Thursday, October 02, 2014

Celestial events

Celestially speaking, this month has a lot to offer. We have a hunter's moon, a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. On top of that, Pluto will be pal'ing around with the moon this month.

I'm goofy for celestial events. I set my alarm for all hours of the day and night to catch a glimpse of them. I have my dad's old welding goggles that are perfect for solar viewing, and nice telescope for nighttime.

When considering what to get for my 30 year anniversary gift from the company for which I worked (back when I was jobbed), my coworkers would look at the catalog and oooooo and aaahhhhh at the clocks, watches, rings, and other baubles.

But I already had several watches, and clocks for my office. I also had a tie tacks that's never been worn, so those weren't considered. What I did see was a nice telescope.

When it came time to choose, I chose the telescope. I knew it would come in handy for weeks like this.

I hope you'll take a moment to enjoy the gifts that Mother Nature shares with us from time to time.

Has nothing to do with the post. I just liked the picture.


  1. Anonymous11:47 PM

    Beautiful photo, Rick!!

  2. I love that you have a use for your dad's old welding goggles!

  3. What I like to watch on a nice starry evening are all the activities in the sky. I take the canopy off my swing on the deck and I lay my head on a pillow and watch the sky. I see satellites going in different directions and they seem to go faster than planes and they don't blink on and off. Pretty amazing to see falling stars too. Of course I see plenty of aircrafts too as we are in a direct fly path.

    Keep your eyes to the sky.

    I love to watch the Aureola Boriallis too and eclipse but I won't get out of bed for it.

  4. I always wanted a telescope, just never got around to getting one. I might start looking again, sounds good. Like the idea of Dad's welding goggles....

  5. Sounds like fun...we'll have to take a look!


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