"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day" ~ Vincent Van Gogh
The dark night skies have been brilliant in these parts. I benefit from living far away from the glow of city lights that can impede proper star gazing. Sometimes a simple evening stroll with the dog can turn into an hour long astral observation. Orion's Belt, Pleiades, and a bright Jupiter are among my favorite celestial bodies in this sea of inky blue blackness. I often search for a faint bead of light, so faint that I lose it from time to time, moving quickly across the sky. These are man-made stars... satellites...zipping around our planet.
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Without question, stars and the night sky have inspired artists, poets, composers, and the like for centuries. A vast boundless frontier full of mystery and wonder, the evening sky constantly transforms and never bores the observer.
The next chance you get, meander outside on a fine October evening, pull up a chair, and tilt your head back. Be prepared to be dazzled, humbled, and perhaps even inspired.