I went ahead and filed for official copyrights. It wasn’t too hard, just required a lot of reading of instructions to put the right things in the right boxes. The reasons I did so are:
- 1. If I ever need proof of ownership [aka Amazon overlords], I’ll have it.
- 2. I can officially link the name I write under to my full legal name in the filings.
- 3. It costs a mere $35 to file now. If there is ever a lawsuit, you have to file with ‘special handling’ and it currently costs $800+. If you go to court, you must file.
My best Saturn and Moon shots from the last few weeks of astronomizing and a rainbow:
Waning Moon and Venus
Recently visited the Newberry Caldera which is approximately 30 miles southeast of where I live. You’d think with the last eruption occurring a mere 1300 years ago this would make me twitchy, but it doesn’t.
I have this idea for a new paranormal series, which will be set in Oregon, present day. I based my fictional town on a few real ones I’ve been to and decided to place it southeast of the caldera.
Anyway some photos:
It was like driving into the sky. Just wow.
The bump in the center of the two lakes is the cinder cone. All of this is the crater of the caldera. The gray stuff to the right is the obsidian flow which was the caldera’s most recent eruption 1300 years ago.
We could see forever out over the Great Basin, a region of the West once under a sea.
I ate lunch looking at this. Poor me.
There’s a beautiful waterfall at the caldera, Paulina Falls.
See ya Thursday!