… much like the snowdrops were not to be taken from my garden during the early hours of February 21st 2008. However, I am absolutely delighted to be able to show a photo of the Lunar Eclipse that was taken here in the UK despite the cloud that covered most of the country.
I will say this probably time and time again, I am quite sure, that by writing this online diary I have come across so many people with particular interests that tie in completely with my own garden. Okay in this case, I am about to give a link to a site that has astronomy images. I can hear the question now and the answer is – Nestboxes!
Regular readers will know that I have a Nestbox with a camera. However, I cannot be sure that I can share with you a successful nesting season from my Nestbox so I have been looking for other sites that I can link to so that you can share in this amazing experience. I have links in my sidebar if you would like to browse there. However, nestboxes + wildlife + the photo above have all connected me to Jamie Cooper– thanks again Jamie for allowing me to publish your photo above.
Links, blogs and websites are infinite on the web. I love writing posts like this. I get comments from all around the world and one regular, Lisa from Indiana in the USA, has also posted with photos of the eclipse from her garden. Oops sorry Lisa, I am yet to comment on your photos - but I will soon. However you are in extremely good company tonight so I am sure you will forgive me!
The "Sky at Night" is a well known television programme here in the UK -perhaps outside too I am not sure. However, Jamie who took the photo above was invited by Sir Patrick Moore to join him for this eclipse – where he took the photo above and a few others. Ah, but the story doesn’t end there! If you go to Jamie’s site and you go to his link about me you will read that Sir Patrick Moore had been an inspiration to Jamie. However, if you scroll further down you may recognise a familiar face.
Rock & Roll + Astronomy + Sanity = Brian May of Queen. Now, I really am not ‘name dropping’ here but Bri says Jamie is his 'good friend' and has the same image on his site as I chose from Jamie too! However, I am absolutely fascinated with how one link on the web can lead to another and then another which you really don’t expect. Okay, perhaps this sounds a bit lame, but there is only one moon above our gardens and we can all watch it - famous or not! I could also get all ‘our planet’ here but I won’t. I will make just one more jump to Wikipedia who I searched for images to support this post.
Sorry, but this post could go on and on with links and I have just found one more for you. I have just discovered a few ‘interesting people’ that Sir Patrick Moore has met – you just must check this out!!
So finally, to end this post, I would like to add one more link back to Jamie who inspired this post tonight and who also has a Nestbox and videos for last year just as I do. Oh yes, and to every other Nestbox in a garden here in the UK or anywhere else in the world - good luck for 2008!
The photo above was not taken by me nor taken in my garden.