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“Beautiful Star”

Description from Kathryn R: Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the celestial phenomenon known as The Great Conjunction in southwest sky at nightfall. Saturn and Jupiter will align very close to appear as one planet or bright "star." This has not occurred at night in about 800 years, and, because of its appearance at this time, is called by some The Christmas Star.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Stunning! Love the midnight/steely blues…perfect combo to commemorate Winter Solstice.

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    Happy Yule to everyone! Kathryn – this is a great pick for the Winter Solstice! Re: the peppermint pig…since the early 1880′s, families have been smashing a peppermint pig on Christmas to ensure health, happiness, and prosperity in the new year. There is a company in upstate New York that makes them and sells them to stores.

  3. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Stellar pick! Love the Twilight Rock Crystals, and everything in your pick works perfectly together. Our skies are predicted to be cloudy tonight, so we probably won’t be able to see the star.

  4. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Bev, thanks so much for the Pink Peppermint Pig story! Maggies Mom, so disappointing that our skies are overcast tonight too. :( Maybe it will still be visible tomorrow night. Thanks, Mary! Happy Yule Y’all! :D

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful star filled night sky pick. Whether it was the Bethlehem Star of just The Great Conjunction it is supposed to be a great sight.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful pick. Love the stars and the silk ribbon. Great info also.

  7. CzechChickStudio
    CzechChickStudio says:

    Gorgeous grouping! I love all the components you used. I got to see the “star”-which looked like 2 planets right next to each other from where we are at (Iowa). It was a bright clear night.

  8. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks so much, everyone! I envy those of you who got to see it with your own eyes. :) I hope it’s a good sign for all of us in 2021.

  9. BevB
    BevB says:

    Congratulations, Kathryn!

  10. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your star filled POD!

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    MH says:

    Lovely- congratulations!!

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Congratulations Kathryn on a fantastic celestial pick.

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Congrats!

  14. CzechChickStudio
    CzechChickStudio says:

    Congrats on gorgeous POD!

  15. tech2k
    tech2k says:

    Nice collection & congrats on POD !

  16. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Congratulations on gorgeous POD! I love this!

  17. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Congrats on your starry POD!

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