Writing Retreat 2019, Day 1

Milky Way above a bluff of trees


  • wrote 1,000 words in the morning,
  • went for a 11-km bike ride,
  • vis­it­ed with my land­lords for the week,
  • went on a scout­ing dri­ve for the astrophotography,
  • snapped some pho­tos in the coun­try­side (below),
  • wrote anoth­er 1,000 words after supper,
  • fin­ished read­ing Prove­nance (review coming),
  • went back out into the coun­try­side and took some dark­er pho­tos (above) till the moon rose and washed out the Galaxy,
  • drove back to the cab­in, and
  • crawled into bed about 2 AM.

So far so good.

Top pho­to: tak­en about 11:45 PM or so. 12mm, 44 sec­onds, f/2.8, ISO 3200 (I think).

Series: Writing Retreat 2019

The entire series: Writ­ing Retreat 2019; Writ­ing Retreat 2019, Day 1; Writ­ing Retreat 2019, Day 2; Writ­ing Retreat: Days 3 through 5; Writ­ing Retreat, Day 6.

Inter­est­ed in prints of my pho­tos? Let me know, and we can work some­thing out.