I have been experimenting with the settings on my camera and have tried some night shots. Tonight I went out and took pictures of the stars. I adjusted the aperture and shutter speed and ISO settings and got some pictures of the Big Dipper. Some of the shots have streaks like shooting stars but it was only airplanes. It has been a while since I just looked at the night sky. At the edge of the town the lights aren't too bad for stargazing but some night I would like to get away from the lights and really see the stars.
Last night was a thrill too. I had been over at Mom and Dad's and came back across the lot around 9 pm. I always look over in the field for deer and did not see any. But when I got close to my gate I heard a noise by the crabapple tree next to the alley and looked up to see a young buck eating crabapples. He was not concerned about my presence at all. Sassy was in the yard and discovered him only because she came to the gate to look for me. She stood at the fence and barked at him but he ignored her too. I got a few photos of him. Looks like maybe an eight-point rack.Dad is getting some good photos with his new camera too.