When I was younger, growing up in Wisconsin was a fun time. One of our favorite things to do was to go out to the pig house and watch the night sky.
The pig house was simply a small structure where the pigs went for shade. There were holes for windows and a door, but no glass or wood blocking them. When we were tall enough (For me that was a big deal. My father loved to quote the Jetsons dog “rook at da rimp” when picking on me – shortest of all, and still am.), we couldn’t wait to climb up on top of the shack, lay back, and watch the sunset, until the stars come out. It was perfect!
We could see the Northern Lights when they were out. Excellent place to view several fireworks shows at one time. Great for sneaking a peek at wildlife wandering through our fields (we had a river and a pond, so everyone came for drinks).
Well, I just received an email from one of my fav sites: Earthsky.com. This time in their list of articles is one titled: How to see the legendary green flash. Green flash? I have heard of the Green Hornet, and Green Lantern but just who is the Green Flash? Oh, silly me, it’s not a person but an occurrence.
Apparently some places are going to be lucky enough tonight (5/16/16) to see this wondrous thing. I know for a fact that we won’t, as there is nothing but clouds, rain and cool temps for the next 2 to 3 days (boo hoo!). Oh, and then there is the mountains. So, to those of you that are lucky – I hope you will share any photos or videos of this that you might get?!
I love watching the stars at night, clouds passing on a warm summer day, and most anything that has to do with looking up. (Yes, I still find shapes in the stars too! Teaching my grandson how to enjoy them this way.) Think this is an excellent way to view life – looking up.
Do you see the frog?
2 thoughts on “Is Your Sky Like This?”
Love looking up at the sky. Yes, I see the frog in the clouds. We will not see the Green Flash, have clouds and rain here too. I have stumbled around in our large yard at 3:30 or 4:00 a.m. looking at the stars all by myself. I do love the stars on a dark night. Looking Up is great. 🙂
We are right by the highway, so there are solar powered on ramp lights out here, but they do not do so well. We start up the fire pit, then wait till they flicker off – then look up – what a show! Can still find the big and little dippers – yea!!