Thursday, February 19, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY –Lights Will Guide You Home (Lake Erie)


Music is never far from my mind or my ears, and this past week the sky has been full of music. First we have another of the Aquarian Age occurrences, with a Jupiter / Mars alignment. Remember the lyrics from the song “Aquarius” from the 60s musical, Hair?

When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

Low over the horizon in the early morning, the conjunction of Jupiter and Mars (and little Mercury, too) was fading just as the sun was rising. Then at the end of the day, Venus followed the trail they blazed, lighting the evening sky (click to enlarge). It reminded me of how our ancestors used to depend on the stars for their directions at night, for knowing where and when to go, and for knowing how to get back safely as well. The title of this post is a line from the song, “Fix You” by Coldplay – Lights will guide you home.








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31 comments:

bobbie said...

This is such a beautiful picture, Deborah. And a lovely explanation as well.

Kallen305 said...

What a stunning photo Deborah. I love how you can see the stars as well as the beginning of the sun coming up!

Quiet Paths said...

So peaceful and serene; what magnificent colors your horizon gives you.

Sylvia K said...

Really breathtaking, Deborah! I always loved the song as well. And the words do fit the picture! Incredible colors!
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend!

Squirrel said...

When are you coming to Nyack to see our sky and water? this spring??? If you take a train I can pick you up check into it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

It's just amazing Deb that there is just so much beauty EVERYWHERE... WOW!!! What a great picture. Love you explanation also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lin said...

we all need a star/s to guide us home

Guy D said...

Lovely colors, this shot is perfect for skywatch friday.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Tee hee. Now I have music in my head. ;-)

Beautiful sky, Deborah. My Sky Watch photo is at
East Gwillimbury Wow

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Stunning!

Ida said...

Lovely. :)
Beautiful colors.

Dewdrop said...

So soft... a twilight sky... wow. I love the layering and the absolutely wonderful depth. Awesome!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Just a quick note Deborah: You'll see the "green flash" but it won't appear until after th :30 second mark. Go back and watch -- I guarantee you won't miss it!

Kathiesbirds said...

Deborah, I love this post, the photo and the thoughts behind it!

Champ Townboy said...

What a gorgeous shot!!

BTW, my friend G. Crappy says you are the absolute funniest person ever!!

Rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful photo!

Tootie said...

A striking color combination!

Cloudia said...

A poem in color! Music indeed!
Aloha-

Naturegirl said...

Deborah I love the songs your sky sing! A beauy for sure! :) Anna

mom/caryn said...

"The sky is full of music" Now, there's a line worth plagerizing if I ever read one.

Lovely shot... lovely thoughts.

I was a major fan of "Hair". As a shy little Mormon girl with absolutely NO worldly knowledge... it was quite shocking for my kith and kin that I was so enamoured with it. My mother was mortified when I went to see it...well, the first time she was mortified. The second time she was visably upset, the third time she was resigned, but still disappointed in my decision. The whole experience is all so funny now that I look back at it.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shot!
I thought it was so cool when that song came out. My friends were so jealous because I was an Aquarian!

Indrani said...

Stunning shot!
You capture some very beautiful moments!

hitch writer said...

That is a stunning shot, yea that adjective has already been used a couple of times but that is exactly what i want to say !

magiceye said...

wow! so soothing.....

Ruth said...

I admire the night skies but can identify little more that the moon and the Big Dipper. Your picture is beautiful!! Thanks for you comment on my post. I never heard the term "pileus" before (makes a lot of sense). You are very knowledgable indeed.

Carol said...

Beautiful photo! wonderful color...I do remember the song...I went to Lake Erie last week and posted a few shots...

Beth P. said...

Dear Deborah--
This is a stunning photo!! And I loved the post, too. Last weekend around our fire circle, amidst some howling at the moon, we broke into 'age of aquarius'...it was fun to revive the words and the emotions that song carries!

Thanks for this--
You are a lovie--

Beth P. said...

Oh!
And the photo would do well for this coming week's OSI prompt, too--'twilight'!!

I loved the link to the heart on your sidebar--made me laugh outloud. I put the site on my facebook page...

Wren said...

Lovely. One perfect star (or planet) to wish upon.

vincibene said...

Wonderful colors!

Lindab said...

Beautiful photo and text. I've enjoyed visiting your blog.