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Old 01-15-2014, 03:52 AM   #1061
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After a few days of rain and gloom we have a lovely moon in the west right now. The temperature is 31 right now and the moisture on the sun room roof was twinkling like stars...or diamonds. I took a couple of snaps with my phone. Here's one:
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:10 AM   #1062
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Cool frog, Dawg. Where are they displaying that? Or did they just do it for the pic?

CG, the clear nights have been awesome. You're right, it's been a long time since we got a good look at the stars and moon.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:57 PM   #1063
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Cool frog, Dawg. Where are they displaying that? Or did they just do it for the pic?
Apparently world-famous body painter (I had no idea there was such a thing) Johannes Stotter created the frog. Will have to look up more of his work.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:08 PM   #1064
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After a few days of rain and gloom we have a lovely moon in the west right now. The temperature is 31 right now and the moisture on the sun room roof was twinkling like stars...or diamonds. I took a couple of snaps with my phone. Here's one:
We never get to see that many stars here. Too much light pollution.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:59 PM   #1065
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We never get to see that many stars here. Too much light pollution.
What was sparking weren't the stars. It was the water droplets on the glass sun room ceiling that you see. Maybe my post wasn't clear. No surprise to me!

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BTW taxy, we DO have awesomely clear skies where we live! Himself had 3 years of astronomy at THE Ohio State University before switching to IT, but he still has a passion for it. His telescope cost more than my first brand-new car! We lived in an OK viewing area in OH, but when we moved here he thought he wouldn't have the same opportunity. The first week we lived here I went out on our deck every night, looked up for the Milky Way, and would go back in. Four of those nights I informed him "it's a candy-bar kind of night". We found out that, serendipitously, we had built in an area called "The Last Green Valley", a true dark zone along the east coast. Unfortunately, getting the scope and tripod (with legs almost as big around as mine!) in and out of the house is nowhere near as easy.
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GG, that's cool, both the dark area and The Last Green Valley.

Sometimes, even when it's clear, I can only see about 10 stars.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:35 AM   #1067
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From left to right: James W. Hall, Les Standiford, John Katzenbach and Scott Turow qt the Key West Literary Seminar. A really good discussion between the four about what they do. I loved it.

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:36 AM   #1068
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Where I've been staying the past 12 days. I'll be sad to leave on Monday.

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:51 AM   #1069
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From left to right: James W. Hall, Les Standiford, John Katzenbach and Scott Turow qt the Key West Literary Seminar. A really good discussion between the four about what they do. I loved it.

With all of that creativity in the room, the air must have been electric. How exciting for you! That's a sweet little cabin you've been living in too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:08 PM   #1070
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With all of that creativity in the room, the air must have been electric. How exciting for you! That's a sweet little cabin you've been living in too.
Thanks! It has been unbelievable. Attica Locke, John Sandford, Sara Paretsky, Jonathan Santlofer, Gillian Flynn, John Katzenbach, Jim Hall, Les Standiford, Megan Abbott, Joyce Carol Oates, William Gibson, Stephen L. Carter, Alexander McCall Smith, Carl Hiaasen, Scott Turow and Laura Lippman all spoke in the first seminar. It was amazing.

Starting tonight we will have Elizabeth George, Lisa Unger, Otto Penzler, John Banville, Thomas H. Cook, Sarah Gran, Percival Everett, Alafair Burke, Michael Connelly, Michael Koryta, Tess Gerritsen, Benjamin Black, Lee Child, Lyndsay Faye and William Kent Krueger in attendance. It promises to be just as exciting.

Here's a major geek out moment for me. I'm the goofball in the middle.

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