I’ve been known to say I miss seeing the Southern Cross. Actually, it’s more a case of what is inferred by seeing the Southern Cross. Yes, I miss the wild, open spaces of southern Africa and all that is to be seen. I must do a lot more star trail photography and what would be better than to do that under the Milky Way as seen from a camp fire somewhere in the Kalahari?
However… it’s not always possible to live our dreams so… with a little imagination and just a touch of Lady Serendipity’s magic I can see the great constellation right here in our Irish garden. Who would’ve thought it possible to see the cross so far north? I bet, soon there’ll be folk claiming to have seen the North Star down south in a Cape Town garden… quite possible I suppose. After all, dandelions are common there as well!