During this midwinter solstice season the moon and the stars have drawn me in
The last full moon of 2020 was on my birthday and a daily practice during these winter weeks has been to go outside at night and gaze upwards
To think about how small we are, how gloriously vast, beautiful and wonderful the sky and constellations above. To begin to navigate a path across the stars we know and to look at more, not so much to analyse but to experience and to look more deeply – to make time to..
To peep out at different times and see what is there. To stand, wrapped in a blanket and simply stargaze… and hear owls nearby (in autumn time we heard them every night so close and clear)
Sparkling, sprinkled patterns of light, the white and cream moon, scudding clouds and velvet darkness.
We used binoculars to look at the surface of the moon and look for Saturn and Jupiter
Colours of darkness, colours of moon and stars and rings of light…
Always the light and colour of the moon, moving through her cycles and rhythms…