There is a new meteor shower for the evening of May 23rd coming from a group of stars named after the giraffe; the ancient name was the camelopardis constellation – this of course uses lots of imagination as the stars are very faint. But a giraffe dancing with shooting stars is a good image and fascinating especially that this appearance is very rare. As I couldn’t stay up to see it, I watched my own giraffe. Meteors can appear any time and anywhere and you also need a clear night, but my giraffe – my personal camel leopard – with his long neck and spotted body sitting on my desk makes me always think of clear skies, always.
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Why is the full May Moon called the Flower Moon? I think it was called this by the Native Americans to reflect the flowering of nature now happening all around us. Wednesday night it was so full I was reminded that it is also called Mother’s Moon, the fertility moon. With the temperatures getting warmer, and the gardens ready to be planted and now, to finally get out in the garden in the evenings… enjoying the flower moon of happiness.
On Saturday 10th May opened
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at Galleria Carla Sozzani.
Everyone falls in love with Rome. Lord Byron, the most eccentric and romantic English poet said, “When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; and when Rome falls – the World”. There is no argument. Rome is the most beautiful city in the world. The view from my room at the Hassler hotel on Monday evening with the first quarter of the rising moon is a moment in the history of my memories.