Strawberry Moon

Tonight marks the beginning of summer, and for the first time since 1967, June’s full moon, the Strawberry Moon, coincided with summer solstice. This event hasn’t occurred in the Northern Hemisphere in nearly 70 years!
IMG_6557Instead of settling down to read and write at a reasonable hour this evening, the night drew me out.  It was an evening meant for marveling at the heavens, chilly to the point of needing a fleece, quiet and still, hardly a breeze. The moonlight drowned out all but the brightest of the stars, and clouds like gossamer swept through the sky.
IMG_6593A beautiful evening. The perfect way to ring in the summer.Laura Elizabeth

September sky

What better way to end a Sunday than by marveling at the glories of God’s creation? I could have sat there for hours, just staring at the sky, watching the occasional meteor come flaming into sight, basking in the silver light of a thousand million stars.

He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. ~Psalm 147:4


Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are! ~Job 22:12


Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Dress for action like a man;
    I will question you, and you make it known to me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
    Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
    or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?  ~Job 38:1-7


The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. ~Psalm 19:1

God is good.

Laura Elizabeth