This is an archived posting from my previous website “Chips Antidotal Wanderings” – a personal blog about family, creative moments, and pain management activities in my life. That blog was active from 2004-2011.

We live out on a prairie and get the thrill of seeing so many beautiful sights from our own yard. Here’s just a few from last week. This quiet little corner of our backyard is where we sometimes build a bon fire and chat away the time during the non-snowy months. Many times we play fetch with the pups who really own this backyard. They are kind enough to let us share their space if we promise to throw something… anything to play with!

As Close as the Backyard

From our deck in the backyard we get some really terrific sky scenes. Several nights last week we had a wonderfully full moon to light up the night sky. On nights when the moon isn’t so bright and the sky is pitch black, we see stars go on forever. Living out where there are no lights from the city affords us these twinkling little beauties almost every night. I sure love it when we get to share the MilkyWay constellation too.

There have been many evenings of star gazing when we’ve laid out on the deck and counted the falling stars. Although I don’t know much about the galaxies, I’m a real fan of sky viewing. I don’t think I could ever happily live under city lights again, now that I’ve had the privilege of seeing what artful masterpieces our skies have to offer when we let it shine without human interruption.

Find Peacefulness Around You

Look out your windows or take an evening stroll and see what’s available in your sky gallery tonight!  You might just find something worth adding to your creative journals.  These two photos are in my “Relaxation Book” that I use during in artful visualization therapy sessions.  They produce quiet energy and help me relax the nerves.  Very beneficial!

~Cindy

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