Monday, January 3, 2011

Canis Major

Out past the city limits there is very little "light pollution"and it is much easier to view the night sky. Canis Major the greater dog and Canis minor can be seen at Orion's heels. These two constellations are known as Orion's Hunting dogs pursuing the Lepus the hare.
~Old Dog~
Canis Major
The great Overdog
That heavenly beast
with a star in one eye
gives a leap in the east

He dances upright
All the way to the west
And never once drops
On his forefeet to rest.

I'm a poor underdog,
But tonight I will bark.
with the great Overdog
that romps through the dark.
~ Robert Frost~


  1. very nice post. did not know that! love the poem. it appears you are making the best of both early mornings and evenings and it beautiful at all times.

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  3. I love the poems of Robert Frost and your picture is beautiful. Have a great day!

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