Etoiles du ciel, étoiles de la terre.
Stars of the sky, stars of the earth.
English version above the picture
At the beginning of the night on February 27 there was a large hole in the clouds towards the South and I saw the stars like I had ever seen the, for long .The stars were very shining and together they formed a sparkling geometric pattern of the constellation. A true show! What is exceptional in our area in Northern France very cloudy. In the years 1940’s the sky often was clearer at night. The young child that I was, loved to contemplate the sky at the beginning of the night; This made me aware of the infinity of the Universe and that made me think of God.
I related this to a friend Marsha Bryant because I knew she has a keen interest in the stars and their constellations. She posts from time to time sky maps.
She replied on the first of March with a wonderful quote :
“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .
I was delighted with that quote which said exactly what I felt two nights before.
Two days later I went to the veggie garden to check about it. It was muddy and we cannot work it at this time. So I came back not too much happy when all of sudden in crossing the lawn between the veggie garden and the house I saw a shining show : all of the wild crocuses and snowdrops were in bloom. I had not seen them at first . I was amazed and I ran at home to get my camera and took a photo . At watching this patch of numerous flowers narrowly gathered I saw again the stars of the previous night. I told myself after the stars of the sky I was lucky enough to see the stars of the earth!