The sky is constantly changing colour and mood. Clouds form and then dismember. For me, sky gazing is somehow akin to watching the ocean waves or the flames of a campfire. It all has a calming effect and the feeling that life goes on as it should.
Last night my sister was enjoying the warm evening out on her deck when she wondered if the space station was transiting across our area. She looked up and sure enough, there it was. How marvelous to know that people are up there, orbiting the earth in an object the size of a football field. Earthbound folk can see the sun rise every 24 hours. The International Space Station crew can watch the sun rise every 92 minutes. (A rooster on board would drive them crazy.)
So, find a spot that offers a good viewing expanse of sky. Recline yourself on a comfortable chair. Place a small pillow or folded towel behind your neck. Use sunglasses to avoid eye strain. Have binoculars and a drink handy. Enjoy!
|Tree swallows hunting insects high overhead.|
|My 'stay-cation' sight seeing chair.|