Today, I’m grateful for many things, including friendship, food, a solid little washing machine, and fresh water. I’m also grateful for the dark skies above at night, and for the amazing astro-photography of my neighbor George Dunham a few miles down the road. I’m grateful to have been invited to attend his Zoom presentation to the Coal Creek Canyon Sky Watchers this evening, which included nature photos by his wife Kim, and a brief state-of-space report from the Watchers, catching us up on some of the latest developments in space exploration. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours when I was feeling the unfamiliar space in the house profoundly. I’m always grateful for a fresh perspective on my own insignificance.
Dear Rita, this post made me think of a favorite Robert Frost poem—
—and the heart-cracking choral setting that introduced me to it as a kid at music camp
(here with spectacular astro-photography):
thank you, Sarah. I’ll check out those links. Looks like the video disappeared on the comment screen, so I’ll repost the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNDrMifZqLU