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Feb 242013
 

Being from the northern hemisphere, I don’t get to see the stars from the southern half of Earth very often.  So, as a lover of the night sky, regardless of location, I reveled in discovering some of the ones showing themselves in South Africa.  Taken from just outside one of the huts we were staying in at the white lion preserve in the Timbavati region of NE South Africa, the southern cross shows itself to the left of the tip of the hut.  The 2 bright stars just above the cross are Alpha & Beta Centauri, known as the pointers.

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Feb 192013
 

One evening, not long ago, I stepped out onto my back deck and looked up.  Wow.  An incredibly prominent ring around the moon was not only visible, but quite bright, as well.  So, duh, I set up camera and tripod to see what I could capture.  I love the night sky, especially in winter, and I don’t make nearly enough images of something I have only to look up to see.  Well, on this night, it was all here: moon with ring; the twins Castor and Pollux of Gemini inside the ring on the left; orion half in and half out, with its belt right on the ring in the lower right; and Jupiter just outside the ring, shining brightly in the upper right.  The blessings of a heavenly angel shining its cosmic energies down to Earth.

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Apr 032012
 

Wilbur is for those of us who like slowwww….. and soothing, healing, natural hot mineral springs.  And who like seclusion and the natural world and who aren’t offended by naked bodies and who are willing to allow themselves to slow down.  That alone seems to be an art in today’s chaotically fast pace.  For some, just the attempt at slowing down and being without computer/TV/cell phone can bring up a deep anxiety, let alone actually coming to some kind of peace over a few days of slow and quiet.  Yes, Wilbur is purposefully slow and quiet, with a large well stocked communal kitchen where you can prepare your own nourishing meals.  And if that meal is after a soothing, calming soak in the hot tubs, interspersed by a dip/swim in the cool, naturally green pool that waits just outside the tubs, and if it’s dark, and the stars are out….  Well, you’ll just have to try it yourself.

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Feb 052012
 

When I was up in the Big Pine Lakes area of the Sierras last summer I became mesmerized by the brilliance of the night sky.  Being alone in the mountains at night at 11,000 feet can be an exhilarating experience; especially with no moon to give at least some light to the area.  So… the stars became my friends.  With the long exposure time of the photo you can really see the different color of each star shine forth.

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