In recent weeks, my My husband has been composing a lot of music. He is under contract for 3 CD's of original music. It's now time to record drums, and his favorite drummer lives in the foothills of our local mountains. My husband (I'll call him Mozart) wanted to take a CD up to him so Mr. Drummer could familiarize himself with the music. "I'll go with you," I said.
It seems we haven't been on a date in a year. This would be an opportunity to be alone with Mozart. Well I had forgotten how fast he drives. Then I remembered how little he drives! He usually hibernates in his studio, at home. Fortunately we made it in one piece.
After delivering the CD and some small talk (in Mr. Drummers living room) about cymbals and mudslides, we stepped outside. Mr. Drummer's street is very dark and I immediately noticed how beautiful the stars looked. In front of me, was the constellation of Orion, and behind me, the Big Dipper. Now I hardley ever see those two out together...but that's what happens this time of year. Yet, in a while Orion will drift out of the crisp spring sky, and we'll have the Big Dipper as our host for the entire summer.
Recently my dad sent me some pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. I love this picture of the Sombrero Galaxy.
Isn't God amazing?
Have you ever seen some of the photos that the Hubble has taken? After looking at these beautiful pictures, I have often wondered....were those pictures touched up? Is space really that colorful? Click here for some facinating facts. colors
My dad, who is now retired, worked on the Hubble. The company he worked for made all the optics for it. (I just called my dad right now to confirm I had this right.)
"Yes, that's correct."
"Do you want me to write anything else?"
"No, that's okay." (He sounded in a hurry)
"So....what are you doing right now?"
"I'm trying to hoist the giraffe up in the air."
For those of you who remember, my dad's latest project is building an enormous giraffe.
Have a nice day. And don't forget to look up at night!