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…):

The Ghost Head Nebula

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!

Little Ghost NebulaThis 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 Red Spider Nebuladiscovered 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…

The Wizrd Nebula (highlighted)One last image, the Wizard Nebula from my last post.

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…

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

16 Comments

  1. I love your “hanging onto the bus” imagery – that’s exactly how I feel, too. Glad you still have time to appreciate rainbows. 🙂

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    1. Hi Diane… I can always appreciate rainbows; they always make me stop and think which is a nice change from hanging onto that bus all of the time! 😀

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  2. Tom, don’t worry about catching up and commenting on every post! 🙂 Just chime in now and then and leave one of your inimitable comments….glad life is busy: it’s great that way. Nice to see more of your nebulas…nebulae???

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    1. Hi Kate, and thanks!
      I feel bad if I read and run, so feel I should comment, but sometimes time is in short supply and I find myself getting behind! Hey ho… such is life, I suppose! I’ll find the balance soon enough, I’m sure.
      I’d go with nebulae… it sounds posher! 😀

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  3. Yes this one is wickedly offered as usual
    and I did spot the Wizard you know? 🙂
    actually I rather like cloud formations too
    as there is an endless array of different
    imagery that can be seen in clouds, well
    that is a bit of useless information I know
    but I like to do that sometimes, not recently
    but still an interesting idea nonetheless 🙂
    Thank you for adding such excellent posts
    Aquatom and I hope that you liked the zany
    offering of the witch showing her bum? 🙂

    Androgoth

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    1. Yes, Andro, I like looking at cloud formations too… I like looking at clouds for that matter! I’m easily pleased! 😀
      And the witch you gave me was very funny indeed! Thank you!

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  4. MY Sis, who says she knows these things,….has predicted a large lottery win for me too, Sir A, but I’m not holding my breath.. why? ‘cos I’d die of course… or at the very least loose consciousness and depending on where ferzackerly, it could be dangerous therefore life threatening, so I won’t …if you follow?… BUT I still hold out hope…sharezies? IF you win… or If I win…? NO? Tsk.Tsk!!..
    UM.. h’actually, (the Pink Lady’s not worn off yet) on the 3rd image I can ‘see’ a pair of arms reaching out from a menacing looking body in shadow, and hands grasping the ‘lit up’ little fella’s neck?… Mind you, could be my eyes… any who. I must away.. Just like Andro I am so behind, I was trying to do a Halloween Tale but it keeps snaking away from me and lashing out something rotten. xPenx

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    1. Pen, I just know the win is due, only I don’t know when the win is due… not really much to go on there, is there?
      And I can see the strangling image in pic three now that you mention it!
      Hope your head clears soon! 😉

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  5. Enjoy the ride my friend..and take your time 🙂 I love Douglas Adam’s quote on deadlines which also refers to time, when he says that he loves the sound of deadlines as it whooshes..lol

    I think rainbows and the nebulae that you have posted are all so magical, I also think that clouds can be magical too and have always wondered how it would be to live in the sky on the clouds

    Awesome I feel! 🙂

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    1. BTW, how can I subscribe to your blog? I am following it..but I don’t know where to find all the blogs that I follow! So I’m now email subscribing them!

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      1. You can get the blogs by email? I receive email when others comment on my posts, but I didn’t know I could get their posts too… I’ll have to look into this some more!
        To find the blogs you are following, Shree, hover the curser over the W (The WordPress W) in the top left hand corner, a menu will drop down, and then click on the Read Blogs option… that’s how I view the ones I follow.
        Now, I’m looking into this email thing…

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        1. Ooo Tom ..you are brilliant! Thank you!! …Wow.I’ve missed quite a bit of posts from the blogs I follow..how much is it to grab a rail of that bus?

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          1. It’s free, Shree! Just grab a hold and enjoy the ride! 😀

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    2. Thanks, Shree… I like that quote too! I’ve now found that weeks and months make that very same whooshing sound…!

      I can imagine it being very fresh and clear up on high, and the views will be amazing! And, yes, awesome works too!

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  6. I’m having the same catch up issues. People will understand 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Tilly. The catching up is quite fun though…

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