Twinkling lace blanket
After traveling 20+ hrs. with the other four sisters of the “Twisted Sisters Retreat” to Sedona, AZ, we finally located our “home” for the week and were ready to unpack the “truck” and get settled. We were excited but very weary. One of the first gifts I noticed, after we unfolded from the vehicle, were the glorious stars. There were millions or perhaps gazillions of them – twinkling! They were every where! As if it was a welcoming gesture, the heavens rolled out the carpet for us to marvel.
Now for those who vividly view these treasures each night, please keep in mind to what I am accustom: I grew up in Houma, Louisiana, which is 12 feet above sea level. Near my current residence in Central Texas, I am 427 feet above sea level. Sedona, Arizona is 4500 feet above sea level … only a slight difference :D. No wonder I felt I could almost touch them!! 😉
Sedona has a lights-out ordinance. There are no street lights and outside lights in neighborhoods must be out by 10 pm. This allows clearer star indulgence.
Most nights in the still of the night, I sat on the balcony with a cup of hot coffee or tea, and marveled at the priceless jewels of the dark indigo vault of heaven. Although a few were spotted by one of my retreat “sisters”, I still missed the elusive falling stars ! At home in TX, Ray spots them readily; either my eyes are not quick enough or I am enjoying the view somewhere else. 🙂
© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011