Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Moon and Planets

Last night, the moon which looks like God's Thumbnail at the moment and two planets were close enough and bright enough to form a triangle in the sky. The daughter and I each took a peek at it and were glad that we had the chance. There were no clouds in the sky to obscure the view and there was enough pink to make a really gorgeous picture. Make ya glad to be alive.

I really was wishing for a SLR camera with which to take a photo as my little point and shoot just can't do it justice. Still, was glad to have experienced it non-the-less with our beautiful Colorado dusky sky and the mountains in the backdrop.

I am going to have to make a quilt of the view to go into my Moonatic Series, which is up to 5, but I haven't worked on it in a really long time. This might be the kick I need to get going on it again.

So, look up every night if the clouds let you.


Corvus said...

I thought that too (re: wishing for a better camera) until I saw this picture: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/12/01/venus-the-moon-and-jupiter/

Now I'm wishing I had gotten out and tried to photograph the thing with my little point-and-shoot. Perhaps I'll play with that tonight.

DancesWithPitBulls said...

I did manage to take some pics...they turned out a tad crappalistic but oh well...I tried! I think a moon series of quilts would be awesome!

talumirage said...

Did you get a pic at all? I'd like to see!