January 8, 2019. It’s about 60 Degrees Fahrenheit right here, right now. The crescent moon is like a sliver of the bottom of a basket or bowl, shining like gold through the western trees. From here, it’s still playing hide and seek in the tall trees, but soon enough it will be above the highest branches.
It’s dark now, and the stars are so brilliantly shining against that black curtain of space – constellations seemingly drifting, slowly, with the turning of the earth, giving us a rare mid-winter show of ancient legends written into the skies and even more ancient proof of ancestral love.
There are few things as beautiful as a winter sky here in Snow Camp. One of those is a winter sky when it’s actually warm enough to enjoy it from any point in the yard.
Seriously, go look up! download an app like sky safari or sky walk if you want – but really, it’s absolutely beautiful. Take a cup of tea, a glass of wine, some binoculars – or maybe just take yourself outside and enjoy this beautiful night.
There are nights I would stop and set up a camera, but tonight is not one of those nights. Tonight I’ve only stepped inside to write this note – and now I shall return to breath in the night air and watch the diamond sky.
Well Done, Tuesday. Well Done Indeed!!!