When stars align


Doh! I forgot my camera this morning, and I had pictures of my cabling project. Oh well.

Happy Ground Hog’s Day! It’s six more weeks of winter for us. I was looking up the lunar phases, because I cycle through different yoga poses depending on the moon (no, really, I do), and I found out that Ground Hog’s Day is actually a “cross quarter” day, midway between a solstice and an equinox. Specifically, it is imbolc, a day celebrated as the beginning of spring in Celtic tradition. Anyway, even though that has nothing to do with the moon, I’m using it as an elaborate excuse to show off these pictures Dad took.

Even more awesome than the moon rising in the background, just as the sun has set, is that Boogie and Heidi are sharing a food source. Those two are just so happy and relaxed, they seem like entirely different horses from when we were boarding.

Dad took the above picture off the back deck near dawn during the recent lunar eclipse. The sun was rising just as it was reaching full eclipse, so this is actually one of the better shots he could have gotten, especially with the mountains in the background.

So, happy imbolic or Ground Hog’s Day! Happy start of spring or six more weeks of winter! And if you happen to be in the southern hemisphere, happy start of fall!

In any case, take a moment to appreciate that time goes by, that seasons are not all the same, and that our lives are way too short not to stop and watch the moon rise every now and then.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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