Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer’s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land.
Thanks Don McLean for those great lyrics. We had friends visiting from Sydney Australia recently and they were blown away with our night sky.
We are so blessed with our sunsets we forget about our night skies – something we tend to take for granted. With no light pollution it is a great opportunity to view the milky way and starry skies in all her glory.
Chris from Anderscape Photography even managed to capture a shooting star. While here Chris was trying to talk Stephen into getting into astronomy photography – he was green with envy that we have this right here.
For most of these photos Chris had the camera upstairs and set on automatic – so we could continue downstairs with our socializing – very important part of having friends to visit don’t you think!
It was amazing to see through these photos how the night sky moves – the milky way starting out straight up above us and finishing out over the Tasman Sea. I love this shot as you can just see the lights from a fishing boat out on the horizon – how lucky are they to have this sky every night……. no wait……. how lucky are we!
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. Breakers is rated #1 on Tripadvisor for properties in the area. Chris from Anderscape Photography in Sydney, Australia was kind enough to share these photos with us.