Out There

How amazing is this?

Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold. Despite the incredible quality of this image, taken from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 4535 has a hazy, somewhat ghostly, appearance when viewed from a smaller telescope. This led amateur astronomer Leland S. Copeland to nickname NGC 4535 the “Lost Galaxy” in the 1950s. The bright colours in this image aren’t just beautiful to look at, as they actually tell us about the population of stars within this barred spiral galaxy. The bright blue-ish colours, seen nestled amongst NGC 4535’s long, spiral arms, indicate the presence of a greater number of younger and hotter stars. In contrast, the yellower tones of this galaxy’s bulge suggest that this central area is home to stars which are older and cooler.  This galaxy was studied as part of the PHANGS survey, which aims to clarify many of the links between cold gas clouds, star formation, and the overall shape and other properties of galaxies. On 11 January 2021 the first release of the PHANGS-HST Collection was made publicly available.

Let’s See What We Have Here

Since we have been in lockdown, I haven’t been going out and filling that creative well I visit before I write.

So I have taken to looking at artwork and as I do I listen to music and it actually works. I am inspired!

I would like to share these two works and the music that fired me up.

I will leave it to your imaginations to decide how such two different expressions and two totally different mediums lit my brain up like the an epic fireworks show on the 4th of July:

Artist, Jane Patterson

Great Temple of Ramses II. First room with eight statues of Ramses II as the god Osiris. Abu Simbel.

This was the music video I had running-


I know, it’s all random but I think that’s what works for me.

anita marie

Dog Days

I thought I’d post some dog comics, because dogs are PAWESOME and who doesn’t want to  see posts about dogs?
Well. Maybe cats.

Anyway I could use a laugh or two today.

Just for fun I’ve also posted the theme song to one of my favorite childhood cartoons called ” Underdog”


 I did have fun doing ‘research’ for this post.