My oldest pup needed to get up about 04:15 this morning to go out. So I got up, staggered to the the door, and took her out. Just barely got my eyes open so they were fully dilated and the stars were just so bright that it almost knocked me off my feet. Since I never turned a light on it was really dark and to make it even better, Sirus, the brightest star in the sky as we see them from Earth, was directly over head with Orion just a little to the East. There was no moon and at that time in the morning, no man made light was seen. As long as I have lived here I have never seen stars that bright before. The sky must have been so clear it seemed transparent. I was tempted to get out one of my telescopes but knew it would be getting light real soon so went back to bed and actually slept in this morning.
Because of all the trees and my home, I was only able to see a small portion of the sky from the steps off the porch to the dogs' yard. Since all I had on was my slippers and my under pants, I didn't go walking around all over the place to get other views of the sky. The small patch of sky that I could see held most of the brightest stars in the sky and some of the most popular objects, like Orion and Cassiopeia and the top brightest stars. It was a preview of the winter sky. The thing that made it so special was the clarity of the sky, and of course my fully dilated eyes. It was a very pleasant memory to take back to bed with me. Sometimes when we need an uplift to our spirits, God gives us something pleasant to uplift our spirits. He sure did that for me last night. Now, you all have a wonderful day and keep looking upwards, you hear?