Author Archives: phoenixpics

Wired

  They come here in their thousands every year, Desperate to hear birds singing and water slapping on the stones Instead of the noises that drive them to despair back home: The rumbling of cars, horns blaring as their drivers’ … Continue reading

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MERry Christmas

  MERry Christmas   Christmas Day… dawn… and high on Endeavour’s ancient rim Opportunity slowly wakes, yawning, blinking As the cold Sun climbs up from behind the faraway hills, Rising into a smoky blue sky. All through Christmas Eve night … Continue reading

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FELICITTE

FELICITTE   As the YouTube vid begins she looks like any other cat: Huge, blinking eyes; a natty tuxedo of black and white fur; Twitching whiskers and cute button nose. The nice man in the white coat keeps stroking her, … Continue reading

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OUMUAMUA

OUMUAMUA   It came from outer space. Not from our own solar system’s sleepy suburbs, Oh no. No weary commuter from the Kuiper Belt, this; No wide-eyed tourist on vacation from the Oort. Its home was somewhere… (cue Sagan stare)…Out … Continue reading

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Kielder Starcamp October 2017

KIELDER STARCAMP OCTOBER 2017   Who would have thought the sky Could hold so much water?   Day after day of it, night after night; Hawaiian waves of rain slashing across The campsite, leaving star-starved stargazers Cowering in their caravans … Continue reading

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CASSINI’S TWILIGHT

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JUNO Above The Great Red Spot

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