Just underneath the moon, I saw this. Brilliant red and shimmering. I wish my camera could have captured the shimmery shine.
Of course it is Mars! Closer now than it has been in decades. The
ancient Romans named Mars after their god of war because of its red, blood-like
hue. The Chinese called it "the fire star".
I will politely pause while you laugh at these pathetic pictures! I later learned that even people with huge telescopes cannot see any detail on Mars now. This is because the planet is in the midst of a huge dust storm. So all anyone can see is red dust. But it was fun trying!
“They will go to war against the Lamb but the Lamb will defeat them, proof
that he is Lord over all lords, King over all kings, and those with him will be
the called, chosen, and faithful.”
Look who I spotted looking for food on the shore of a pond. A Spotted Sandpiper! We do not get Sandpipers often, because we are not anywhere near a beach. I watched him in the golden evening light being very stealthy. What a treat!
“Your thoughts—how rare, how
beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them! I couldn’t even begin to count
them— any more than I could count the sand of the sea.”