I went out before dawn to get the paper, but I had an exterior motive: I wanted to see the planets aligned as they haven't been since 2005. I didn't even try to find Mercury in the trees, but I spotted Venus easily, caught a glimmer of red ... had to Mars, and Jupiter has been in my sights for a while. But where was Saturn?
In the end, I just wasn't sure which of the glimmering objects I was looking at was Saturn. What I really needed was a map. Now I have one ...
Patch #24 Planetary signs stitched over bleached dots on indigo dyed linen
It's a long way from Williamsburg, Virginia to the Texas Hill Country, but I've never looked back. Instead, my days are full of stitching, natural dyeing, assemblage art appreciation, grandparenting, cactus whacking, Americana music and Tex-Mex cooking ... not to mention wildflowers and critters.
As local bard Robert Earl Keen says, "The road goes on forever and the party never ends."