Phew! Yet again, another post on time…
Time is certainly a passing, and I’m caught up in the whirling currents that it is leaving behind! It’s all fun, of course, although it does leave me pondering a few questions, such as… which way is up? is it Wednesday today? when did I arrive in October? when did I arrive in 2011? and why is my stomach rumbling when I have only just eaten… oh yes, that was four hours ago!
It’s nice to have a breather every now and again. It’s good for the soul and good for the mind and body too. And anything that is good helps me to feel good… and I love to feel good!
Now, with all of this time thing going on, and me hanging on to the bar (imagine I’ve caught hold to the rail on a bus that is speeding away from me at great speed and I’m ‘flying’ behind the bus) things tend to pass me by. Well, they’re still there, but they aren’t there when I feel that I should be observing them; and I have to observe them later. These ‘things’ I’m referring to are other blogs; more so the posts I have to read (have = want).
I am trying my best to catch up with my reading and commenting, and will get there eventually. The blogs I regularly visit may find a flurry of comments or ‘likes’ (or both) from me, rather than my usual one a day after a post. I will get back to the more sedate way of commenting, I promise, but I will have to wait for this bus to slow down first so that I can get off and do things at my own speed!
In the meantime, I’m hanging on and enjoying the ride! And like I said… I feel good!
Hair news… no hair cut, but hair is looking good good good! Don’t know what happened there… I did ‘snip’ the edges myself the other day, but everything seems to have fallen nicely into place there on it’s own since. No triangular look… no severe flicks… and no comparisons to pineapples!
Knee news… still throbbing but still moving!
Work news… still there, but a very large Lottery win is looming!
Rainbow news… saw an amazingly vibrant double rainbow this evening, a full arch that filled the whole sky with colour, and a fainter, larger arch just above it. I think seeing rainbows is a magical experience; seeing one like the one I saw today amplifies the magic. I’ve seen photos of the Aurora Borealis with similar colours to this rainbow. We have some pretty amazing things in our Universe.
Speaking of amazing Universal displays, here are a few more Nebulae that I didn’t include in my last post (which feels like it was posted months ago…):
This first image is of the Ghost Head Nebula, and was discovered by William Herschel in 1834. You can just about make out the ghostly shape in the white area in the centre, with his or her arms raised.
The Nebula belongs to a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way, so I suppose that means in time we won’t be able to see it as it will have travelled to the other side of our galaxy. In probably another few thousand yeas or so… but the way time’s flying, you never know!
This second image is another nebula that William Herschel discovered, which is called the Little Ghost Nebula. This is a very faint nebula, that was created at the end of a star’s life, and some say that this is the fate that is in store for our Sun, in a few billion year’s time.
William found this nebula when he was exploring the Ophiuchus constellation. That isn’t a name you get to say very often…!
And this third image is of the Red Spider Nebula. I haven’t been able to find out who discovered this one as yet, or when it was discovered, but I will – I do like my little quests!… I just thought I’d post it for the time being! It is in Sagittarius, and has an estimated temperature of at least half a million degrees, so is a tad on the warm side…
I thought I would highlight the area where I can see the wizard’s features as it isn’t as clear as the others, but you may see things differently to what I do…
I can see his hat and his hands, and his cloak wrapping around him. See what you think…