Carter Observatory, Botanic Gardens, Wellington NZ
Astronomical observatories are fascinating vantage points to far flung stars, planets and space matter.
Where the unknown is made known, the distant made near.
There is an element of magic in that, albeit with a telescope instead of a wand.
Well, that’s my observation anyway…
But I will leave the last word to someone who really understood how to make the magic occur, Galileo Galilei :
” I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night “.
There aren’t too many straight lines in nature (or in life for that matter).
Here, branches deviate and twist; leaves are splayed like stars.
All angles and curves every which way – sprawling ,kinetic and chaotic.
And that is exactly how it should be…
“Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”
This is not a real cowboy .
Sorry to disappoint ( but I have a feeling you may have guessed it anyway).
He is however my genuinely 21 year old today son ,pictured recently before a fancy dress party.
Congratulations! Go lasso some stars kiddo…