Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Baby, It's Cooold Outside

Nermal: I would like to dedicate this post to Tita Mel, who asked to see how I'm looking these days.... I would also like to give out a HOLLA to all my peeps, I misses y'all!

I couldn't be bothered to go out and watch the eclipse last Wed night.... I much rather cozy up to the fireplace and sleep.... you really can't blame me, I am after all, originally from the tropics of Malate.... we are waiting for another snowstorm to come our way this morning, hope you're all staying warm like me....


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Eclipsis Lunae Totalis

Thank the Universe, the skies over Toronto finally cleared of the snowstorm clouds that have been looming over us for the past few weeks....It was just in time for the total lunar eclipse tonight. I have been waiting for this since the last eclipse back in August left me hanging. Viewing was optimal this time 'round, but I had to brave -12C temperatures for a couple of hours. I lit a fire in the fire-pit to keep me from getting frost-bite.... But it was all worth it because I was able to a few good shots....

Let's begin with a very bright full moon....Let's fast forward through the early parts of the eclipse (it looked the same as the last time) and get to the good stuff....

That bright star at the bottom is actually the planet Saturn, so here's a bonus shot of Saturn magnified....

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the total eclipse of the moon, if you missed it, the next one (total) will be on Dec 21, 2010.


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Snowy, Snowy Night

Whose woods these are I think I know,
His house is in the village though.
He will not see me stopping here,
To watch his woods fill up with snow........

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

from "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
by Robert Frost

"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"
- Punxsutawney Phil, at sunrise on Feb.2, 2008

Say it aint so Phil, I was looking forward to dusting off the picnic table sooner rather than later....
Did someone say BBQ?.... no, I didn't think so.....