Here I am again waiting for our skies to clear out. Our spring temperatures have arrived along with Venus low in our western skies, Mars high in the southeast, Saturn low in the southeast along with a new Lunar cycle with a waxing Moon all during early evening hours. Lots to see and share along with Orion wonders and star clusters scattered about the sky like so many islands across the oceans. But I and they will have to wait a little longer. Mr.Drive - by aka "Great One" so honored recently by the Buffalo Astronomical Association mentioned something about APPP - Astronomy Photon Phood Passion. I think you would agree that this is one unique astronomy blog. I will be posting my outreach activities when I am able to do them but in the mean time I want to have some fun. Mr.Drive -by is right, good food and good astronomy are things that fill my life with joy. I like eating well, I like looking up well into the heavenly vault...........
Something to eat with passion: Almond Anise Biscotti. Oh the power to please is in these twice baked cookies with a decided crunch, nutty and old world flavor in every bite. I had so much fun putting these together and enjoyed watching the way the they disappeared over the course of two days. No guilt at all enjoying them, they are lean with egg whites and low amounts of fat. Cindy enjoyed hers with a White Bloosom Tea & SUG with Earl Grey! Here's the before and after treats!
Something astronomical with passion: Looking beyond the eyepiece is an important part of my hobby. I like my sky to be personal, meaningful and one way to do this is to learn some names - star names! We grow in relationship with others with the introduction of names, and personal history hence the starry sky becomes more personal as I dig into this sphere of inquiry. And how meaningful it is. This book is in my opinion is the definitive work on the subject. Not a fast read, no this is to be pondered and read over the course of years. An exhaustive history it is and totally fascinating. No way can I remember all the names, but it is fun to rediscover them over and over again!
Like the delicate biscotti flavors which intensify as they sit in a container your taste for astronomical lore and history will grow as you pursue it. I never thought that this subject would intrigue me, but it has enriched my life. This journey is to be enjoyed all comfy in your favorite chair with a hot something in your cup with a biscotti nearby.
SLURP, CRUNCH & FASCINATION a complete package!