Friday, September 17, 2010

Star Light

Watched a program last night on TV - a rare thing for me who doesn't watch much TV at all. It was about the sun and very interesting. Of course, all the fantantic facts and figures have been instantly lost by my pathetically small brain but two things remain. One were the images of the aurora borealis in Norway - how I would love to see that. They were there on a clear night in March when the solar winds are at their strongest and it was still only 80% chance. Lucky them. It looked fantastic - like a shimmering curtain between us and another world. They even had photos of the same phenomenon on Mars and other planets. WOW!! The other thing that struck me was when the commentator said - we exist because of star light. Plants grow in star light. Because of course, our sun is a star. I quite like the idea that we thrive in star light.

4 comments:

Arlene said...

very cool. I love the concept that plants eat starlight, and yep, I'm gonna use that somewhere, somehow, must likely in book four. Thanks!

lylelogan said...

Hi, this is Lyle. I'm experimenting on your blog to see if I can comment as someone other than God. thanks

Arlene said...

snicker. now I forgot how I did that. I think I clicked on open id and pasted the link to Lyle's blog that's not more than a title in. Yippee. Thanks, Barb.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thank you for commenting Lyle!!!! Looking forward to reading about your exploits.