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December 22, 2015 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Glowing recommendations

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Leaving the light on for you. ©

Glow to go.

Welcome Winter.

Merry Christmas.

Revel in the revels.

See you next week.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

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Wrapping things up with style: no paper cuts, no wailing about running out of tape, and instantly recycled.©

National Geographic: “This week’s night sky: Winter Solstice and a Christmas Moon.”

“Celebrate the shortest (or longest) day of the year and the holiday season’s best celestial events.” 

  • Mars and Spica, the brightest star in the Virgo constellation on Dec 22.
  • Ursid Meteor Shower Dec. 22
  • Moon hides Aldebaran. Dec 23 (Especially good in northern Asia and Europe)
  • Last Christmas Full Moon until 2034 (previous was 1977) Best at 6:11 a.m. ET, Dec 25.
  • And a special escort by the Moon on Sunday (Dec 27) to two beautiful winter star clusters in the constellation of Cancer, the crab.
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As the house light go down, the Christmas Moon awaits her cue. Bright Merry to all and to all a good night. ©




  1. shoreacres / Dec 22 2015 12:49 am

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. sportsattitudes / Dec 22 2015 1:21 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who reside in the Hedge…and all who visit it!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 1:43 am

      Jingling all the way! Eggnogs right over there. Bright stars and much happiness to you and yours. Thanks for merry-ing along

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  3. robstroud / Dec 22 2015 2:25 am

    Merry Christmas!

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  4. Littlesundog / Dec 22 2015 2:43 am

    Happy holidays!!! Looks like we might be in for some REAL winter with SNOW!!! Wooooo HOOO!!! 😀

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  5. sustainabilitea / Dec 22 2015 3:49 am

    Merry Christmas and happy longer days starting tomorrow!! May it be a blessed season for you and yours.


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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 3:20 pm

      Molly is sure the longer days are her special present ( don’t tell!) Thanks for gifting a comment. Merry Christmas (early – but for presence, you have to be there not here. Jingle on! 🙂 )


  6. easyweimaraner / Dec 22 2015 12:58 pm

    Have a wonderful Christmas with treats and love and hugs and kisses :o)

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 3:23 pm

      Easy, Staff says it’s going to be Sandy Claws time! Warm enough for the beach..if the fog and rain takes a holiday. Paw waves and best Merry wishes to you and your realm!


      • easyweimaraner / Dec 22 2015 3:28 pm

        maybe we can replace our screaming light string with that muzak?


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 3:34 pm

          Grandparents had a big bird on their tree that trilled and chirped actual bird songs…you’d think “natural” would be better…dogs barked like crazy. Cats found an excuse to climb…it was like Griswold’s Old Fashioned Christmas..


        • easyweimaraner / Dec 22 2015 3:40 pm

          my grandparents would like it… they are the wins of the griswolds :o)


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 4:57 pm

          Nothing like merry chaos!


  7. memoirsofahusk / Dec 22 2015 3:56 pm

    Happy Christmas too youuu . Would you like some of our rain? We’ve had enough. Will see if Santa can deliver.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 5:09 pm

      Let’s see. Fog finally lifting, but rain chances: 30%,40,70,30% and onward – it is so not liquid snow. Will be windsurfer in stead of sleighs this year. Thanks for jingling along
      (Not a whale of a time. Whale stranded on shallow surf of Galveston beach. 30-40 feet (go to ch2 news, Houston for video from KPRC) This is very rare. Developing story. TX Marine Stranded Mammal network in route. Santa? A wish?)

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  8. pegoleg / Dec 22 2015 7:49 pm

    Merry Christmas to you!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 22 2015 9:41 pm

      (And telling WP that you aren’t spam….no matter what you are cooking up.) Thanks for Jingling along this year – and may all the warmth and joy of Christmas surround you and yours!


  9. The Hook / Dec 22 2015 9:02 pm

    You glow brighter than the sun, old friend.


  10. Aquileana / Dec 23 2015 8:24 am

    Nice introductory verses…
    And those glowing events sound stunning and I´d love to look up to the sky those days in order to catch them… Although, I am in the Southern Hemisphere, so I am sure I won´t be able to do so… Anyway, I hope you enjoy it… Merry Christmas and all my best wishes to you. Aquileana 🎄


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 23 2015 2:22 pm

      As it turns out, the rain and cloudy skies will prevent any sky views until before New Years Eve. But maybe someone will be able to enjoy the shows. Sharp clear winter skies are great entertainment. (I need to check the Southern Hemisphere and see what’s on the playbill there. Thanks for the hint)
      Jingle merrily along. Merry Christmas

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  11. aFrankAngle / Dec 24 2015 3:17 am

    Just heard the full moon on Christmas news for the first time today … Merry Christmas to you and your family … and of course Molly and RC.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 24 2015 2:49 pm

      The moon looked almost full last night (against a 360 degree pink sunset). May be the last we see of it for a few days if the predicted rain comes in – before the cold on Sunday (Perfect weather for TV football).
      Hope lots of joy dances your way for Christmas and all next year! Merry Christmas!

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      • aFrankAngle / Dec 24 2015 4:46 pm

        We couldn’t see the moon last night … way too many clouds. Merry Christmas … and don’t forget the chew bone for Molly … and shrimp for RC.


  12. roughseasinthemed / Dec 24 2015 8:54 pm

    Paw waves! Snowy is happy. We found a bag on our door with two bags of home-made treats for him. Huh. Nothing for us 😀


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 24 2015 9:21 pm

      The children always come first! And that sleigh is traveling fast.
      Molly has a surprise hidden.(super marked down “indestructible” raccoon…which may last most of the day) And she get to go visit the German at her new house/yard. She’s had a bath and we are struggling to keep her from rolling in the mud out back. Extra excited paw waves until we have time to visit tomorrow late. Gotta chase squirrel-elfs and reindeer. Cheers!

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  13. Roxie / Dec 25 2015 2:32 am

    Bright merry dittos!
    Cheer received, much appreciated, Phil!


  14. roughwighting / Dec 26 2015 8:29 pm

    I don’t usually revel in the Christmas weather, but this year – the 65 New England degrees and gorgeous full moon – well, much to revel in and out and around. Happy Happy New Year to you!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 29 2015 11:42 pm

      The nights before Christmas were certainly a delight. We’ll just nap through the cold grey and drizzle now. Thanks for celebrating along. Hope the New Year brings lots of cheer!

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