8:53:39 PM

photo: moon & venus

Stargazing. We’re fickle stargazers – we like it warm and clear,
which makes it all too rare for us, especially during the winter.
Last Christmas we gave ourselves a great book for stargazing: H. A. Rey’s
The Stars: A New Way to See Them, but we haven’t really used it much since then.

So tonight it was a pleasure to look up into the sky and know what I
was seeing for the first time in years.
Castor and Pollux, the
and the brightest star in the sky, blue-white

While we looked skyward, I heard the first frog of the season –
then two.