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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Where you can see stars--10 days 'til Christmas

#Where you can see stars," today's 5 x 7 #watercolor card
Urban life and electricity dims the power and wonder of stars.
Time was when you could look up and see the Milky Way. Now, only with binoculars or a telescope.
Unless you get out of the city, into rural areas.
Then, the farther your get from "light pollution," the more you can see.
The Milky Way and  billions of stars can actually light up the countryside.
In this season, we need stars to rid ourselves of the pollution of everyday life that blinds us to the wonder of creation. Where we can see the stars. 

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