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One of the coolest things ever

An archeologist got the bright idea to build a Woodhenge on top of a hill at my cousin Johnie's farm about 2 miles from my farm. So a couple weeks back I spent the better part of a night on top of the hill with the heavy dew soaking through my shoes and taking amazing photos of Woodhenge and the Milky Way. Seriously, how cool would it be to have Woodhenge in your backyard? They placed a Solstice Pole to mark the sun shadow on June 21 and the are supposed to have placed the first Equinox pole today. I'm going down tomorrow night before my trip to NC to view the Harvest Moon rising above Woodhenge. There is also the beginnings of an arbor there that will eventually become a 2 story longhouse that you will be able to stand on top of. All in all it looks pretty cool just as is and if you stand in the middle of the arbor and look up, the tops of the poles appear to point directly at the Center of the Galaxy.




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Sep. 22nd, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is beautiful. I love the first photo especially.
Sep. 22nd, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
It's a magical place now. A few months ago it was just a big open hay field.

Sep. 22nd, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
That's beautiful!

And how lucky to live somewhere to see the stars in such number and brightness.
Sep. 22nd, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Almost no light pollution. At least not enough to inhibit the star watching.

Sep. 23rd, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
I love it! And those lights (I assume they're lights) look so much like fire I had to do a triple take.

Now I want one :)
Sep. 23rd, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: woodhenge
Easy enough to build even temporarily. The lights are little tea lights and with a 30 second exposure, they light up each pole as if it was a fire at the bottom of each.

Sep. 23rd, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
if I didn't know better ... they look like upside down incense sticks.

what a cool event.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Kinda yeah. White pine logs. The event is ongoing. Anyone is welcome to come see it. I plan to sleep up on top of the arbor once we get the platform up.

Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Beautiful Mark. We usually always get out the telescope. It'd be wonderful to look through it out there.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
It hurts your neck to keep looking up and seeing all the stars.

Sep. 23rd, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Gorgeous. :)
Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw it. Not like anyone else with a few acres free couldn't build one but so far I don't think anyone else has at least on this scale.

Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Ah, a nice big night sky. Something that's lacking around where I live. Directly above is not too bad, but there's way too much light pollution on the horizons here. The bad part of living between Baltimore and DC.
Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Be glad you don't live in NYC. I'll bet people in Manhattan especially around Times Square hardly ever get to even see Jupiter or Venus much less all these stars.

Sep. 25th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
THAT is made of awesome. And by THAT I mean your photos AND Woodhenge in general.
Sep. 25th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
It was a really good night to photograph and to experience Woodhenge. I'll be up there tomorrow meditating.

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Sep. 27th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
One last time. Life is so unfair.

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