night sky

Winter, the perfect time for stargazing

Have you ever noticed how the winter night sky seems extra dark and clear? The autumn season is rolling toward winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, making this is the best time of year to get out and look up at the stars.

The cold sky seems at its most transparent at the wintertime. The sky appears inky, and the stars shine so bright that you can actually see their colors.

Every star is not just plain, boring white. (more…)

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The waning gibbous moon

Late at night she climbs high into the sky, shining down into my bedroom window. Her light caresses my sleeping form, stirring my dreams into peaceful slumber. (more…)

angel breath – a poem

beautiful, incomprehensible

whispers melt the icy dew

on winter nighttime pasture

harvest of pin-dot stars

© 2014 Echo LaVeaux

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infinity – a poem

the purpling atmosphere

captures moonbeams

as stars begin

their long journey

through infinity in our finiteness

we meditate at once

on the awe of the sky

© 2014 Echo LaVeaux

Photo credit: criticl.me

Too beautiful not to share

Imagine looking up at night and seeing this. Just gorgeous.

Photo credit: scentdelanature on Tumblr

Stargazing for the Soul: How sky-watching can relax your weary mind

Stars and planets fill our night sky, yet many of us never take the time to observe them. Simply looking at the vast expanse of the universe can open up your perception of reality and calm your soul.

How many times have you been outside at night and never took a moment to look up? In a hurry to get to this place or that, or simply to call the cat in for the evening, most of us do not consider the sky at night. We have our attentions focused (more…)

On being Gothic

As long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to dark things.  Dark things are not evil things.  Dark things are deep things, and deep things intrigue me more than those fluffy little things that float lazily on the mainstream.  Mainstream, to me, equals mediocrity.  Mediocre things are death to my spirit.

Darkness inspires me, and I take refuge in all things dark.  At the risk of being labeled, (more…)