Last night dinner preparations were delayed while we stood ( suitably wrapped up ) in the garden with a glass of champagne watching Jupiter and Saturn shining low in the western sky. They sparkle like diamonds. As an encore the northern lights also make an appearance. An unusual occurrence this far south. It seems they're showing up thanks to a particularly fierce solar storm.
This morning Sophie leads me onto the beach. She quickly turns to make sure I'm following on close behind . All PONettes know that bravery is easier when it's shared.
Down by the waters edge there's a Chow. The look of this exotic dog elicits surprise - the noise it makes even more so. The family diva is rooted to the spot in wonder. After that Sophie's attention is captured by a young man from the marine laboratory who is taking samples and measuring sand pollutants. Sophie is greatly interested in what he's doing although it must be said he is less than enthusiastic about having a shaggy canine helper. She is 'encouraged' along.
Then it's time to head off for a coffee , a bowl of water and a chocolate free Jaffa Cake. Sophie's tail does it sixty beats a minute routine. She seems to be of the opinion that life is good and that she's making new friends. It's lucky she didn't catch what the young marine biologist said about her .
It's most disappointing that cloud in Aberdeen these past two nights has obscured what looks like it was a magnificent Northern lights spectacle further west, and south.
But is there really such a thing as a chocolate-free Jaffa cake??
WFT - A chocolate free Jaffa Cake is one where the chocolate and biscuit have been carefully prised apart by the PONettes companion. Easier done when it's sub zero and the chocolate is brittle, not quite as easy when it's cloudy and warm - like this morning.
... fairly certain it was Jupiter and VENUS you were watching (as I had managed the night before). No aurora for me though; blanket cloud as per... YAM xx
YM - You're quite right it was Venus ... and what a sight it was ( and will be for the next week or so ).
Goodness - at last, a chocolate free Jaffa cake - never mind the intricacies of de-chocolating! What a high standard you've set yourself Angus. As the weather warms up, you'll have to ask for them to be put in the fridge.
Too much cloud and too far south to enjoy watching the Planets passing over. One thing I'd love to see is a full show of the Northern lights - I've only ever seen a passing glimpse in Northern Norway. They can be very elusive.
Foxes Afloat did a video on the northern lights,https://youtu.be/SATseffcxo8
I think they are farther north than you are, very spectacular.
I was in Florida and watched this beautiful sky dance with the moon, Jupiter and Saturn for a few days, standing in my friend's driveway with a glass of Prosecco to enjoy the moment. Now back in Ohio where the gray skies are more common this time of year. Blessed to have witnessed this celestial show.
You'd think a young marine biologist would be more welcoming of 'all' living things near the ocean.
How enjoyable to be able to watch the Northern lights in one's own backyard. My sister and I are going to try to catch the show at her cottage this year, (late October.)
Fortunate Angus and Font to see Venus and Jupiter, though your morning skies appear cloudy. This week has held too much rain (and snow) for a glimpse on the coast of Northern California. We're hoping for a predicted clearing for tomorrow evening's conjunction. May Sophie's day continue as happily as it began.
Too much clouds, snow and freezing rain in TO as well for us to enjoy the celestial wonders. I am glad I got my fill in Northern BC some years back.
Jay de-chocolated Jaffa cakes be forthcoming and plentiful!
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