I was incredibly excited to visit my cousins’ house in Connecticut at an attempt to photograph the night sky. Last year, I tried to go into my backyard and aim my camera up but light pollution makes that difficult. I remember driving from CT to NY and seeing thousands of stars dim to a few. Unfortunately, it rained hail and the clouds seem to freeze in place. When the sun finally set, it rained hard with bolts of lightning striking charged ground. It was a disappointment!
But I was able to try to take pictures of my cousin’s child. She ran across the yard and was too entranced in her musings to look at the camera. I am proud of the very few I was able to capture and that made the trip worth it.