Painting by Vincent Van Gogh.
I wanted to tell you about a wonderful night we had on Skye. We live in central Scotland and there is a great deal of light pollution. First I must explain that the house we were staying in was on two levels and we had the upper part of the house which had been make into a flat, all the windows were dormer. One night I had to get up for a drink of water ,I never put lights on during the night so I do have good night vision. As I walked past one of the windows I looked out and above me was a sea of stars all twinkling so brightly it is such a long time since I have seen so many millions of stars. On Skye there is no light pollution at all. It was a truly wonderful sight, there was only the one night like this but it was something that will stay with me for a long long time.
I remember as a child there were many starry starry nights of course that was in the days of gas street lighting so it did not shine up into the sky so much as the big lights we have now. Just imagine going outside with a telescope to see an eclipse with a clear sky like this one. I was totally in awe that night and could hardly drag myself back to bed. Just thought this might be of interest to the more senior of us in j-land that remember dark skies that were black on orange. Remember remember. Till next time, Love,