The Last Frozé of Summer

Open all three of your eyes. Face south between 8.30pm and 9pm on a clear night this weekend. You’ll see a celestial triangle of three bright stars – Lyra, Cygnus and Aquila – also known as The Summer Triangle. starry starry night   As the end of summer approaches, this trio culminate and reach their…

Fizzy Flip for Luonnotar the Water Mother

Today is the feast day of Luonnotar or Ilmatar the Finnish creator-goddess, who inspired the tone-poem by Sibelius.  According to Finnish legend, in the beginning, there was only the Goddess Luonnotar. Tone poem  There was no world then, only the chaos of the Dream Time. She was becoming bored of being alone in the void…