Wednesday, February 21, 2018

winter woes

We are at that point in the winter season when the magic of snow is outweighed by the dreary slush of ice and rain.

Winter Whites

Talk show hosts make fun of the US celebration of Groundhog Day as an utterly ridiculous American ritual.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018 - self love!

In these tough times, let's remember to take better care of ourselves. No better opportunity than Valentine's Day!


Everyone needs some 'me time', but people enjoy very different things - these are some of our favourite methods of self care.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

eyes on our skies

It seems that life is so accelerated everything is multiplied or inundates us in multiple events.

Orion Nebula M 42 Celestron C 14

Feb 15 is no different. We will be treated to three celestial events. 

The new moon. A partial solar eclipse. 


It is also the start of the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Churchyards - living with death

London churchyards are ancient, beautiful...and mostly empty. The bones are laid to rest in the crypts of the parish church, and the headstones are taken away or moved to the walls and borders if, as in many cases, the churchyard becomes a public park.



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

multiple celestial events

On January 31 we will be treated to a quadruple cosmic whammy of a show - a blue blood super moon and total eclipse. 


While people in the Eastern Hemisphere saw their last Blue Moon total lunar eclipse in 1982, for the Western Hemisphere, this upcoming eclipse will indeed be the first Blue Moon total eclipse since 1866.