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Catch a Falling Star

Dew 1

Dew 1

Put it in your pocket

Never let it fade away!

Dew 2

Dew 2

Early morning sunlight transforms the dew on this leaf into a myriad of tiny stars.

Isn’t Nature wonderful?

 

post script: Catch a Falling Star was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. It was released in 1957 and famously sung by Perry Como.

 

Distant Galaxy

Galaxy

Galaxy

The most distant galaxy  discovered so far is 13.1 billion light-years away from Earth. It’s the fuzzy blue one in the photo. Called EGS-zs8-1 (what’s wrong with a real name, like say  Edmund?) it is one of the earliest (oldest) galaxies to form.

Of course it doesn’t look like this now. It looked like this 13.1 billion years ago, when light from the galaxy started travelling our way.

Galaxy 2

Galaxy 2

These galaxies form part of a chain of galaxies, only visible with the aid of high powered instruments, such as the Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy 3

Galaxy 3

Or do they?

Actually, they are Solar powered fairy lights, photographed during load shedding in Cape Town the other night.

Did I get ya? Did I? Did I? Or are you far too savvy to fall for my little games by now!

And here’s how to make a Galaxy in the poinsettia in your garden.

Galaxy 4

Galaxy 4

The fairy lights are reflected through the window onto the right hand side of the poinsettia outside. The other lights, resembling fairy lights, are the last rays of a setting sun filtering through the foliage.

 

I could have called this post “Things to do for fun during a power cut” but that would have given the game away!