Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lately Puppygirl has taken to waking me up at 6am with the alarm set to 'whimper'. Thank you, dear, for showing me some stunning morning skies.

The first day she did that I saw a blazing blue-white falling star in the dark western sky.The Geminids, I found out later. There is some planet up there - Mars, I suppose, since it's a little orangy. Over in the east, what I thought was Saturn is Venus incandescing in a huge way. The last few days, the bare trees have entertained.

More snow is expected this weekend but we have a few days to enjoy the December thaw.