Drops of Jupiter

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair,
She acts like summer and walks like rain.
Reminds me that there’s a time to change.  — Train

In this morning twilight view from the island of Djerba, Tunisia, the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter, and Venus is also just below the pair. (Photographer Babak Tafreshi)

Planet Jupiter


Check out the blue ocean-like design within the middle stripe on planet Jupiter. Tonight, Jupiter shines high in the southeast as the stars come out, and it will be the brightest point of light on that side of the sky. It will pass highest in the south around 10 p.m. daylight-saving time.

The feng shui of crystals

Bring some crystals into your home, such as rose quartz, which emanates specific frequencies that promote heart healing; or citrine, which attracts wealth and abundance. Always cleanse your crystals when you first place them in your home (submerge in water with or without salt) as this resets their vibration to be receptive to the new home and new owner. Always place your crystals in good energy areas such as your main entry table and living room.

A capitol idea

In honor of all the souls lost on 9/11, this picture of the Capitol and the reflection of the sky in its windows was taken on a perfect day spent with my nephew in the summer of 2010.

Neptune Statue at the Library of Congress in D.C.

“Native American Crouching” statue at the Christopher Columbus Monument in D.C.

Lincoln Memorial at dusk

Plane on its decent into D.C. Reagan National Airport at sunset