October 27, 2009

Night Sky Light Show

Hello My Darlins,

I hope you will get to see the meteorite showers that are around at this time of year. Shooting stars are such a beautiful sight, don't you think? According to SkyEye there are about 18 meteor showers throughout the year! WOW! when you get the chance, will you join me one night to sit and watch them with me?

I bought some candy for Halloween but they are gone now. My sons found the stash and well, need I say more? I will have to restock and probably hide them in the trunk of the car or some sort of locked container. At least their not eating such candies everyday, is a blessing in disguise of a sorts. They rarely have to see the dentist for anything other than a cleaning.

I think it would be nice to get a telescope and see the stars above. Stars, galaxies, the moon! Can you imagine if we built a Observatory/Science centre on the moon? right between and inside, one of those peaks on the moon? Now that would be quite the tourist destination don't you think? Such dreams, yes I know, ordinary Janes and Joe's wouldn't be able to afford such a trip.

I once saw this kaliedoscope made of stained glass. It was so beautiful! Not sure I would know how to build one but kaliedoscopes are as beautiful as our stars. The colors and craftsmanship is a skill to behold in person, really. For now, I enjoy the basic stained glass window hanging and admire other works of art online. There are some fantastic artists out there and the prices for their art is worth it.

I just may have to take a look at the local college to see what they have to offer for night classes in stained glass and astronomy. I don't always understand the number system that's used to identify our stars and galaxies. Me and a few other million people I guess. Anyways, I know you cannot stay long and must run. I will leave you this ---> A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon. Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol -Dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke - Dead
Third worm in chocolate syrup -Dead
Fourth worm in good clean soil -Alive.

So the Minister asked the congregation - What did you learn from this demonstration? Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, 'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!' That pretty much ended the service --

I send my prayers out for you to take great care and please stay safe.

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