The Hat That Won the West
It wasn’t the wide brimmed cowboy hat, according to this 1957 article, but the hard rounded derby. From its emergence in mid-1800’s Britain until the rise in popularity of soft hats in the early 20th century, the bowler or derby (as it is known in the U.S.) was worn by everyone. Worn well, and not so well. by men at play, and women at play, …even anarchists agreed to...
That brilliant star in the southwest at dusk is the goddess of love. Venus shows phases, just like the moon and tonight it is gibbous, just like the moon. Alas, when Venus is the evening star it hides behind the trees from my backyard observatory. These photos were taken several years ago when Venus appeared as the morning star… close in its thin crescent phase. It is easily visible in...