy #nightphotography #nightshooters #celestronrocks #ig_astrophotography #natgeospace #universetoday

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7 Responses to “Snippets ~ Icicle Season”

  1. JoDi
    November 19th, 2019 @ 11:20 am

    The first photo looks like red velvet cake – delicious indeed!

    Thanks for sharing Thevastreaches. Amazing photos – I just followed!

  2. mlaiuppa
    November 19th, 2019 @ 1:40 pm

    What book? Did I miss ordering a book? Is it too late?

  3. Nova Lockhart
    November 19th, 2019 @ 2:13 pm

    The person who unintentionally started the “elf” joke sure was wrong about Charlie! Thanks for the “Snippets”. It’s always good to hear from you, Shreve.

  4. Laura
    November 19th, 2019 @ 8:26 pm

    amazing post, worth the wait, great photo and info and love the inside joke ;) XOXO

  5. shreve
    November 20th, 2019 @ 7:20 am
  6. Debbie Lee
    November 20th, 2019 @ 7:54 am

    Hi Shreve, good to read your news, Wyoming is beautiful. Calendars received, 1 for me, the other 2 for friends Christmas gift. So happy all are well and Daisy is good too. X

  7. mlaiuppa
    November 22nd, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

    Ah, yes. I remember Daisy got a book deal. I thought I had missed pre-ordering it. Got to get that book. Love my some Daisy.

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