A few photos that are just brilliant in more ways than I care to think about. Mind-expanding and beautiful. Of course I also loved the time-lapse video from the ISS.

Close to home: hint: it isn’t a rainbow, nor is it raining green. [Note to self, must learn to do long exposure shots, especially of water.]

Slightly further away from home. The sun was quiet last year, which was a shame for our Arctic Circle trip. It isn’t quiet this year. Just think of the size of that ball of gas and that we can even take photos of this quality.

Finally, a ways away from home, this stunning photo of the butterfly nebula. Rarely do dying things look this good.