"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Friday, July 01, 2011


First in a brand new saros cycle today, the eclipse was near Antarctica, and over the next 18 years-plus will wend it's way up to the Arctic.

Astronomers Studying an Eclipse painted by Antoine Caron in 1571

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