Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Star Gazer

Star Gazer sounds like the name of a Shetland pony or a cute little electro side project band or the glittery nail polish I might have used as a kid.  Lately, I've been really into watching the night sky.  My head pulls upward like a ventriloquist's puppet trying to focus on those elusive sparkles and I'm drawn to the moon moth-like to note its nightly fluctuations.  The stars here at this time of year seem more close and twinkly than usual, a rare feat in our light-polluted sky.  Sometimes I wish I lived in a less populated city and owned a massive space-age telescope so that the only thought in our pretty little heads could be to spend the evening naming pinpricks of light.

This will be my last post for this holiday week. With the break from work I also realize it's time to take a break from everything else and go a bit analog, surrounding myself with food, friends and frippery .

There is so much for which to be thankful, I  hope you have a lovely time with your loved ones too.

 The Iris Nebula

 The Trifid Nebula

Dust Pillars from the Carina Nebula

   NGC 602


 

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4 comments:

Christine said...

I will be going analog with you. So looking forward to a break from the grind and the over-stimulation. Glad to have my family with me on t-day, too. xo

Elise said...

Sometimes we just have to say, "Shh, Grand Noise, you're too loud." Let's take a post-glutton walk, bundled and cuddled in warm wintry wear and work off all that scrumdiddlyumptious GF fare. xx

Christine said...

We should definitely take a post-food walk with hot tea and bountiful scarves even if it is 75 degrees out. And collect colored leaves for my little glass bird.

Anonymous said...

when will you post again? we're waiting...

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