Sunday, December 26, 2010

Seven on Sunday--- Night

no flash needed

1. Above: at night, no electricity, our neighborhood lights candles and make use of our porches: my hand, Mosaic Woman's candle.


2. For some, the event that brings about the most joy is the Winter Solstice. A time to celebrate the end of the lengthening darkness. This year, that long night had quite an event:

Stages of Lunar Eclipse  12-21-10


3. As for me I tend to be so annoyed by the approaching cold of January and February that the return of light isn't enough, however, I so adore being able to sing this line, A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, a few nights later on Christmas Eve surrounded by friends.

4. Nat King Cole singing my favorite carol:






5. I told my students that every day consists of a night which is 24 hours long. Stars come out at night. We just call it daytime when the closest star comes out.

6. Only once in my life did I stay awake from the time the sun set till it arose again. I was an undergraduate student studying ecology and my class did a 24 hour stream watch.

7. A nightmare is a goblin that ruins our pleasant night of sleep.

Bonus: and for those cool moments when you are uncertain if it is day or night, feel free to use the word crepuscular. (for MD)



6 comments:

  1. Stratoz, I'm totally with you on the approaching cold of deep winter. This is a great list.

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  2. Di--- looks like we may start the new year much balmier than we will be tomorrow morning! Did you check out the link I had at the bottom of the post?

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  3. We couldn't see the eclipse here. :( Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. A lovely post Wayne... it rained here in Southern California throughout the lunar eclipse, so I appreciate being able to see what we missed.

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  5. Nice list, and I love the mosaic candle! Thanks for your visit to my blog. I've enjoyed looking at yours and visiting the MW's Etsy shop. Beautiful work!

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  6. Lisa-- Thanks. Christmas was wonderful.

    Valerie--- coulds are such a frustratio=ng thing to those that look up at night

    Altar Ego--- welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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