8 August 2012

Earth - The Final Frontier

It's been a busy few days. I've been formatting Beneath The Shining Mountains for Createspace, which of course means tweaking the text (again), and looking for elements to use in its new cover; there's the w-i-progress to add to (far too slowly for my liking) and, of course, the day job to negotiate.

But tonight I stepped outside, glass of wine in hand, and was the first in the family to spot the International Space Station as it followed its line across the sky. Could hardly miss it really; it was the brightest thing there, often to be seen despite the cloud.

So what brought this on?  http://vimeo.com/45878034 is what. Note: if you have a laptop like mine, first time around you'll need to give it time to load. It is HD after all. Then sit back and enjoy an awesome four minutes. And add the sound. It's beautifully restful.

Oh yes, and I also saw a satellite, and recognised The Plough. I could get hooked on this, y'know. The w-i-progress is in danger of falling behind during these balmy, cloudless evenings. Tomorrow I think I'll organise a lounger and a pair of binoculars. And perhaps dream of seeing Earth the way the astronaunts can.

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