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)


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

  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?

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

  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.

  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!

  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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