Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Stargazing and campfires and FUN!

The nights are getting cooler and the stars have been spectacular for the past few nights - hope you've had a chance to go outside and check out the night sky. This is the time of year when we have the perfect opportunity to become familiar with the stars and do some serious stargazing.

This is also the time of year that we turn our weekend evenings into campfire nights and stargazing adventures. I recently read a wonderful article in the September/October issue of Grit magazine - the article is "Spectacular Stargazing" by Letitia L. Star, and the subtitle is "The sun goes down, stars come out, wonder begins." If you can find this issue, check out this article, along with several other very interesting articles - like the one on birdwatching.

From the time we moved to the country, we have always made a tradition of weekend campfires and trying to spot shooting stars and orbiting satellites. We invite friends and make smores, and enjoy the spectacular view of the Milky Way. Even if you live in a city, perhaps there is a park on the outskirts of town where you can have a cookout and get away from the bright city lights to see things like the Big Dipper and Orion.

Enjoy these days and starry nights,
Amanda B.


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