Saturday, February 28, 2009


I love this word, PENUMBRA. We went out for dinner tonight, started for the local restaurant then changed our minds for Italian but there was a line so we ended up at our favorite Chinese place. Wish I had my camera because I really wanted to take a picture of the Lucky Kitty.
Actually, I don't know if that's what it's really called but I do rub it's china belly when I leave the place. It makes me smile.
So, I'm pointing out the moon and Venus to John and explaining that last night if he had seen them they were right next to each other like a beauty mark next to the moon. And, for some reason, I can't even remember why, John says that something is a penumbra.
WHOA.............a what? Then he says, "well it's like the light around the edges of something".

I'm giving you space to take that in. Isn't that just an amazing image?
I'm going to let this whole word and image just perk for a bit. There is something that wants to be created about this............just don't know what it is yet.


  1. Bea, saints and holy people have penumbras!

  2. Isn't that a wonderful word for that glow? It is still perking in my mind with all sorts of possibilities for art work. :)Bea

  3. You outta have a penumbra swap!