i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
2:39 AM: globular vivific
i just got back from the studio and when i stepped off the porch, orion was setting in the southwest. it was bright & cold & crisp and sirius was simply brilliant in the darkness. earlier this evening we had a fair amount of cloud cover, though: venus & mars were barely visible and the moon was large and soft as she rose, developing a huge moondog as the evening grew colder. leo is now visible and i can see saturn in cancer. i love the winter stars. i just wish it was warm enough to watch them!