Happy Hogmanay and Happy New Year!This is the last thread of 2021! Time flies...
My dear friends, I wish you all happiness, health, safety, and serenity in 2022. May it be a better year for us and the world.
PHOTO: The 2021 Comet Leonard, near in the sky to the awe-inspiring star cluster Messier 3. The comet will reach its closest point to our Sun on January 3, 2022 at the end of its 40,000-year journey to the inner Solar System. It'll be ejected into interstellar space, never to return.Photo labeled “Public domain” (copyright free) Horizon Productions SFL
Diane: Thank you for starting us off - yet another year and yes, let's hope it will be a good/better year.
But oh my, now I have to go look at the trajectory of Comet Leonard..... I was up - briefly - this morning to watch the Webb Telescope head out into space. I can't believe what they're expecting (hoping?) to see assuming it achieves full functionality.
EDIT: Here's more on Comet Leonard from NASA: www.nasa.gov/.../views-of-comet-leonard-from-two-sun-watching-spacecraft
In reply to Annette in SoCal:
DIANE – Thank you for all your good wishes. I hope it s not too freezy where you are. Now about that comet – could Leonard please collect all those nasty covids and take them off never to return!
This arvo Dau#2, OH, g-dau dropped in to collect their loot (envelopes). And we have more chocs!!! Plus some interesting mini meals. Tonight’s has sweet potato as one ingredient; I shall not tell OH otherwise he won’t try it.
Our state’s covid numbers are rising daily, so much that restrictions will be re-imposed from midnight, thus spoiling people’s NYE plans. More cries of woe from hospitality venues.
Just a thought
I wish we could put some of our Christmas spirit in jars and open one up every month.
Good Morning and Thank You to Diane for starting us off for the last time this year. Interesting about the Comet.
I am lazing in bed but will have to shift: not packed a thing yet for us to go away tomorrow, nor wrapped up Amber's books. Also have some emails to reply to.
AQ - Glad you got more chocs to enjoy. My OH thought he didn't like sweet potato until I cooked some fries made of it.
Annette in SoCal said:I was up - briefly - this morning to watch the Webb Telescope head out into space.
As was I, but at my friend's home. It was truly momentous, and I cannot wait to see how it goes in the next month and what they eventually see in a half year! Amazing effort by such a huge team of people. Of course, it has taken a very long time to reach just that point. The human spirit makes all things possible.
Happy Boxing Day to all!
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