Summertime

Saturday was a wonderful balmy evening here and we had all the family around for a relaxed pizza dinner.  We enjoyed being able to sit outside chatting and laughing without the usual January high temperatures.  The night sky was very clear so the telescope came out to peer at the sliver of the moon and the stars.  We had a good long view of the Int. Space Station as it passed overhead but moving way too fast to track with the scope.  Jupiter was fantastic, as was the moon – a few wows and cools from both adults and children.  Funny watching small children trying to look through the lens keeping one eye shut.

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I’ve started sewing up my navy pants today now that the test run went well.  It’s just a lovely fabric that I’m going to enjoy wearing.  While I sewed I watched a doco-drama; Vincent Van Gogh: Painted with Words.

vincent

Vincent has been my favourite artist since I first saw one of his works at the NGV several years ago; I’ve never physically responded to a piece of art like I did that day – it took my breath away.  I do so love his use of colour and the emotions he provokes in his work and he certainly captures a beautiful night sky.

starry night

Must get back to my sewing and get these pants together before we go off to the movies tonight to see the Secret Life of Walter Mitty; have you seen it yet?  This will be my 2nd viewing as I really enjoyed it the 1st time.  If you are a bit of a daydreamer I’m sure you’ll like it.

Have a good week

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2 thoughts on “Summertime

    • We so enjoyed having you both with us, they were some very enjoyable evenings. Now that the smoke is clearing from all the bush fires that have been about the telescope will be out again. We did take it to Hay with us to take advantage of the big sky but unfortunately we didn’t get a clear sky. Thanks for the tip on the book I shall have a look! Cheers and I hope you enjoy my blog

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