Serpens the snake – the only constellation in two separated parts, head on the right or west, tail on the east – wriggles Continue reading “Snakes in the sky and in cages”
The Moon touched the Sun:
I often, beside the sea, used to gaze out at curtains of rain under clouds, like a skate under a foot.
Tsar Peter was uncommonly tall, but I didn’t know he was this much taller than me.
Why does Valentine’s Day come around in the glumly frigid pit of the year? Continue reading “Valentine’s Eve”
And Hanukkah and Seculus and whatever else you may celebrate toward the end of the year, and a prosperous year to come.
I think this is a festal sight.
We stayed this time in the district we call Miracoli, Continue reading “Two more Venice scenes – kick, and Sarpi”
A couple of geometric details about the Queen’s House
Commenting on “It Makes Me Smart,” Joan asked “what the picture is of and how does it illustrate ambiguity?”