Friday, September 26, 2014

Sun Star -SkyWatch Friday

I took this wonderful photo of the sun sparkling through the clouds.  Do you see the jet?  I think back over the centuries, and wonder what Native Americans would have thought of such a sky.  

I also think of all the people who watch the skies as I do.  

I watch the news, and my heart is sad for simple folk like me around the world who see things in the skies I have never experienced.  Our prayers are with you.

Happy sky watching!  If you love clouds as much as I do--join SkyWatch Friday to see all the amazing things to be found by looking up.  Happy SkyWatch Friday and have a lovely weekend.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Art Nouveau Door Lock -Guest Heart Thursday

We live in a house that was built in the late 1890's.  Between my office and the "great" room, there are pocket doors which slide out from the wall.  This is the beautiful, decorative door lock on those doors--such lovely attention to detail.  These type of decorative metal plates are on most of the doors in our home.  They are seldom noticed, but much appreciated by me--and  now  by you.  Do you see the hearts?

Have a lovely day, and Happy Guest Heart Thursday.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Waning Super Moon

I have been experimenting with the settings on my camera and for the first time was able to capture the moon in detail.  It hung low in the late afternoon sky, a sea blue all around.  You can see sunlight highlighting the craters.  I love space.  The whole idea of planets and moons hanging effortlessly in a vacuum of nothing fills me with awe. 

That we have a moon which guards our planet boggles my mind. Without the moon, tides would become nearly non-existent and sea levels would rise.  The ocean's currents are the way the it oxygenates itself, sea life would starve for air without the moon's influence.  Currents such as the Gulf Stream bring life-giving warmth and nutrients all across the world.  The moon also affects vital currents which circulate cold nutrient-filled water around the Atlantic and into the Indian Ocean.

Without the moon, our earth would become a gigantic snowball.  The "pole" of Earth's magnetism would change--people living in the mid-latitudes would see the Aurora Borealis.  The steadiness of the Earth's rotation would be effected.  The moon actually keeps the earth from wobbling, rocking and rolling.

The perfect balance created by the moon's presence seems miraculous to me.  The moon is an important part of our survival here on earth.  I am grateful to our Creator for setting it into place.  

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Same Moon...

I caught last night's super moon through the hedge where the grape vines grow wild.  I could not help but think that people all over the world see the same moon I do.

Our prayers are with you, dear ones.  You are not alone.