Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Into Darkness

Into darkness until all the stars ignite.

Star shots from tonight.

Some Australian trees and shrubs produce seeds with wings - including a group of evergreen protea called the lomatia.   

The first people once told a story of how the lomatia's seeds, blown before a tempest, provide a path to the stars, Currendelella.  When your time comes to leave for the stars, do not waste time arguing among yourself about who should lead the journey (which can end in peril in the Magellan Clouds or the Unseen River).  Trust instead in the path made by the seeds when the wind blows.  (C.W. Peck, An Aboriginal Legend, Sydney Mail, 23 January 1929)

September 2014

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