Wordless Wednesday: My Sky Yesterday

Earth (the little dot) as viewed from Saturn. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)
Earth (the little dot) as viewed from Saturn. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

While this image of the Earth from Saturn was making the rounds of the Internet yesterday, The Six-Year-Old and I were hanging out at our little beach, enjoying a mid-summer cool front and the whitecaps it created on Lake Michigan.

Our sky yesterday:

The sky over Lake Michigan, July 23, 2013. (Photo: Shala Howell)
The sky over Lake Michigan, July 23, 2013. (Photo: Shala Howell)


If you squint, you can just barely make out Saturn there behind the swirl of white clouds. No really. Imagination-fueled iPhone cameras are surprisingly powerful.

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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What’s Wordless Wednesday?

Recently I discovered Wordless Wednesdays through the blog, 5 Minutes for Mom. Basically, on Wednesdays all around the Internet, bloggers post their favorite photos, ideally without any words to accompany them, but often with 1-2 sentences of context. I’m not a photo-blogger. I’m more of a word girl, so I thought Wordless Wednesday would be fun.


  1. I see Saturn from this end every season when I go out with my telescope. IT is the tiny dot, though it looks a lot better than Earth does from there! I’ve seen the sky from Lake Michigan too. It reminds me of cold! Here in Las Vegas, luckily, I don’t have to worry about that too much.


    • Seems like in Vegas, you wouldn’t have to worry about cold at all. Perfect day here today, if you like your July 24th’s to be 75-79 degrees and breezy.

      Ah. Enjoying the weather now bc I’ll be too bent over and troll-like in February to wander out.


      • We’ve been having the low 100’s and 60% humidity so it’s a bit uncomfortable for us. Thunderstorms around the area. We usually have humidity at around 1-10%. There’s a T-shirt going around with a skeleton on it. The logo is “It’s a dry heat.” Very true!


      • Hah! That humidity makes a huge difference, doesn’t it? I lived in Dallas for many years and Houston for many more after, and although the temps were often similar, summers in Houston were much harder to endure, what with having to swim through all that wet air all the time.

        Thanks for stopping by again.


  2. Very cool to see that high-phase image of Saturn and its rings (and our humble mote) here! I think I can speak for many of us on the Cassini project when I say that. Can’t say much about the weather in the vicinity of Lake Michigan, though …


    • Gimpy! JJ told me that you were working on Cassini these days. My six year old would be thrilled to meet you, as she is rapidly becoming a bit of a space fiend, and has more than a few questions that I’m frankly not qualified to answer.

      How fun that you stopped by Caterpickles! Thank you!


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