I have a thing for the night sky, stars, and especially comets. This is Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) photographed from my home state, Victoria, Australia in 2007. I wish I could say I was the photographer, but no, I haven’t been south of the equator in eons. Even if the photograph hadn’t come with a
Across a span of several years, the two Lake Fairies, sisters, had explored both the northern and southern reaches of the lake’s eastern shore. Never too far inland, however, and certainly never out across the water. But on this glorious, star-studded summer evening, a fireworks-like display of magical lights had lit up the lake’s far
I first discovered the art of falling upwards as a boy. Summer nights in Melbourne could swelter, especially during periods of long, drawn out heat waves. At such times the family home, a smallish three bedroom brick veneer with terracotta roof tiles and no insulation, became a virtual oven. Even with all the windows open,
The sun was setting when he first climbed up to his lofty perch, and now midnight was long hours past. Although the air bit crisp and chilly, he thought little of discomfort. Cold nights produced the clearest skies, and that was all that mattered. And tonight with the heavens so crystal clear, the stars seemed
Thinking it out on paper. Another furry idea for a painting…Astrono-bears! Well, why not? Bears certainly have the focus, patience, and inclination needed for a life dedicated to watching stars. I have no doubt that under their steadfast and unshakable scrutiny, all the mysteries of the cosmos would eventually open wide and surrender their secrets.