Friday, November 13, 2009

Giving Thanks for Starry Nights

Warning:  If you're not in the "turning lemons into lemonade" kind of mood, just move on. 

I've read about it everywhere so it's no revelation to anyone that the shorter days we are experiencing here in the upper hemisphere are downright depressing.  However, the long nights do have one magnificent thing to offer.  Nooooooooo, not THAT!  I'm talking about starry starry nights. 

While I was outside Thursday night (on a work-night mind you), around half past midnight (wait, it gets better), chasing down my evil, run-away, skunk scented d.o.g. (yes, you read right), I lifted my head star-ward (so God could hear me better), and after saying a particularly "special" and long prayer, I opened my eyes and almost couldn't believe what I was seeing.  The sky was lit up like a gold digger on New Years Eve at a Boca Raton retirement home. 

Constellations like Orion, Cassiopeia, the Big and Little Dipper have never failed to captivate me with their unaltering perfection. 

Last night, they all danced like diamonds on an inky blue velvet canvas. 

I think I shall try out the night photography setting on my camera tonight.

Footnote:  Gently used (stinky), house-broken, ten year old K9, FREE to a good home.  Act now and you'll also receive two scrub brushes, a case of pet shampoo, 80 lbs. of prescription dog food, a years supply of skin allergy medication and one doggie rain coat.  Don't delay!  This offer won't last long!!!

1 comment:

  1. So, did the dog find a home or did the smell disapate enough for her to stay?