Greetings to all folks near and far.
As spring becomes more settled here in the desert of northern Nevada, the night sky is so clear and beautiful. On nights of a full moon, the desert sage and other wild brush show up glowing in the moonlight. On nights when Grandmother Moon is being a little shy, then the stars show up brilliantly. My favorite constellation is Orion -- mainly because that is the only one I see from my patio at night, and it is so well defined.
I love nights in the desert. To hear coyotes in the distance and to enjoy the desert silence when the coyotes are quiet is just so peaceful.
Here is my latest article from the Folklore and Mythology site at BellaOnline.com.
Orion - Tewa Star Lore Of Long Sash
Orion shines so brightly on nights when the moon is not too bright as he journeys from the east. As I watch Orion I think about the people of the pueblos. The Tewa call this constellation "Long Sash".
If you are a star gazer, I think you will enjoy the legends of Orion.
Till next time, may you walk in peace and harmony.
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