Wishing on a Star

As I was driving home tonight, I looked up at the crisp clear night and the stars nearly took my breath away.  Their majesty speaks words I never could, and I wish that my photographs captured their beauty better.  For those of you who don’t get to see many stars because of city light pollution, and for those of you who are lucky enough to marvel at them regularly, here’s a small taste of what is outside my window right now:

If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you’ll see so many more stars!  At the bottom of the photo, there are five stars that make a slightly-funky looking “M”.  That’s Cassiopeia, the vain Greek mythological queen, and she’s one of the constellations that you use to find Polaris, the north star.  It’s always a comfort to me when I see her in the sky, as though I’m home wherever I am in the world.

And I’ll leave you on a somewhat humorous note here at 1am.  It’s freezing here so I’m forced to snuggle up in the most amazing sleeping bag ever made (yes, it’s a Western Mountaineering!) as I write this post:

 

Good Night!  I wish you many beautiful dreams of starry skies!

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