Glancing out the window of a recent evening, I again caught sight of that now familiar glitter on the water. There was only one problem: a big bush partially blocked my view. Knowing how transitory such events are, I grabbed the camera and rushed outdoors for a better shot. Silly me. Of course, the startling effect had vanished; I had lost the critical angle of reflection.
Dashing back in, I got off one good shot through the open window before the glitter faded. If you squint, you can imagine a star-shaped galaxy in the vast blackness of space, perhaps as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. Of course, this photograph was taken right here on earth, on June 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm.