It’s mid-January, so the Pleiades are coming up at a reasonable viewing hour. Orion, who chases them across the sky, is still among the fir trees.
It’s still cold, and our water system is still frozen. But with conservation I figure we’re good for another 4-5 days. And the plus (the clear that goes with the clear/cold or warm/wet syndrome), is that many of the billions and billions of stars out there are visible tonight. The Milky Way is so thick it looks like smog.
A wonderful evening with pot roast, the neighbors, and two wood fires. A good southern hemisphere wine (a Penguin cabernet), some good stories, even some good music–I’m singing along with the Pleiades tonight. Tomorrow I think I might clip my fingernails and get out the little Guild guitar.