Echinopsis Atacamensis and the Milky WayCredit: ESO/S. GuisardThe Milky Way is seen in all its glory, as well as, in the lower right, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Milky Way Skyscape over Mangaia
Credit: Tunc TezelThis heavenly view of the Milky Way was taken in the South Pacific paradise of Mangaia, the most southerly of the Cook Islands. This image was chosen as one of the winners of the National Maritime Museum's Astrophotographer of the Year 2011 Contest.
Chona has managed to grow orchids in Chicago...pretty.
and it's cherry blossom time...