Quabbin Reservoir, MA
I've been getting up early to watch the sun break the horizon for many years but never realized that there was an equally impressive rising happening while I slept, the Milky Way!!! I recently discovered this spectacle and I will never look at clear skies the same way again. I am so excited to explore the night landscape. The magic of this moment can never be conveyed accurately in a photograph but I'll try. I was surrounded by the sounds of the night- loons singing all around me, spring peepers chorusing behind me, a barded owl off to my right, an eastern whip-poor-will off to my left and a bald eagle over my head!!!! Oh yeah… shooting stars and the milky way!!!! I may never sleep on clear night again. Photo © copyright by Patrick Zephyr.