Grey Days

“It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers; a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions. It was a day easily associated with those abstract truths and purities that dissolve in the sunshine or fade out in mocking laughter by the light of the moon. The trees and clouds were … More Grey Days

The Reward

  There is a Reward for … Rising at 3.30am yesterday   Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge Reward and Leonard Nimoy … Boldly Go            

Ultimate Scale

  “The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last … More Ultimate Scale

Road to the Stars

    The Brewongle Road turns to dirt a few minutes from the Great Western Highway east of Bathurst, and you are suddenly alone. In the far distance are red and white car lights, the tall grass beside the road rustles in a slight breeze, hidden cows settle down in darkened fields and the city … More Road to the Stars

Mauna Kea

From where I am staying at Waikaloa Beach on the Big Island of Hawai’i, you look across 30 miles of desolate volcanic terrain to Mauna Kea. At sunset from here on the coast … above the perpetual cloud layer that wreathes the summit, the domes of the Subaru and Keck 1&2 Telescopes can be seen … More Mauna Kea

Venus over Kosciuszko – 2

Thredbo Valley – Lake Crackenback 15 October 2013 This is another image taken the same night as previous post …. Slightly different viewpoint, a very brief break in the clouds that persistently wandered across the sky and in landscape mode. Snow can be just seen on the ridge of the Ramshead Range.  

Southern Milky Way

Looking south into the Sagittarius_Carina Arm of the Milky Way as it rises above the Ophir Road, in Bathurst NSW Australia. Yellow-white Alpha Centauri lies at centre of the image – the 3rd brightest star in the southern sky and the closest star to our own at 4.3 light years. Below Alpha C lies the … More Southern Milky Way

Searching for Infinity

Look skyward now… and see above…Infinity Vast and dark and deep and endless….your heritage: Silent clouds of stars, Other worlds uncountable and other suns beyond numbering and realms of fire-mist and star-cities as grains of sand…. drifting… Across the void…. Across the gulf of night…. Across the endless rain of years…. Across the ages…. Come … More Searching for Infinity

Nightsong

              As the hours of this year tick away ….. A gallery of images from 2012 for those who love stars