"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Monday, December 12, 2011

One small step for man

You know how you'd like to sleep in on a Saturday but your brain is stuck on a self timer of school schedule?


Newel and I dutifully opened our eyes at 5:30 a.m and though I yearned to go back to sleep, he had the insight to yank kids from their beds and haul us all up the hill to watch a lunar eclipse.







And half an hour later, when their sleepy brains caught up with their bodies, we all agreed it was one of the coolest things we'd ever remember — even the teenagers.


We're easily entertained.


And though some of us may never have fully grasped the science behind a lunar eclipse, we did determine a few things.


1)  The moon is not made of cheese.


2)  The earth does in fact revolve around the sun.


3)  The world is not flat.


4)  And, We are on planet earth.


Thanks, Galileo, for not allowing me to sleep through moments I'd forever miss. 

5 comments:

  1. Those pictures are gorgeous!!

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  2. Wow...what i wouldn't give to see a lunar eclipse over those mountains!!
    beautiful!
    have a happy day

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