Sunday, January 24, 2016

- Star gazing

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

And if that doesn't work, I'll use this one ...

But I still don't think I'll see Mercury.