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26 March 2020

Sometimes it's overcast but sometimes the clouds hover brightly over us, protecting us from the harsh sun. Today is a day like that we discovered as we took a little break for some fresh air.

Hovering Clouds. Captured with an Olympus E-PL1 and 14-42mm II R at a 72mm equivalent and f8, 1/2000 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

Fresh air is in short supply these days, particularly on the news broadcasts. But that's just the way it is. No sense killing the messenger if you want to know what's going on.

But we do need a break now and then.

At an equivalent of just 82mm, our Olympus zoom can't reach as far as our eye can see. We really don't have a Micro Four Thirds zoom with the sort of reach we have on our dSLRs.

That was a problem today as we met two new neighbors flying around Edgehill Mountain. They turned out to be turkey vultures circling the neighborhood.

We recognized them instantly by their red heads, black bodies and gray wings, which can stretch out six feet. We surprised one resting in a tree as we walked up the street and we could hear it push the air down as it flew further uphill.

But, as we confessed, we had the wrong lens. So you get these protective clouds instead, hovering over the little rooftops on an adjacent hill. Each house, these days, fully populated, the news on when not streaming movies.

But if we could, we'd flap our wings and fly away ourselves.

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