Halleluliah

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Thanks Giving is a very particular celebration to which this side of the Pond seems immune. The Third Thursday of November is a vortex drawing in kith, kin and kindreds: closeness for closeness’ sake.

This secular gemütlichkeit has often been said to be a more important day on the US calendar than Christmas – one wonders if it pertains to sacred days of other religions: for the sake of the point we treat them akin.

And the point here is that celebrations are to be [yerp, you’ve guessed it] … celebrated as objects of wonder and cheer.

To which end, we join in on this Hurrah to Life, the solar system and everything.

Mercury ii

Mercury

Venus

Venus

Mars

Mars – note no Earth in this sequence. It’s in the naughty orbit currently,  undeserving of a look in amid these infinitely peaceful images.

Jupiter

Jupiter

Saturn ii

Saturn

Neptune

Neptune

 

Uranus

Uranus

Pluto

Pluto

All pictures come from NASA by virtue of spaceships, telescopes and the ambition to see beyond the beyond.

  • by the by, who knew there to be almost four blue planets?
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