Solstice, Candle and Mince Pies

21 Dec

Sadly, we cannot see the planetary conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter as we have been beaten by the mizzle as so many full astronomical events are in Cornwall.  Nevertheless, I send Solstice Greetings to you all and a picture of the conjunction sent to me by my sister in Hawaii where the volcano, Kilauea, also woke up today. How auspicious!

Halemaʻumaʻu happening tonight! by Mary Strong

Our Advent Candle is nearly done…….

I baked Mince pies this afternoon.

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10 responses to “Solstice, Candle and Mince Pies

  1. commonprose

    December 26, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Here in Arizona, we stepped out our garage door, looked up in the clear cold sky, and immediately saw Saturn and Jupiter hanging out together. Silly me. Didn’t even occur to me to take a picture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 26, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      I am soooo envious! Did you see the rings and everything? What a treat!

      • commonprose

        December 26, 2020 at 7:01 pm

        No, the only instrument we had for seeing the planets was a pair of binoculars more fit for birdwatching than skywatching. It’s interesting, though, that the photos I’ve seen posted on the Internet look just like what we saw from our back yard.

  2. Shelagh Smith

    December 22, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    I made 3doz mince pies this morning. I have a set of pastry cutters & a special pan from home. I love your lids! No Christmas Star here either, cloudy every night.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

      That’s a lot of Mince Pies! The pretty lids mean just a bit less pastry and more filling! 🙂 Saw the star last night, for a few moments between clouds. 🙂

  3. john zande

    December 21, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    We’ve been thwarted, too!

  4. ladysighs

    December 21, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    One would think the earth would be more respectful during this season and not interrupt by erupting. But nature waits on no man and does its own thing. Hope you sister is safe.

  5. Heyjude

    December 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Wow! The first photo is amazing. Apparently we should have clear skies on Christmas Eve so look out for the planets then. Be good to know which direction to look in!

  6. Diane

    December 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Jean (sutton from choir) and myself saw it live from S A while watching Wild Earth Live Safari..


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