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Photo Challenge: Today was a good day


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, “Today Was a Good Day” I chose to show the end of the day.  A week or so ago, we took a short (1 and a half hour) trip out to the Anza Borrego State Park for a one night mini vacation.  We stayed at the beautiful Casa Del Zorro in Borrego Springs but we spent most of the evening out in the desert to take photos of the sunset and then the Milky Way.  Here are a couple of shots from that trip.

First "star" of the evening

First “star” of the evening

We drove out to a deserted area of the desert and never saw another person.  This was a nice little canyon to watch the sun fall below the mountains and create this nice sun star over the cactus.

Cactus Star

Cactus Star

Another angle at sunset highlighting the local fauna.

Ocatillo Milky Way

Ocatillo Milky Way

And finally, the main event – the incredible views of the Milky Way over the desert.  This was actually taken about midnight – the end of a very nice evening and day.