I’ve always admired ladies who changed around vignettes in
their homes to reflect the season or holiday… or just felt like changing up the
view! Until recently my things were so
cluttered it just wasn’t worth the effort for me to even try to ‘fluff my
An unexpected benefit of my decluttering is finding all the
pretty things I had for decorating.And
because of the decluttering I now have a place to store my home staging
After going thru and shelving my books in different areas of
my studio, I had this metal shelf left empty.I’ve been happily loading it up with various items that I can use to
make vignettes throughout my home.
I’m still finding and adding to it, so it will soon be due a
bit of neatening.But for now, it is
working out just fine!
Did you know that today is “National Look Up At The Sky Day”? And if you aren’t under clouds, it is a fantastic
night to be looking up! (Unfortunately,
I think an interesting celestial event is a cloud magnet for this area. We are predicted to have 36* temps and ice
pellets for tonight. Grrrrrrrrr!!!)
But if you are blessed with a clear sky, here’s what you
A perfect total eclipse of the moon.Everything is lined up just so to give one of
the darkest eclipse in recent history… and the chance of a stunning ‘blood moon’.Have your cameras ready!
In central time zone, the show starts around 11:50pm
tonight.However, it gets exciting after
midnight… at 12:57am CDT to be exact.That is when the moon slides into the deepest shadows and that is when
it can turn beautiful colors.
At 2:06am CDT, the moon will move into TOTAL darkness.This time is a long phase eclipse and it will
be dark for an hour and a half.End of
totality is at 3:25am when it will pop out with a bright white sliver.And at 4:33am the show is over.
But there is still more to see tonight!
During the eclipse the bright star you see near the moon is
Spica.To the right (west) is bright
Mars.It is at its closest in
years.If you have a small telescope you
can probably see the polar caps!To the
left is yellow Saturn.
And we’re not done yet!
Tonight is also the peak for the April Fireballs!They are big and beautiful, with long
tails.Some can explode in the air and
some have even come on in as meteorites!!But time to observe is after midnight… while you are watching the
And finally…though you won’t be able to see it… is a near Earth
flyby of Asteroid 2011 GW9!
I really, really hope the sky opens up for me tonight!!!!
I haven’t done much in the way of thrifting lately. Between spring cleaning, not knowing what all
is in the shed, and general miserable weather I just haven’t been
interested. But lately I’ve been doing a
bit of picking for things I can use.
Like this tripod.
There have been several times I’ve needed something like this and I
wasn’t about to use my telescope’s tripod!
I found this at Goodwill for $4.
It was a surprise to find it because my local Goodwill store
is really a bit of a dump. This is the
kind of stuff that is usually for sale there…
Someone has lost some of their faith…but you can have what’s
left for $2.99…
A ventilated coat for $7.99.
The whole coat was shot thru with holes!
Hope the bugs that made them were not still in it.
But can you believe they are actually trying to sell this
garbage? And shame on the person who
donated it rather than trashing it!
Once yard sale season gets rolling there will be better